The first thing we hung were those gorgeous chairs, and then I went on a major shopping spree at one of my go to home sites, Wayfair, and collected most all of the rest of the pieces we needed to create the spaces of our dreams.
Shop the look:
steel fire pit from wayfair // butterfly chair from wayfair // wooden outdoor sofa from wayfair // umbrella // concrete side table from wayfair // outdoor rug from target // hanging chairs from shop candelabra // coffee table from wayfair (I am actually doing a DIY for this instead but this was our dream coffee table) // square concrete stools from Wayfair // white slatted dining table from ikea // jute floor cushion from CB2
There is about 3/4 of an acre of land and most all of it is fenced in so we are working with a good amount of space to create some outdoor rooms and different seating arrangements around the property. Below are our plans for the space, keep in mind these photos are before we started working on the exterior so things are still a bit of a mess.This was one of the different kind of rock walls which is right off the bedroom. We already painted it but I have yet to snap some photos. The plan here is to create a little seating area with two lounge chairs and an umbrella for shade. This area is just off the bedroom patio above and it’s the perfect spot for a fire pit and chairs and some nigh time stargazing. We weren’t intending on getting a new fence but the one shown in the photo above blew down in a storm so a new fence it is! Around the front of the A-frame portion of the house we have some work to do. You can’t tell but the fence on the far left wall is chain link which butts up to the neighbors grey fence. We are going to continue the wood fence from the front around that side as well so we have a nicer backdrop to an outdoor dining area. We will get rid of the fountain and have already started adding some plants into the front flower bed (which you can see in the first photo of the post). We also inherited a non-functioning coy pond that tends to just collect garbage and only holds water for a day or so after a huge storm. We are going to fill this in and turn it into another plant bed. And finally back in the far corner we are going to turn this into a small pool area. We looked into the cost of installing a proper pool and after everything we put into the house there is not much left for any kind of pool. I have seen a few renditions of people using stock water tanks as pools floating around the internet and new that was all we needed. A little plunge pool to splash around and get wet. This one is amazing, and I love how Morgan who also lives in the desert, painted hers white. We want to build a deck around most of it, leaving enough space on the far side to add a filtration system etc. Wish us luck! It should be quite the DIY.
To see all the progress on the A-frame check here.