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Creating A Backyard Retreat with Lowe’s / Reveal!

This reveal is two fold. Wahhhhooooo! So you finally get to see the pieces I picked from Lowe’s in my home that is a part of my collaboration with them – but as an added bonus, you get a pretty reveal of our new garage build that Aubrey and I took on.  It’s amazing, and, has solidified that we’re pretty much never, ever moving. Ok, going back a few years — This was the back of our garden in 2009.

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And this is it now.

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The reveal is obviously pretty dramatically different. And I’ll go into it all soon. The inside of the studio is being worked on and that will be shown at a later date. It’s pretty amazing the whole project. I promise I’ll go into more detail of the whole build but I do want to talk about the furniture that makes this space usable for us as a family and, for entertaining. When Lowe’s reached out about creating a retreat, we were wrapping up the build but the space isn’t really “liveable” without furniture. What finished off the outside space were the four Dorchester individual chairs chairs from Lowe’s, that I knew were perfect for this space. We used to have a couch back here and it really didn’t work (so we moved it up to our porch) and I found that Dorchester individual chairs was much more practical and, comfortable for guests. I use this area a ton with my girlfriends after school and likely during the summer – as we have a garden (sprinkler!) and a lane where they do chalk and ride bikes.

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The chairs are AMAZING for a number of reasons. First, they are wide and comfy, perfect to make you want to stay and relax. The arms are wide, wide enough to hold a drink – which means I’m not in dire need to fit end tables or, have a coffee table in the middle of the walkway – which is a thorough way for the kids. The arm width is actually a huge bonus for me, as it does mean I don’t need more furniture and we can keep it simple.

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I seriously, seriously adore the set. Individual chairs are the BEST and I highly recommend them for your own space when considering relaxing with guests!

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Picking berries to eat off our Saskatoon Berry Tree. 😉 Happy Summer Days.

The furniture was provided to me compliments of Lowe’s Canada.
Dorchester individual chairs sold at Lowe’s Canada.

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    Elements of our backyard studio build • Lindsay Stephenson
    July 4, 2016 at 1:14 pm

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    Protecting your outdoor furniture • Lindsay Stephenson
    August 3, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    […] I loved our Lowe’s outdoor set so much that I wanted to protect the cushions from rain, animal foot prints and the falling leaves from the willow tree (which I’ve notice, tends to stain fabrics.) When you have outdoor furniture – especially sets that have cushions, I’ve come to the realization it’s almost necessary to invest in covers. I searched and searched and stumbled upon Duck Covers. At $35 per cover, they are a great price point and – work. I love, love  them. By the way, I didn’t style the shots (obviously) but you can see the debris that collects just over a few days – which is why we actually built a deck back here as grass wouldn’t grow. But that’s another post coming soon. […]

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