Patio Reveal

This couple at This Fresh Fossil have been busy digging up a large surprise.  This is what They found.




About one year ago, we found out there was a patio buried in our backyard.


About 2 months ago, we began to dig it up.


About 2 weeks ago, I began power washing it.


Just in time for our first ever Patio Party.


Why would anyone literally bury this cement patio? 


I guess we’ll never know.


Want to know our budget breakdown for getting our new huge patio?

Zero dollars.


Sa-weet.





Lots of wark.  Looks like they can now sit back and
relax on their new patio.  I love projects that cost 
nothing.  What are your thoughts?

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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12 Comments

  1. >That looks great! I concur, why would anyone bury such a terrific patio?! I hope I find the original sidewalks around my house…

  2. >THAT's AWESOME! THey are like decor archiologist! (I KNOW I couldn't have spelled that one correct) How cool is that to have found!?! LUCKY!!! He looks so pleased with himself…love that!

  3. >I wish I could dig up a patio! That is so fabulous but I wonder how they discovered that it was there?

  4. >Hey I've never found anything THAT functional when I go digging in my backyard! Awesome… 🙂

  5. >Ohmygosh, thanks so much for featuring us! I was catching up on my favorite blogs in my reader when I saw the photo of my hubby in our backyard, and I was like – wait a second, this picture looks familiar…!

    Thanks so much for the wonderful comments, everyone. And to answer some questions: our next-door neighbor originally told us about the buried patio (we never would have known!) – apparently she looked out of her window one day to see the previous owner dumping a truck-load of dirt onto the patio. Crazy, huh?

    Thanks again for featuring us – it's our first -but hopefully not our last! 😉

    ~Chelsea
    This Fresh Fossil

  6. >I watched Chelsea and Tom do this via blog stalking, and it's so cool to see them featured by you!