It’s been 3 weeks since we have been able to use our backyard. 3 VERY long weeks.
One of our major projects for this year is having a new stamped concrete patio poured. It sounded like it was going to be so easy- get estimates, sign contract, old patio is removed, new patio is framed out, poured and stamped. Not so much. Removal and framing were done in 2 days, then came the rain. The rain went away and then came the wind. The patio was finally poured last Friday and then came the German Shorthair. Our beloved (I’m using that term losely right now) dog got into the backyard trying to dig up a baby bunny nest and ran across the patio less than 2 hours after it was poured. Not just once. Twice. When Ike decides to do something, like ruin something expensive, he likes to do it right. Now we have rain again and until it clears up we can’t have everything corrected and sealed so we’re in limbo again.
Stamped concrete is way cool, it comes in dozens of patterns and colors.
One of my favorites, wood floors!
As if having all of the cool patterns wasn’t enough it can be practically any color. We visted the Butterfield Color showroom in Aurora, IL to pick out our shades and were blown away by the options. This is just 1 of the 3 displays with all of the dye and release colors.
I can’t wait to finally have some after photos, and for our first patio cocktail party!