Taking 8 weeks to refresh or remodel a space in your home or yard seems like a fairly doable task. Having previously participated in this challenge, we know that we have to stay organized and keep our focus or things can get crazy pretty quick. One way we stay focused is creating a mood board depicting how we hope our finished space will look. Today we are sharing that with you.
I like having a vision board of about how I want things to end up. They don’t always turn out exactly like the mood board, but usually they are in the ball park range. This also helps keep me from going over board buying too many different pieces for the space. We are keeping things fairly simple with lighting and seating being our main priorities.
We have teamed up with Toja Grid, a company that makes powder coated, metal brackets and screws for building pergolas. We have been eyeing their products for a while, so when they reached out to us we were over the moon as they are one of our dream list companies to work with. You can find them here: https://tojagrid.com/ to see the array of products they offer. We chose the Pergola Kit for the 4×4 wood posts with KNECT 2×4 top rafter brackets. We can’t wait to show you how to build your own pergola using their brackets.
Why We Chose A Pergola:
If you have been following us on Instagram, you may have heard us talking about our son who has NF1. NF1 is a largely genetic medical condition where tumors grow spontaneously throughout the whole body usually on nerve endings. Easton has tumors in and on his brain, brainstem and spinal cord. In February his condition worsened leaving him unable to attend school in person and most days stuck at home in a recliner. The supine position (or reclining) is the least painful position for him to be in right now. He loves hammock swings and being outside, so it is our hope that in building this pergola he’ll be able to enjoy some outdoor time this summer. We felt the pergola would add to the charm of the yard as well as be a gathering place for friends and family. This old house still has a long way to go to becoming beautiful again and we are hoping that each project, big or small, will grow this home into the gathering place it is meant to be.
If you want to check out more spaces and rooms in this Spring’s challenge you can find them here: https://www.oneroomchallenge.com/home If you missed last week’s post you can find that here: http://therefininghome.com/spring-2023-one-room-challenge-weeks-1-2/ Keep checking back for updates and progress on the backyard pergola.
Joleen & Jess