Monday, 30 May 2016


With the inside mostly complete at #projecthillview & with the warm weather upon us & a pool, I have switched my attention to the backyard.

It is some need of serious work & dollars to achieve our ultimate goal. We met will Joel Loblaw & have decided to work with him & his amazing team to create the backyard oasis of our dreams, but that will have to wait for a few years. Until then, we have decided to tackle the #backyardremix ourselves. We cleaned everything up. I asked the Mr. to keep the grass cut, looking nice & green & I'll take care of the reset. Here is how the yard looks now, the before befores were way too embrassing.   

I am a proud garbage picker & saved the hexagon shaped dining table for the end of my uncles driveway. A little cleaning & she'll be great. Those 4  super ugly arm chairs that are ridiculously comfy, those will get slipcovered in white terry towel.  The kids Muskoka chairs will also get a coat of paint.

I'd love to clear out the back left corner to make way for a large umbrella & 2 lounge chairs.

This wall will have a series of hooks for easy hanging of towels & pool toys.

My neighbour put this extra large wicker chair out to the curb the other day, so I dragged it to my garage. A new comfy seat & back cushion & it will be ready for curling up with a fruity cocktail.

The side yard fence it tucked around the corner & you can only see it when you'er in the pool.
 After seeing this pic from Kerry Rosenthal Art on her instagran artkr I instantly knew a graphic mural of some kind was in order. I like the idea of an unexpected surprise.

Do you have any plans to spruce up your back yard this summer?


  1. Hollie, the exterior looks amazing in that black paint! I wish my neighbour's had pretty chairs on the curb...It's going to look fabulous. Can't wait to see the finished space.

  2. Your backyard will be amazing once Joel Loblaw is finished with it. It looks pretty good already though and I can't believe that you lucked out on a pool! I really love the graphic mural!


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