By Ally Banks
Well Friday nights are back to normal around here. No more late night runs to Lowe’s, but there have been a few Saturday afternoon stops. “ Let me just take one final peek” & “ I’ll just run into the garden center” are words I’ve said to my husband quite a few times in these last few weeks. The good news is, the project is complete and we have a beautiful backyard to kick back and enjoy at the end of the day.
Timing was perfect! We welcomed our new bundle of joy home on the day that everything was completed! I know we’re really going to enjoy the space this summer, and for many many summers to follow. As you can see, we’re already living in, and loving our space.
Lowe’s has one of the best outdoor accessory departments in the GTA. Everything found in the inspiration guide was available in store, which was great for me. I didn’t have to wait on an order to arrive, I could just grab and go. All of the pieces that I purchased worked well together, and I was able to customize the pieces to match my taste ( remember, I don’t like red). We went with a “Nautical” look, which is timeless and easy to add to in the years to come.
It was also great to see that Lowe’s accessories worked with the very few pieces that I already had in my backyard. We were able to refresh an old chaise with a new, cosy cushion. Matching the chaise cushion with the endless options of lighting features, created the perfect destination for post “kids in bed” naps, or a very quiet, and enjoyable early morning coffee.
Here are a few of my favorite design elements. I really love how our outdoor space looks at night with all our new lighting.