“I’ve never found time spent amongst nature to be a waste of time.”
……we’ve been at this backyard project for awhile. You know…..this project that was really suppose to be “easy”. In all truth, it probably would be easy if time and money were abundant, but they are not.
We have been reusing scalloped bricks, that were abundant, all over our backyard…..you can see examples HERE and HERE.
Now, we have taken to changing them around the bottom edge of our shed to create a cleaner look.
Here’s the before…..
As we shared in the previous posts, the way we reuse scalloped bricks is to do the hokey pokey and turn them around….
WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!!!
The area looks so much better now AND it was free.
We added some pea gravel, which is very inexpensive if you go to a rock place and haul it yourself. The bag stuff gets very expensive really quick like. One trailer of pea gravel cost less than $25 for 1 yard (a trailer full).
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We are testing paint colors. This will be our house paint color as well. Wanna vote for which one you like? Add your preference in the comments.
Can you see the difference? The bottom one is a bit darker.
Stay tuned to see if your color won AND to see if we are reusing scalloped bricks anywhere else in this backyard project.
Sam - Raggedy Bits says
What an ingenious idea!! Bet you saved a tonne of money by doing it this way!! I love the gravel also that you added! Can’t wait to see how your shed turns out!
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Salvage Sister & Mister says
Thank you Sam! It definitely saved a lot of money!!!
Michelle Leslie says
That looks so much neater now and love how you did the hokey pokey with them. Now that songs going to be in my head all day 😀 WRT your new house colors, it’s difficult to see on the photo but #2 looks like a “cleaner, crisper” grey. I’d go for that one
Deborah Sommerlot says
Thanks so much Michelle! We are looking forward to getting it done although is a house ever really done? 🙂
Denise Bryant says
Great job. Looking forward to seeing the new paint color you choose.
I am doing a similar project in backyard. Taking the old scalloped edgers and turning the scallops face down to build a retaining wall behind a short brick retaining wall to protect hillside. Only problem is the old cement behind the bricks is shallow on one side of yard. Need to shave off these scallops somehow. I am nis stuck. Bought a diamond wheel for dremel but this will take forever.
Salvage Sister & Mister says
I hope it works out.