Dexter Backyard: the Finished Patio Door

THE DEXTER HOUSE We've had a couple of sunny moments here in Seattle (in between rain storms), and it's gotten me excited for warmer weather.  And dinners on the patio.  With twinkle lights.  And drinking wine on the patio under twinkling lights:)

But before we can get to all that, there's the small matter of the backyard renovation.  I'll be sharing all the details when we move forward with that project (hopefully this Spring), but for the time being, I wanted to followup on the patio door, a project we started last Fall and just got around to finishing.

You may recall that we enlarged the master bedroom window to accommodate a patio door last Fall.

The Grit and Polish - Master Window

The Grit and Polish - Cutting a new doorway

I really, really wanted to put in a steel door, but that wasn't in the budget, so I picked a simple fiberglass french door from Home Depot.

The Grit and Polish - Dexter Backyard Door Install

The Grit and Polish - Dexter Backyard Door Install 2

We finally got to trimming the door out and adding a light last weekend. Unfortunately the light couldn't be centered due to where the wiring came out.  Brick isn't the easiest siding material to work with...

The Grit and Polish - Dexter Backyard Door Trim

And here's a look from the other side of the yard.  Like I said, we have a big project back here...

The Grit and Polish - Dexter Backyard Door Trim 2

...but I think it's going to be a lovely backyard space come this summer!  I'm hoping to create a cozy seating area just off the master bedroom so Garrett and I can enjoy some quiet time outside after we put the boys to bed.  But more on that to come.  Let's all hope for some nice weather, so we can get this backyard project started!

xoxo -Cathy

p.s. we're doing a quickie bedroom makeover in our tiny guest bedroom.  I'm thinking warm and cozy...something like this except way way smaller and with less natural light.  I'll share more next week!

p.p.s. Check out this eclectic apartment in Seattle.  Love it!

p.p.p.s. Tales from an Anthopologie stylist.  What a lovely scene that plaster and wallpaper wall make with the flower garlands!