Friday, March 23, 2012

The Upper Patio - The Return of the Mellow Yellow

If you have been following The Homeless Finch for a while, you might remember my Patio Makeover.    It went from this....

To this....

Well, it has gone back to looking like the first image mainly due to one hurricane scare last year.  When we get warnings of hurricanes, everything must be taken down, brought in and secured.  We ultimately didn't get that hurricane and taking it apart was kinda a bummer.  I was just not excited about fixing it back up.  The wind has been horrible this season and sitting out there and enjoying it hasn't been in the cards either.  I have chosen to ignore it.  We all do that stuff, ignore something that is unloved pretending it isn't there.  I bet you can think of something right now that you have left, well, undone.

Why talk about it now?  Well, I gave my Realtor a ton of pics from around the house to use in the listing and he used one of the images from that patio redo.  We have a strong showing today and an Open House planned for Sunday.  So guess what I am doing today?  Yep, you got it.  Putting the draperies back up and sprucing up the space again...only to sell it.  Arrgh.  Selling a house is never easy.  I will just grin and bare this, hoping that my efforts bring us a contract.

In case you missed the post about the patio and want to take a look at more images and see what I did, click here.  Otherwise...carry on!  I gotta get a move on...

-The End-

11 comments:

WrightStuff said...

This sure looks dreamy Lesley - I hope we get a nice Summer here this year. I fancy sitting on my patio sipping a crisp and cold white wine!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

best of luck! it is going to look beautiful!

Patty Sumner said...

Blessings on your open house. I hope you sell fast. Have a great one.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

It will be worth it! After winter, a lovely patio to enjoy spring weather will be a great selling point.

Sam I Am...... said...

That was a beautiful makeover and a real selling point I wold think. Sorry you have to do it all over again especially to sell but maybe you can utilize it a bit before you move. Yes...I have several areas that go "unfinished" but I just keep moving forward and have learned no matter how I might "hurry"...it will happen when it's meant to not on my schedule but I know I have to do "my part" so I better get a "move on" too! TTYL! Good luck with the showings!

Twice Nice said...

Hope it went well!! That was a gorgeous patio makeover!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

It looks beautiful, Lesley. Here's to a speedy contract.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Maybe you'll get to sit and enjoy it when the open house is over. I can see where it would be a good selling point.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Good luck with your showing and Open House. Stressful for sure but hopefully worth it in the end. I agree...selling a house is NEVER easy. Hang in there!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Love the patio. LOVE the chandy!!! Soon you will be in your new home sprucing it up and you will get lots of posts out of that LOL! Good Luck with the showing!Putting it back will add tons to the showing!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Lesley,

I have a good feeling that your patio is where they decide to buy your house. Good luck with the next showing.

Dee