Tonight I'm posting pics of our new walkway. It's been a treat and a luxury to get to this point — I have wanted this walkway gone since I got to this house!
To take a step back, there is a large brick wall at the front of our house connecting it to the sidewalk. The wall isn't in great shape by any means, but it's not in terrible enough shape that we can't get a few more years out of it. Which is what we decided to do after getting the estimate for the new wall we wanted :)
|In the meantime we are growing fig ivy over it —the best disguise we can find!|
As a consolation prize for no new wall, I got to re-do the walkway, which originally was not as high on Mike's list as it was on mine. Small victory, happily taken.
The original walkway I dubbed "The Yellow Brick Road" because it was a windy brick road connecting the wall and steps to the house. It wasn't that it was bad...it just wasn't right for the remodeled version of our house. We wanted something more modern.
|The original walkway|
We decided on a 5' x 1' cut of each stone and ordered 16 pavers to be laid in.
|Here are the rest as they went down. You can see there is a large tree to the right that|
we had to work around – which is what determined the original flow of the stones.
|View from the house, showing the shape of the pathway.|