Saturday, March 31, 2012

Project 18 Creating a Mexican Courtyard

This project is taking me more time than I thought. A huge project removing a bunch of stone and preparing the concrete floor underneath. So today i am posting some inspiration pictures of Mexican Courtyards, and my progress so far.

First is this fountain. I love the arch around it.

Since I already have a fountain, My plan was to create an arch around it with mexican plates that I have been thrifting for the last year in preparation for this.

So below is what I have done.
The plants will come out when I fill it with water 

Below are doors that I love from the site http://www.haciendastyle.com


I am not in the market for a new door but figured  shutters in this style would be perfect to dress up my boring windows. You see here.

Here we are removing all that stone!


Here is a sneek peek at the shutters I found at the salvage yard.

These will go far in making this entrance over into a Mexican style courtyard.

I Love and adore these,
and you can see we have the stone all removed

Here are some more inspiration photos
 I love the clay with the white!

I love the floors in this shot.

I have concrete under all the stone so I am stamping it in a brick pattern.

Here is a sneek at the work  I do have done on the floor so far.

it is a simple process but time consuming and a lot of work on the knees!

With concrete stain and a sponge I have created the look of brick.

 I will post again about the progress. Hoping to get done and go home for Easter!!

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6 comments:

  1. That is Beautiful!!!! I love a courtyard as it is so private. Children can play out in the sun shine but be away from the street. Like a very private patio. It will be So worth it when you have it done!! Thank you for showing it to us. Sarah

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  2. such pretty inspiration photos, love that fountain with all the pottery plates surrounding it. Thanks for linking up to the party!

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  3. What a beautiful fountain!! Love your Mexican inspired courtyard... nice setting!

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  4. Really nice inspiration you have found, I love the plates around the fountain...it looks like you're heading in the right direction :) I will have to check back and see your progress.

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  5. What a great project you are working on! Cant what to see it finished.

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  6. I can't wait to see the finished project. Am loving what I've seen so far

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