Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Pergola Transformation

Ever since we had our stone patio built, I've been secretly wanting a pergola added over the curved wall.  My hubby wasn't really sold on the idea since it doesn't provide immediate shade to the area.  But when I showed him some pictures of what it might look like, he became interested.  Coming up with a plan proved to be a bit difficult. We searched the internet looking for pictures of pergolas built over low curved walls. Didn't think this would be hard to find, but it was. We ended up designing our own.  The company we finally settled on was willing to do whatever we wanted (amazing, but for a price). In the end, we have something simple, but striking and reasonably priced   .   .   .

              A decorative feature that enhances the look of the patio.

The area last summer

Late fall 2012

                                                         May 2013  Work Begins:

                                                              Inserting the columns
                                                           Adding a decorative panel
                                                                       Support Beams
                                                                        With Rafters

                                                                  Pergola with Stringers

                                                 The finished look with a day couch added.

 I love the look that the addition of the pergola creates. It really does transform my patio. I'm still tweaking the area, but I now have a comfy place to hang out, and for the Jasmine vine my niece Patricia gave me last year to grow and expand, and a wonderful spot for my hummingbirds to visit.

Take a little time to enjoy,




  1. Your pergola is so beautiful! And patio now looks great! Great job! Enjoy!

  2. Oh I love, love, love your pergola. It is fantastic. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  3. I love it! My son and I have been talking of building something similar next to our pool and we might just get to it after seeing how awesome yours turned out :-)

    With A Blast

  4. How beautiful! I love it and I've always wanted one too. But....I am also seriously envious of your curvy day couch! Did you build that brick wall just for it? It fit so perfectly and looks gorgeous!

  5. LOVE your unique personalized pergola!! And your seating beneath it is gorgeous!!! I also dream of someday having a pergola built (with vining roses or wisteria)!
    Ann @ Cairn Cottage (

  6. Looks wonderful! I'm going to add a pergola to my back yard (someday) so thanks for the inspiration.
    Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

  7. For our 20th anniversary my husband built me a custom-designed (he made it up as he went!) pergola to shade the den. I planted several different vines until I found out what would like the very hot and dry spot. One end has Confederate jasmine and the other an old pink climbing rose. The jasmine is just blooming - the scent is amazing and the rose is starting to bloom. You are going to so love this area of your yard. That stone patio area is beautiful - especially the furniture!

  8. That is beautiful! You'll get many years of shade and enjoyment from your added feature. Great design, too. :-)
    His blessings,

  9. Your pergola looks wonderful! I would love to build one! I would love for you to link to


  10. Looks great! Enjoy it this summer! I’m so glad you chose to share your pergola project at the Rock ‘N Share! Have a great weekend! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

  11. Beautiful Pergola! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays.
    New Follower!

    Take Care,

  12. Looks wonderful! Great work!

    Chelsea @ Married Filing Jointly

  13. Amazing Gail! What a fabulous patio, and the pergola finishes it off so beautifully. Love that day couch too!

  14. I love pergolas...and yours is extra pretty. I can see it with a beautiful, full vine growing over it.
    Out here in West Texas, every house has fences between houses for seems strange to me that there's no fences here. :)
    Over from Tablescaper

  15. Your backyard looks great. Seriously can't wait till we own a house one day. I'm going to use this as my inspiration :)

    Thanks for sharing at Crafty Thursday Obsessions


  16. What an amazing transformation! The sofa fits perfectly - I wish you many happy lounging days out there :)
    Thanks for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays, I look forward to visiting your crafts again this week.
    Marigolds' Loft

  17. Gail, I love it! Your Pergola looks awesome over your wall. I love the day couch!! You created a beautiful space. The perfect place to relax. It looks so inviting. I just pinned. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! :)

  18. Oh, what a wonderful place to enjoy a glass of wine or two!!! Absolutely love this!!!

  19. Your outdoor sitting area looks beautiful, you've done a wonderful job!! I've got this linked to my DIY pergolas post too today, well done!

  20. This is lovely! We are replacing our deck and thinking about adding a pergola. Did you go with wood or is that vinyl/aluminum? And how did you come to that decision? I'm having a hard time deciding.

  21. This is beautiful! I love the way your day couch fits so well in that curve! What a wonderful space!!~~Angela

  22. Oh my word, Ilove, love, love it. What a fabulous pergola and the couch is amazing. Great transformation. Hugs, marty

  23. It looks stunning and that wall is wonderful....great for you to line up all your pretties, like purple dishes! lol


  24. Gail - I've always wanted a pergola! I love how you created the curved wall too - it's stunning!

  25. What a cozy little spot that is!! You're right, the pergola totally transformed the space! Just beautiful!

  26. You definitely score on this project! It came out beautifully. In my opinion, a patio and a pergola are a good combination because they do not only add drama, but excitement as well in your space. Good thing you found a good team to work on your project, at least you were assured of the quality of work. #Floy @ Orlando Pools By Design

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