A few weeks ago, Bradley and I were at Home Depot and noticed the section of patio items on clearance.  We found a 10’x10′ gazebo for only $79 and decided to go for it.  We are hoping it will give us more shaded hours in our patio chairs once the temperatures cool off a little.

We have always wanted a pergola for the patio that could provide some shade, but also some visual interest to the drab facade on the back of our house.  Here are a few of the inspirational pictures I had collected:

This one is almost exactly what I have in my head – the back facade of this house is almost identical to ours, including the window and door placement.

The last two pictures put anything we would have done to shame, but managed expectations are best for being content.  Bradley put the gazebo together while I was at work last Friday, and so far I am really pleased with it, especially for the price.  We still need to anchor it to the patio, and it remains to be seen how long it stands up to the elements.  I can’t wait for fall to really take advantage of the patio!

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I think Habitual Rearranger fits me well because I am never settled on designs, colors, or placement of items in our home. I drive Bradley crazy sometimes, but I keep figuring out new and better ways of doing things! I am not striving to be profound or an expert on anything in this blog. It is simply a way to keep a record of all of my adventures - home and life - for me to reference and also for my loved ones to follow along. I am a born and raised Georgia girl. I don't think I would enjoy living anywhere except the south. Bradley and I spent six and a half years in our starter home and are now in our forever home, a 1970s traditional two story brick house. I love getting into all kinds of projects around our house, and I try to document all the dirty details here if for no one else than for me.

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