The backyard makeover is complete

As I mentioned in my backyard overhaul post, what started as just changing up the kids backyard toys has evolved into a complete backyard makeover! We finally chose and purchased our patio furniture so I think it’s safe to say that the backyard is done…except for the barbecue, but that will have to wait until next year. Here it is, in as close to a panoramic shot as I could manage!


In case you’re wondering where things are from:

  • the basketball net is Little Tikes and was a curbside find
  • the cedar house is Georgian Manor by Cedar Summit Premium Play Sets that we purchased from Costco
  • the climbing dome is by Lifetime and was purchased through Amazon
  • the large shade umbrella at the back was purchased when we bought the house 4 years ago and I can’t remember where we got it now, though it may have been Home Outfitters
  • the pink plastic kids chairs were purchased at Canadian Tire last summer
  • the patio set was purchased from Sears Canada (it came with a small table that is not currently being used)
  • the patio coffee table that is being used was purchased from Canadian Tire last summer
  • the patio umbrella was purchased at Home Outfitters with a coupon provided by their #athomeinsider program (and it was on sale at the time so I got a double discount – this must be how coupon stackers in the States feel when they score a great deal!)
  • the kids picnic table is also Little Tikes and has been a backyard staple for 4 years now

We’ve been spending as much time outside as possible and I love having a safe area for the girls to play when I’m inside getting a meal ready. The investment will certainly be worth it for us!

20 Comments on The backyard makeover is complete

  1. Darlene W
    June 20, 2014 at 9:16 PM (3 years ago)

    Looking good, great hangout for the kids to play

  2. Crystal M
    June 22, 2014 at 1:14 AM (3 years ago)

    Beautiful! Love your patio furniture!

  3. Darwin
    June 22, 2014 at 12:35 PM (3 years ago)

    What a fun backyard for the kids!

  4. Kim Tanti
    June 22, 2014 at 10:14 PM (3 years ago)

    That is a backyard that I’ll get use

  5. Monique L.S.
    June 23, 2014 at 8:16 AM (3 years ago)

    Love how the areas are visually separated. Looks like a lot of fun back there.

  6. angela m
    June 23, 2014 at 9:48 AM (3 years ago)

    Looks fantastic, a great place for the whole family to enjoy.

  7. Bailey Dexter
    June 23, 2014 at 8:28 PM (3 years ago)

    What a great play space for the kids! Great that you have a space as well to relax and see them at the same time.

  8. Jessica C
    June 23, 2014 at 9:40 PM (3 years ago)

    Beautiful picture , looks so peaceful ! :)

  9. Bev
    June 26, 2014 at 12:43 PM (3 years ago)

    Oh wow! I really love the climbing dome! That looks like so much fun!

  10. Laurie P
    June 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM (3 years ago)

    Great yard to hang out in for the summer, good job! Love the climber!

  11. kristen visser
    June 27, 2014 at 3:40 PM (3 years ago)

    oh wow that is amazing! i absolutely love it and looks like tons of fun. i love that you dedicate a section of the yard to your kids and looks like a real playground. totally gonna keep this idea in mind

  12. Jennifer P.
    June 27, 2014 at 5:45 PM (3 years ago)

    Wow, what a great area for the kids! And I love that you got some of the items either free or discounted.

  13. Leela
    June 28, 2014 at 7:23 PM (3 years ago)

    That looks great!

  14. Suzie M
    June 29, 2014 at 8:13 PM (3 years ago)

    What a nice space for family & friends

  15. Betty S
    July 1, 2014 at 2:44 PM (3 years ago)

    what a great space for your family, a place to eat, and a great place to play

  16. Alicia
    July 2, 2014 at 4:37 PM (3 years ago)

    Awesome hangout for the whole family!! Bet the neighbourhood kids are always over now.

  17. Jason kinnin
    July 3, 2014 at 8:31 AM (3 years ago)

    great idea having a park for your kids back there!

  18. Sharon
    July 3, 2014 at 12:57 PM (3 years ago)

    Great backyard

  19. Caitlin
    July 3, 2014 at 2:30 PM (3 years ago)

    Just came across your blog and am loving it!


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