Since my last post we have continued the merbau up the retaining wall on the bottom level to give it more of a finished look and we're so glad we did.
Much nicer than before!
Ready made bench seating all the way round or as the boys see it, a ready made road for their cars!
Our new outdoor setting looking all sorts of awesome in it's new home
But of course before there was turf, there was turf underlay and a whole lotta levelling going on.
And here is Sir Walter himself! Doesn't look like much does it?
Daddy's little helpers! Bless.
Love being able to see the whole backyard from inside
So, what's left for out the back? We're letting the merbau sit for about 4 weeks before we sand and oil it. Apparently this lets the excess tannins bleed and stabalise (or is 'B' just feeding me a line to have a break haha). The remainder of the treated pine retaining walls need to be stained to blend in a little more. Some plants are desperately needed and then some nice outdoor lighting and that should just about do it! Oh, don't forget the BBQ! Need one of those too, we ditched the old I've-seen-better-days one when we moved.
I must add that for all the "we's" going on in this post, it's actually all been 'B' and my Dad. Thanks guys for working so tirelessly to create such a beautiful space xxx