Fourth of July Backyard Garden Getaway Space

The perfect way to enjoy the magic – create a Fourth of July Backyard Garden Getaway Space!

Fourth of July Backyard Garden Getaway Space

Sometimes it is in life’s simplest pleasures that we find our greatest joys. My husband and I recently created a backyard garden getaway space in the back area of our property, where we can sit back, chill, read, eat a meal, have a glass of wine—or just sit back and talk. We love the magical feeling of this space, often using it in the early morning or in the cool of the evening, as we’re surrounded by our neighbor’s evergreen firs, our hot tub, and a huge garden bed of potatoes behind us – and often a slight breeze.

Here’s how we did it.

The pool is on the other side, and we used what we had on the property to tie it all together.

Fourth of July Backyard Garden Getaway Space

Fourth of July.

Of course I have it decorated for the 4th of July, but it will also be our cozy spot to just sit and contemplate, when we need peace and quiet.

The deck was already there, we gathered our adirondack chairs, a tree stump for a table, bought a $20 Costco rug, hung some extra patio lights, and my husband made this adorable new coffee table out of free pallets from our local Grange.

Fourth of July Backyard Garden Getaway Space

I love the size, the height–with small pieces of tree limbs and a few screws—perfect for entertaining.

DIY Pallet Table:

– 1 pallet

– screws

– 4 or 6-inch tree limbs

– Stain

Fourth of July Backyard Garden Getaway Space

An old Super Chef cooler (antique) that I bought at a yard sale with an aloe plant.

Fourth of July Backyard Garden Getaway Space

Fourth of July Backyard Garden Getaway Space

Pier 1 lantern with solar powered LED lights (instead of candles).

Fourth of July Backyard Garden Getaway Space

Starts and lights and red, white, and blue flowers.

Fourth of July Backyard Garden Getaway Space

Fourth of July Backyard Garden Getaway Space

An old barrel we cut in half, to be used for ice and drinks.

Fourth of July Backyard Garden Getaway Space

Backyard garden getaway.

It’s been a little getaway for our kids, too, as we’ve seen them reading and enjoying this getaway space.

I love to help others capture inspiration in their backyards. It can be done so inexpensively, whether you have a patio, porch, side area, a place to hang a hammock – to make your very favorite at-home haven.

Where in your house or yard have you created an “at-home” haven?

   

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15 Responses to “Fourth of July Backyard Garden Getaway Space”

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    kirstin — June 23, 2014 @ 6:20 am

    we get so much rain I’m always afraid to create such a space if it’s not under cover….lol. however I am working on my back porch to create a cozy place to sit..

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    Ad K, — June 23, 2014 @ 10:15 am

    I have a screened gazebo that we use to escape to. Perfect for dinner, reading, watching the backyard birds and just dozing while enjoying the garden, I love to take my markers and sketchbook out and just try to capture a little nature. Hope some day to have a veggie garden like yours!

    • Sandy replied: — June 24th, 2014 @ 7:15 am

      That sounds like the perfect getaway place, too! :)

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    Clare — June 23, 2014 @ 11:19 am

    We have a screened porch with our cozy corner. Would not trade it for the world! We can see all the birds, and much to my dogs’ chagrin, squirrels coming to the bird feeders.

    • Sandy replied: — June 24th, 2014 @ 7:15 am

      I love screened porches, Clare. No need for them in Oregon, but they are so cool! :)

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    Rust — June 23, 2014 @ 12:20 pm

    That pallet is great! I have a little space outside the back door where I have my favorite potted plants.

    • Sandy replied: — June 24th, 2014 @ 7:14 am

      I love how they are free, too! :)

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    Amanda {Planning It All} — June 23, 2014 @ 12:55 pm

    We have a deck that I just love – I could spend hours there! I want to find an old barrel now for drinks!

    • Sandy replied: — June 24th, 2014 @ 7:14 am

      IT’s really a cool concept and works great, Amanda!

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    Heather || Heather's Dish — June 23, 2014 @ 1:30 pm

    Can I just come live in your backyard? A Southern squatter is just what you need, right? :) Seriously SERIOUSLY gorgeous Sandy!

    • Sandy replied: — June 24th, 2014 @ 7:14 am

      Thanks so much, Heather!!

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    Kim @ Homesteader's Heart — June 23, 2014 @ 5:33 pm

    We are slowly getting our back yard where we want it. Our next project is building a deck. I can’t wait. I love to entertain and each phase just makes it that much more fun.
    Love your back yard and your fun DIY projects.
    Hugs
    Kim

    • Sandy replied: — June 24th, 2014 @ 7:13 am

      Thanks Kim – I bet yours is going to look awesome!

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    Joanie @ ZagLeft — June 26, 2014 @ 6:30 am

    Such great ideas and easy too. I’ve wanted to create a little area in a corner of our yard but wasn’t sure where to start, now I’ve got an idea. I love what you did with your area.

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    barbara n — June 26, 2014 @ 7:47 am

    My little corner of paradise is on my lanai where I have a comfy chair, table and lamp so I can enjoy peaceful mornings or evenings outside!

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