March 23, 2015

Home Depot Patio Style Challenge Sneak Peeks

It may not seem like I've been up to much since the blog has been so quiet lately but I've been doing a lot of work (A LOT of work) behind the scenes!

For starters, I'm participating in Home Depot's Patio Style Challenge this year!



I participated in their first DIY Challenge last fall and I was so excited when they asked me to participate in their Style Challenge this spring! I've watched the Patio Style Challenge makeovers from afar for a long time and have always wanted to join in and now I finally get to! :)

We'll be making over our back patio + a little more for the challenge.



I can't share the full reveal with you just yet (soon, I promise!) but I thought I'd share some sneak peeks with you in the mean time. I've been sharing them on Instagram over the past few weeks so if you're not following me, you're missing out on future sneak peeks!



Anyway, the biggest change we made to our yard was adding AstroTurf!



I know, I know – you're probably thinking of the awful neon green carpet like "grass" AstroTurf is typically associated with but I promise you that the turf we had installed is NOTHING like the ugly old stuff! It's so realistic that it fools everyone who sees it!

We also laid some giant pavers down. I absolutely love the contrast between the white marble chip "grout" and the cement pavers!



I played with some pretty succulents:



And did a little plant shopping:





I also mingled with a butterfly who happened to stop by and check out our new space!



I can't wait for you to (virtually) stop by and check it out too! :)



11 comments

  1. can't wait to see it! we've got some turf in our yard that the previous owners installed and it's not that bad.... especially with the dog running around :)

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  2. Ooh how I've missed your posts! These sneek peeks make my heart happy, can't wait to see the reveal!

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  3. I'm so jealous when I see your sneak peeks. The due date was today and I didn't even get started because of the stupid weather. Today it is 24 outside. OH WHY?!?! I was so enthusiastic about this challenge and it has dwarfed to nada.

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  4. Can't wait to see how you incorporated turf into the design. Patios are one of the best things to get over this winter fever, so I'm really looking forward to everyone's posts!!

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  5. Oh man! I can't wait to see it! I'm anxious to get working on my yard and it looks like your space is going to be super inspiring!

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  6. Oooh, I can't wait Caitlin! I am astro-turf-green with jealousy over your warm weather too :)

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  7. Can't wait to see it. The sneak peeks have been awesome!

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  8. I can't wait to see yours Caitlin :) Wish we would have some outdoor weather on any consistent basis around here!xo

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  9. I run the Rohnert Park Home Depot (Sonoma County, CA) workshops and can't wait to see your reveal. THD is carrying some really cute ceramic patio/yard accessories this year and have had my eye on a few. Good luck with the challenge.

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