My husband has an eye for design and space. His talents are much more than that. He can build it from start to finish. He is one of the most creative and talented people I have ever met.
Our outdoor living space has been a work in progress since 2013. It was well worth the wait. He finished it this past December.
The photos show his level of design talents and also impeccable attention to detail.
I’m forever grateful for all his hard-work and creating exactly what I dreamed of.
It started in summer 2013 with help from our very good friend Darin
They pulled all the stone pavers and started digging and getting the space ready for the cement slab
Another friend Lance came over to help with the supporting beams for the new roof.
Fast forward to spring/summer 2014
Now that the roof is finished it is time for the details
The ceiling is tongue & groove with a stain with a warmer brown hue to tie in the beams we have added to the front of our house.
I asked him to do a chevron pattern wood wall. I did not realize the time that would have to go into this. Measuring every piece that goes up
It truly blew me away… better than I ever imagined. I knew with the wood tongue and groove ceiling I wanted to white wash the chevron wall to give it a cooler tone.
Matching the chevron wall he built cabinet doors by hand to tie in. We white washed the wood as well.
Built in our Fontana Forni pizza oven from Italy
Also, built a space for my Traeger wood burning grill & smoker.
He also built my farm table out of extra wood we had from this project. I stained it grey and we added the clavos. It is stunning!
A few photos of the process:
Here is the finished outdoor space.
Living in the Pacific Northwest we really thought out the space and added heat into the beams.
He also wrapped the gas fire pit and made a ledge for glasses. We still need to white wash it.
We love starting our weekend mornings here
Also dinners watching the sunset with our boys
It may have taken several years to complete, however it was even better than I could have ever dreamed.
We use and enjoy our outdoor living-space daily; sun, rain, clouds… The weather does not stop us from being outdoors.
I’m so blessed to have such a talented best friend, husband and the most amazing father to our children.
Quote from Pinterest
Photos; Tina Meade