The Patio Day 2


Posted by Rebecca, May 3rd, 2011

Hey it’s me! I know it’s been a while, but I’ve been super busy with school. I never got a chance to thank everyone for the support you gave me after the post I wrote about our kittiesย Mac and Sunny last week. It really meant the world to me, so thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

Unfortunately, Macky had a seizure at 1:30 this morning. But he is doing okay and had a happy birthday last week. We were all very tired and stressed when the cement truck pulled up at 7:00 this morning. As excited we were for the patio, having the doorbell ring that early and having to move our cars out of the driveway was not fun. But, we now have a patio!

Wait, what? You thought we were doing a wood plank stamp?

Well after talking with our concrete buddy, we decided the wood plank stamp wouldn’t look great on the walkway. I was worried about this, but he actually brought it up. He suggested we do 2 different stamps. At first I was all like uhh, that’s going to look funny. But he confidently told me that he had a client do it and he thought the same thing, but the result was great. He reassured me by saying that people mix pavers and wood decks, so why not a wood plank stamp with a paver type of stamp? It really didn’t take long to convince me that this could be a cool idea. We picked out the pattern above while standing in the yard in a matter of about 2 minutes. I liked the smaller, mixed size of the “tiles” and the grain type of texture they had to match the wood stamp. We still kept the walkway the same color as the wood stamped patio to unify the spaces.

Without further ado, the patio! After stamp but before sealer, so the color will change slightly and will have a nice sheen ๐Ÿ™‚

These guys worked so fast that before 9am, the concrete was fully poured. I was home keeping an eye on Macky for a few hours so I got to see the pouring/smoothing process. It looked quite like icing a cake ๐Ÿ™‚ I missed the entire stamping process though ๐Ÿ™ I was dying to see that!

ps- Here’s the video tour that wasn’t working earlier!

I’m linking this post up to Centsational Girl’s Outdoor Ideas Party!

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126 Responses to “The Patio Day 2”

  1. Wow, it’s great to hear from you again! I remember your post about Mac and Sunny and how much it meant to you. It’s wonderful to see the support you received from everyone. I’m sorry to hear about Macky’s seizure, but I’m glad he’s doing okay now. Happy belated birthday to him!

    I can imagine how tiring and stressful it must have been to deal with the cement truck early in the morning, but congratulations on your new patio! It’s interesting how you ended up choosing a different stamp design than originally planned. The idea of combining a wood plank stamp with a paver type of stamp sounded unusual at first, but it seems like it turned out to be a cool and unique choice. The pattern you picked out looks fantastic, especially with the smaller, mixed-sized “tiles” and the wood grain texture.

    It’s impressive how quickly the concrete workers completed the pouring process. I bet it was fascinating to watch the smoothing process, even if you missed the stamping. I’ll definitely check out the video tour you mentioned.

    Overall, it’s a pleasure to see your patio come together, and I appreciate you sharing this update with us. Keep up the great work, and I look forward to reading more from you in the future!

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