DIY Patio

After I realized how expensive a fence was going to be, I got it in my head that we could do a small patio ourselves. Initially I wanted something bigger, but once I realized how much work and money it was going to be, smaller was better.

Delivery of the stone and sand in the snow!

Delivery of the stone and sand in the snow!

90 square and 180 rectangle stones, 3 5 gallon buckets of polymer sand, and 17 bags of paver base.  I carried this all by myself back and forth from the front yard.  I literally couldn't pick up Gavin after.

90 square and 180 rectangle stones, 3 5 gallon buckets of polymer sand, and 17 bags of paver base. I carried this all by myself back and forth from the front yard. I literally couldn’t pick up Gavin after.

Before we did the last step of laying down the polymer sand, we sealed the stones with multi-surface sealer.

Before we did the last step of laying down the polymer sand, we sealed the stones with multi-surface sealer.

Ta-da!  I have to say, I am pretty happy with it.  We are not DIY-ers so this was success to us!  Now I just need my fence up and some grass.  I am so tired of all this dirt!

Ta-da! I have to say, I am pretty happy with it. We are not DIY-ers so this was success to us! Now I just need my fence up and some grass. I am so tired of all this dirt!

We also had to rent a paver saw to cut some of the stones down to make everything line up, so even though this wasn’t a cheap project, it would have been way more expensive if we had someone do it for us!

I am trying to figure out how to make it prettier out there, but I am not a gardener at all! Also, it is so dang hot and sunny out there in the afternoons so I have got to put some trees or a canopy or something. Any ideas?

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