Back Patio Makeover Reveal

We transformed the backyard of our farmhouse by taking down a deck and creating a sunken brick and flagstone patio. Back Patio Makeover - Final Reveal / sunken patio / brick patio/ farmhouse backyard / patio makeover/ diy /restoration hardware sofa / http://lehmanlane.net

The day is here, our back patio makeover is finally DONE!!!  We started this backyard project a little over a year ago now and there were times I didn’t think we would ever finish but thankfully we did and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.

We transformed the backyard of our farmhouse by taking down a deck and creating a sunken brick and flagstone patio. Back Patio Makeover - Final Reveal / sunken patio / brick patio/ farmhouse backyard / patio makeover/ diy / garedn shed / http://lehmanlane.net

Back Patio Makeover – Final Reveal

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Here is a pic of what our patio looked like just one year ago…

Stop by to see all the progress we made for our farmhouse fixer upper! back patio before

Below is a reminder of what we have done so far…

Our Plan for our Backyard Patio

Demo Deck ( see that here)

Save Brick from Previous Patio

Dig an 8 foot by 8 foot space for our Hot Tub

Build a retaining wall around the sunken patio (see that here)

Move the Hot Tub (see that here)

Level the Ground inside the Patio

Use Reclaimed Brick and Create a Brick Patio (see that here)

Use Reclaimed Flagstone/ Bluestone for walkway in front of Sliding Doors (see that here)

Landscape around Sunken Patio (see that here)

Build an Arbor for the Entrance to the Patio (see that here)

Spray Paint Red & Fix Broken Screen Doors

Refresh a Vintage Patio Set (see that here)

Bring the Outdoor Furniture Back

Decorate

I am going to let the pictures speak for themselves rather than writing too much about it. As you can see from the before pic we had our work cut out for us!

We transformed the backyard of our farmhouse by taking down a deck and creating a sunken brick and flagstone patio. Back Patio Makeover - Final Reveal / sunken patio / brick patio/ farmhouse backyard / patio makeover/ diy / hot tub http://lehmanlane.net

We transformed the backyard of our farmhouse by taking down a deck and creating a sunken brick and flagstone patio. Back Patio Makeover - Final Reveal / sunken patio / brick patio/ farmhouse backyard / patio makeover/ diy http://lehmanlane.net

We transformed the backyard of our farmhouse by taking down a deck and creating a sunken brick and flagstone patio. Back Patio Makeover - Final Reveal / sunken patio / brick patio/ farmhouse backyard / patio makeover/ diy http://lehmanlane.net

We transformed the backyard of our farmhouse by taking down a deck and creating a sunken brick and flagstone patio. Back Patio Makeover - Final Reveal / sunken patio / brick patio/ farmhouse backyard / patio makeover/ diy / longaberger vegetable basket http://lehmanlane.net

We transformed the backyard of our farmhouse by taking down a deck and creating a sunken brick and flagstone patio. Back Patio Makeover - Final Reveal / sunken patio / brick patio/ farmhouse backyard / patio makeover/ diy / longaberger vegetable basket / http://lehmanlane.net

We transformed the backyard of our farmhouse by taking down a deck and creating a sunken brick and flagstone patio. Back Patio Makeover - Final Reveal / sunken patio / brick patio/ farmhouse backyard / patio makeover/ diy / outdoor sofa and coffee table / http://lehmanlane.net

We transformed the backyard of our farmhouse by taking down a deck and creating a sunken brick and flagstone patio. Back Patio Makeover - Final Reveal / sunken patio / brick patio/ farmhouse backyard / patio makeover/ diy /fire pit / http://lehmanlane.net

We have tried to spend every second that we can enjoying this new backyard patio.  Whether drinking a glass of wine or cup of coffee, having an alfresco dinner with friends and family, reading and looking through gardening and design books and magazines or spending time in our hot tub and enjoying s’mores from our new fire pit.

We transformed the backyard of our farmhouse by taking down a deck and creating a sunken brick and flagstone patio. Back Patio Makeover - Final Reveal / sunken patio / brick patio/ farmhouse backyard / patio makeover/ diy / fire pit / http://lehmanlane.net

We transformed the backyard of our farmhouse by taking down a deck and creating a sunken brick and flagstone patio. Back Patio Makeover - Final Reveal / sunken patio / brick patio/ farmhouse backyard / patio makeover/ diy / fire pit / http://lehmanlane.net

We transformed the backyard of our farmhouse by taking down a deck and creating a sunken brick and flagstone patio. Back Patio Makeover - Final Reveal / sunken patio / brick patio/ farmhouse backyard / patio makeover/ diy / outdoor sofa and coffee table / http://lehmanlane.net

We transformed the backyard of our farmhouse by taking down a deck and creating a sunken brick and flagstone patio. Back Patio Makeover - Final Reveal / sunken patio / brick patio/ farmhouse backyard / patio makeover/ diy http://lehmanlane.net

We transformed the backyard of our farmhouse by taking down a deck and creating a sunken brick and flagstone patio. Back Patio Makeover - Final Reveal / sunken patio / brick patio/ farmhouse backyard / patio makeover/ diy /restoration hardware sofa / http://lehmanlane.net

We transformed the backyard of our farmhouse by taking down a deck and creating a sunken brick and flagstone patio. Back Patio Makeover - Final Reveal / sunken patio / brick patio/ farmhouse backyard / patio makeover/ diy http://lehmanlane.net

We transformed the backyard of our farmhouse by taking down a deck and creating a sunken brick and flagstone patio. Back Patio Makeover - Final Reveal / sunken patio / brick patio/ farmhouse backyard / patio makeover/ diy / vintage patio set / http://lehmanlane.net

We transformed the backyard of our farmhouse by taking down a deck and creating a sunken brick and flagstone patio. Back Patio Makeover - Final Reveal / sunken patio / brick patio/ farmhouse backyard / patio makeover/ diy / patio table / http://lehmanlane.net

We transformed the backyard of our farmhouse by taking down a deck and creating a sunken brick and flagstone patio. Back Patio Makeover - Final Reveal / sunken patio / brick patio/ farmhouse backyard / patio makeover/ diy /white peonies and queen annes lace in a ball jar / http://lehmanlane.net

In total this project cost us less than $1500 for supplies which is not inexpensive.  However, without all the blood, sweat and tears we put into this outdoor DIY project it would have cost A WHOLE LOT MORE.

We transformed the backyard of our farmhouse by taking down a deck and creating a sunken brick and flagstone patio. Back Patio Makeover - Final Reveal / sunken patio / brick patio/ farmhouse backyard / patio makeover/ diy http://lehmanlane.net

We transformed the backyard of our farmhouse by taking down a deck and creating a sunken brick and flagstone patio. Back Patio Makeover - Final Reveal / sunken patio / brick patio/ farmhouse backyard / patio makeover/ diy http://lehmanlane.net

We transformed the backyard of our farmhouse by taking down a deck and creating a sunken brick and flagstone patio. Back Patio Makeover - Final Reveal / sunken patio / brick patio/ farmhouse backyard / patio makeover/ diy http://lehmanlane.net

As per usual we still want to do a few more things like our fix our rundown garden shed but for now we are determined to RELAX and enjoy this new back patio makeover :).

We transformed the backyard of our farmhouse by taking down a deck and creating a sunken brick and flagstone patio. Back Patio Makeover - Final Reveal / sunken patio / brick patio/ farmhouse backyard / patio makeover/ diy / garden arbor / http://lehmanlane.net

We transformed the backyard of our farmhouse by taking down a deck and creating a sunken brick and flagstone patio. Back Patio Makeover - Final Reveal / sunken patio / brick patio/ farmhouse backyard / patio makeover/ diy / garden arbor / http://lehmanlane.net

Thanks so much for taking the time to check out our backyard patio makeover!  I hope this inspires you to make a special backyard spot of your own!

Don’t forget to pin my Back Yard Makeover!

We transformed the backyard of our farmhouse by taking down a deck and creating a sunken brick and flagstone patio. Back Patio Makeover - Final Reveal / sunken patio / brick patio/ farmhouse backyard / patio makeover/ diy http://lehmanlane.net

In case you were wondering where we found all of our supplies here is a Source List…

  • Wood Patio Furniture from Restoration Hardware found on Craigslist (you can read my tips here)
  • Vintage Wrought Iron Patio Set (read how we refinished it here)
  • Striped Sofa Pillow (World Market)
  • 2 Patterned Outdoor Pillows (Pottery Barn)
  • Veggie Basket (Longaberger)
  • Concrete Succulent Garden (read how I made that here)
  • Sofa Throw (Ikea)

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14 thoughts on “Back Patio Makeover Reveal

  1. Wow, you should be proud, it is fabulous. I love how it fits so perfectly with the rest of your yard. You have it styled so beautifully too, I would definitely just live out there. Gorgeous.

    1. Thank you so much Marty! We couldn’t be more excited with how are backyard patio turned out and hope to spend most of our summer enjoying it :).

  2. Wow that is a lot of work you put into it Tara! But it is so worth it in the end. It looks great and now you can kick back and enjoy the fruits of your labor!

    1. Thanks you so much Mary! We are so excited with how our backyard patio turned out and hope to spend as much time out there as we can :).

  3. Tara, it is quite lovely! I adore the brick patio. Hope you’re able to enjoy it to the hilt this summer and fall! xo

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Nancy! We haven’t used any Scott’s product in this house to patch our grass so I am not sure what post you are asking about.

  4. Hi Tara, I just came across your patio makeover post from 2017. It looks so great! I will check out your other posts to see if any updates have been made. But I have a question. Do you remember where your black fire pit/fireplace/chimnea thingy came from? I have been on the search the past 2 seasons but am not finding one I love, until I saw yours!!! The size and style are perfect.
    Thanks! Crissy

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my patio makeover Crissy! Believe or not we found our fire pit in trash so I am sorry I don’t know where it is originally from.

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