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Monday, August 15, 2011

Stamped concrete, phase I of the dream...NEWBIE party started!

Coming along here, coming along!
Stamped concrete is an interesting process.
It is a lot cheaper than pavers or real stone, so we opted for that route.
Glad we did. It will give us room for a few other things we have been
dreaming of in the future.
If you recall this is was our outdoor area a few weeks ago...

I sure will not miss all that pinestraw...


 This was the first step after the poured concrete. 
 They then throw this powder coating on, that oxidized the color.  They take these rubber stamps and literally stamp them into the concrete. It is like a puzzle...


We love the color, the texture and the pattern!


 Soon our fireplace will go on the surface, along with some other fun outdoor goodies,
 furniture and decor..
I plan on bringing lots of color from the indoors out.


The total extra square footage is around 450 sq. ft.  Certainly wonderful for outdoor entertaining.
I can't wait to show you phase II, soon.

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70 Comments:

Blogger Evie said...

Thanks for hosting another great party! And I LOVE your stamped concrete...totally envious! :)

August 14, 2011 at 6:28 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Debbie, your patio looks fabulous!! Enjoy it.

August 14, 2011 at 6:29 PM  
Blogger ❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Love the stamped concrete. That is our next project here. We are using a round head stone pattern for our stamp. Luckily my hubby can do it and has everything. Looks great Debbie, you made the right choice.

August 14, 2011 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Debbie, that is so wonderful. That is the same thing we had done to the end of our driveway last year. Yes, much cheaper than pavers. You are going to really enjoy this area.

August 14, 2011 at 6:52 PM  
Blogger Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Is there such a thing as concrete envy? If so I totally have it! This is wonderful...can't wait to see what's next. Have a great week.

August 14, 2011 at 6:53 PM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Debbie, your backyard is coming along beautifully!!! This really has added to your square footage. We have cut concrete sidewalks, but I love the texture your new space has!!!

August 14, 2011 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger ReFresh ReStyle said...

It looks gorgeous, yes I have concrete envy too! Thanks for sharing your wonderful outdoor space!
Debbie

August 14, 2011 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger Poppy said...

The stamped concrete is coming along so beautifully and I love the color and pattern... we have a similar one is our front yard and I love it!Thanks for having us each week. Have a wonderful week and good luck with your outdoor space. Can't wait to see when it's all finished.~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

August 14, 2011 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Your patio looks great. I have always wanted an area like that. It would be great for get togethers. I bet you are going to use it quite a bit. Happy rest of your Sunday.

Danielle

August 14, 2011 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Beautiful, love the color, ok where is that fireplace at now? Is that phase duex?

August 14, 2011 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

It is coming along for sure! Go Debbie, Go!

Liesl :)

August 14, 2011 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger Creative Choices Interior(s) said...

Hi Debbie,

I've decided I am not a party kind of girl. I tried to post #6 and #7would be mine. But they take you to my sight as a whole and not just the post. Please feel free to Delete!!!!!!

Maybe later . . .thanks,
Chlvie

August 14, 2011 at 7:38 PM  
Blogger Andrea@ourbluefrontdoor said...

I just love it! Our neighbor did the same thing and it is beautiful and easy to maintain. Looking forward to seeing the second phase. I'll come over for some outdoor parties!!

August 14, 2011 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful Debbie!! I can't wait to see more! We did stamped concrete on our pool deck and on our front walk and we couldn't be happier! Another great thing about stamped concrete vs. pavers NO WEEDS coming thru! Martina

August 14, 2011 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Looks fabulous! You're going to really enjoy this space.

xo
Pat

August 14, 2011 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Icy BC said...

It it so beautiful, and I love the circular shape of your new patio!

August 14, 2011 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger Rosemary@villabarnes said...

What a difference! Can't wait for phase II. Thanks for hosting Debbie.

August 14, 2011 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

That looks amazing! You are a busy bee these days, what an awesome space that will be to relax with a cocktail:)

August 14, 2011 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

It's looking good Debbie! Can't wait to see the rest!

August 14, 2011 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

Love that space. I have mine screened in now and just need to add myself an outdoor kitchen. We are saving our pennies.

August 14, 2011 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is such a great idea! We have a courtyard at our home in Florida and this may be a good solution for changing it from flat concrete! ♥

August 14, 2011 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

That looks so amazing! You are going to love that area even more.

August 14, 2011 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger Pattie said...

OH Debbie it's look so good... so much more room... have a good evening

August 14, 2011 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Wow. Debbie, that looks great. Can't imagine what else you have planned, because it looks so good right now.

August 14, 2011 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Wow I love it!! Looks incredible Debbie!

August 14, 2011 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

Debbie!! That is looking awesome!!! What a big difference! I will tell you to be careful when it is wet. Several of our neighbors in Michigan had the stamped concrete and we watched many a child slip and fall when it was wet so just be careful! I can't wait to see all that you will do out there! It will be a colorful dream, I am sure!

August 14, 2011 at 9:47 PM  
Blogger Randi said...

I had never heard of stamped concrete until this very moment and now I MUST HAVE SOME! It looks soooo nice. So your patio warming party is when? :)

August 14, 2011 at 10:39 PM  
Blogger FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love your concrete stamp! I didn't know about this, I guess I learned sothing tonight! Thank you for hosting and have a great week.
FABBY

August 14, 2011 at 10:44 PM  
Blogger Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Wow! Debbie- I love that stamp and staining... can't wait to see what else you do out there. It is going to look fabulous!

Pat

August 14, 2011 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Debbie it looks fabulous! I sure would not hesitate to use stamped concrete now that I have seen it, I could kick myself for doing pavers on my patio!! This looks great! and no weeds growing between the bricks!

Carol

August 14, 2011 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger Carly said...

Thanks so much for hosting! I'm your newest follower!

August 15, 2011 at 12:25 AM  
Blogger PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

This is such a great idea, Debbie! It will make the space even more of an outdoor room!

August 15, 2011 at 6:42 AM  
Blogger Veronica said...

Nothing like a great outdoor area for happy days and your looks really great now. Love those comfy recliners! I hope you enjoy this space to the max.

Veronica
www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

August 15, 2011 at 7:09 AM  
Blogger Goldie said...

I love the look of the stamped concrete! I never knew about it until this weekend. I watched a show on DIY and they had stamped concrete! It looks great!

August 15, 2011 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

Beautiful! I love the look of stamped concrete. I know you are loving it!

August 15, 2011 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Your stamped concrete patio looks amazing! Can't wait to see phase II.

August 15, 2011 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger laurie said...

aww,, this looks so nice, you know , I liked it before but now it looks even better,, it was more rustic before and now its like more city fied,, (is that word????)

August 15, 2011 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Congratulations on your new space! I hope you enjoy many hours relaxing there:) Thank you for the newbie party. I have added your button to my blog.

August 15, 2011 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Dawna said...

Ooh..the stamped concrete is great!!! Love it. can't wait to see the finished deck area, it will look fabulous! Another "room" to decorate so to speak. I love all our outside areas, favorite spots for the summer months for sure!

August 15, 2011 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Designs By Pinky said...

It looks fabulous!!!!! WOW!!! You are gonna LOOOOVE this! Can't wait to see Phase 2! XO, Pinky

August 15, 2011 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

Great job on the concrete, looks fab! I love the fencepost bench, did you make that also? Have plans? =)
I love that your neighbors let your children play in their driveway, great neighbors.

August 15, 2011 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I love your back patio! I have always thought stamped concrete looks nice. Thanks for hosting the newbie party again!

August 15, 2011 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Wren Daniels said...

Wow! I love the stamped concrete! I'm gonna have to "pin" that! I know y'all are going to enjoy your new improved space!

August 15, 2011 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Debbie, The patio looks wonderful! I'll be checking back for phase 2.
xo,
Sherry

August 15, 2011 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

Beautiful! They did a fabulous job, can't wait to see what you do next!

Heather

August 15, 2011 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

Love the stamped concrete! Can't wait to see phase 2.

August 15, 2011 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Talk about a GORGEOUS backyard. I don't think I'd go inside. e.v.e.r.

August 15, 2011 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger Ivy and Elephants said...

Your patio is going to be amazing, can't wait to see phase two. The color you picked is just awesome!
Patti

August 15, 2011 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger Skye said...

Thanks for hosting! I was excited to come back this week!

August 15, 2011 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

The stamped concrete looks wonderful! You must be getting more excited every day.

August 15, 2011 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger SavannahGranny said...

It is already looking fab! I can't wait to see how you furnish your new outside room. Hugs, Ginger

August 15, 2011 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger Catie said...

Wow Debbie, it looks soo nice! Thanks for hosting. : )

August 15, 2011 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger Designs on 47th Street said...

Goodness Debbie!! Your new concrete looks like $$$$'s! I love the richess of it!! (I know you don't want to hear this, but i miss pine straw...we don't have any where I live now!)

Donna

August 15, 2011 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Loy said...

Well, Mr. Linky doesn't like me today. Took about 6 tries to get a thumbnail up. Oh well, it finally happened. Today I bring Homemade Cookie Mix. Just the thing to have in your kitchen with back to school and all. Thanks for hosting. Love this party-get to see things beside recipes.

August 15, 2011 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger The Garden Bell said...

Stunning, truly stunnig. Can't wait to see all your goodies added to. All ready for a fall fire. Way too busy around here to post. I think I have to find a new helper, mine was a no-show last week and the time before. Boy, do I hate all this manual labor here cleaning today. Off to bop around.

August 15, 2011 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

LOVE stamped concrete, Debbie! This looks awesome ... you guys must be thrilled! I see many Fall parties around the firepit going on out here ... congrats!

August 15, 2011 at 6:05 PM  
Blogger Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Debbie, YOur patio is just gorgeous! I love the stamped pattern. And your setting is a true dream come true!
Yvonne

August 15, 2011 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Looks awesome! Can't wait to see Phase II!

August 15, 2011 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger ⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Thanks everyone..we are very excited about this project. It has been a long time coming. Years actually, but you know some things you just have to save for, and this has been the one.

August 15, 2011 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

The stamped concrete really looks awesome. Congrats. Can't wait to see phase II.

August 15, 2011 at 10:12 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

OH Debbie...this looks fabulous! I would love to have a space like that! You are going to love it!

August 15, 2011 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger Terrie said...

Spacious and greenery private BBQ site. Love the concrete look.

August 16, 2011 at 3:46 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

We tossed this idea back and forth, but with our weather, decided that pavers were the way to go. Isn't it amazing what we live with before we take the plunge and do something about it? I'll be living in a state of MESS for another month or so until our project is done. But it should turn out great. Just like yours will, as well. :-)

August 16, 2011 at 6:24 AM  
Blogger The Little Dog Laughs said...

Oh, these pictures make me wish it was the weekend already. :) Sweet blog. So much happening here. Have a lovely day ~ Alexandra

August 16, 2011 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Thanks for stopping by - you are such a sweetie for the invite! I have been checking out some of the newbie blogs though. There is so much interesting stuff out there in blogland! Enjoy your day!
-Shelley

August 16, 2011 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger Marianne said...

Patio came out GREAT, I really love the stamped concrete. We're getting estimates now on a patio for the yard. Can't wait until it's done. My yard is huge and we never did anything with it in the 10 yrs we've lived here. It's time! Can't wait to see how you decorate yours.
Marianne :)

August 16, 2011 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wow, Debbie, the stamped concrete looks really nice! I think I like it better than pavers as there are no seesm to allow weeds to grow in the middle. I know you'll really enjoy this area now!

Hugs,

Pat

August 16, 2011 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger Ann@StylishOnceAgain said...

Thanks so much for hosting the Newbie Party. You have really helped my blog grow. I am at 99 followers today!

August 16, 2011 at 6:38 PM  
Blogger Kerri said...

Wow, your stamped concrete looks amazing! I am going to show my husband...we've been tossing around a few ideas for our patio that is in dire need of some help!

August 16, 2011 at 10:12 PM  
Blogger Lizabeth said...

Love your new cement patio! The coloring turned out great! It wil last for so long and won't need maintenance like a deck!

August 17, 2011 at 7:53 PM  

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