Thursday, October 15, 2015

Lovin our Room without a Roof

We have a favorite spot in our yard, nestled in a back row of trees.   Over the past 4 summers our property has gone through  alot of clean up and changes as we make it our own.  We knew right from the start that cleaning out the over grown shelter belt would be a spot for our fireplace area.

It took a couple of summers, but this year we finished up the fireplace, pergola and pathway.  Darrell also got a harvest table built so that we can have meals outside under the tall trees.  A hammock in the shade has been another favorite spot!

Our second summer we made do with the fireplace sitting on cinder blocks



 Here is the man with the plan!
Its all right there on one piece of paper...



Yep...thats the blueprint!!


Taking shape


Getting the stone work in place.







Before n After 




 It was given a name this summer as we had friends over and the little girls asked to move the coffee table and dance to the song "Happy"by Pharrell Williams...there is a part of the song that says " clap along if you feel like a room without a roof"!  and that is how our fireplace area got its name!!  We had lots of fires and smores, and dancing , and playing "Go Fish" and just enjoying beautiful summer evenings with friends, neighbors and family!  Summers on the prairies definately have their perks!




Here is a sneak peek at how I decorated the room without a roof with some fall fun!






Click here to see more fall decor in the Room without a Roof



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9 comments:

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Wow WoW WOW! That is just one amazing "room without a roof" that you designed and built! No more incredible place to have family memories than a "room" like that! I just love love your idea, and want to show it to my husband. Maybe someday we can have something similar! I would probably need a roof on mine though, because of our winters here... but your wonderful space is nothing short of spectacular! Love it! :)

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Dawna! It's amazing! What a wonderful creation!! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world. Feel free to share this post at my Make it Pretty party which is currently live. Here is the link if you want to check it out. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-153.html Also, if you want more info on Mary & Martha, I'm a consultant. Here is the link to my page if you want to browse or maybe shop. http://www.mymaryandmartha.com/KATHRYNGRIFFIN/ Hope to see you at the party! Have a lovely weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Pamela Gordon said...

I absolutely love everything about this room without a roof! It's amazing! I hope you have many hours of pleasure out there Dawna.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I just love your room without a roof! Now I have that song in my head too! What a treasure to have a hubby who can do that work. It looks beautiful.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Love your room without a roof! I'm not so sure it would work so well in the Fraser Valley (with all our rain)...but I am thinking you will spend many enjoyable hours out there!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

This is gorgeous! We have an open patio that we had installed last Fall. I have been dying to have my hubby do a fireplace too!!! I will show him this! Right now we have a little one like you had:)

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Dawna! Wanted to let you know you are the Star Feature at the Before & After Wednesday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/10/before-after-wednesday-week-66.html Hope to see you again at the party! Have a happy day! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I just love your new outdoor space. The fireplace is just awesome. Love the mosaic and images. I am sure you and your family will enjoy this lovely outdoor room. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Carry Scanlon said...

I love those pictures. One of my favorite things about the country life is being able to sit in those chairs with an outdoor fire. We roast wienies, we roast marshmallows, we tell scary stories, regardless if it is summer or winter, that is our favorite thing to do at night. I wouldn't trade this for the city like for a billion dollars.

Carry Scanlon @ Chim Chimney

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