Monday, July 18, 2011

Ding Dong, the Fence is Dead

After a lot of work this weekend, Chris and I were able to pull out the chain link fence that used to split the yard in half. We also put down a bed edger along the fence and about 32 bags of soil to fill in the gap so Oreo can't escape. Now all we have to do is throw down some grass seed and we'll be all set. :-)

It's awesome how much bigger the yard feels without that stupid fence cutting it in half. The way way back part of the yard actually feels like ours now. And Oreo can scamper around without needing us to let him into the backyard.

Meowface clearly worked hard this weekend too.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Our New Fence Reveal and Bathroom Updates

So here's the new fence! Isn't it gorgeous? We actually have a private, peaceful backyard now. No more cars randomly being parked in our yard. No more staring at the neighbors when we want to lounge outside.

Obviously we need to take the chain link fence out now. Sort doesn't serve a purpose anymore. Who wants to come help us dig it out? Gonna be super fun!!!

There's a gap at the bottom in the center because the ground dips, so Chris and I are going to have to fill that in.

Just put up some pretty floral/butterfly picture frames that were a gift from my mom in our bathroom. It's coming along!

I'm waiting to put out my beautiful new Pottery Barn towels until everything else is done. That way there's no chance of them getting ruined and also it gives me something to look forward to.

Still have some trim work left and small stuff like that. But it's always the little finishing touches that seem to take the longest, right?
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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Fourth of July Weekend

This weekend, while Chris was off having a mountain adventure with his friend Adam Bird in Colorado, I was at home, toiling away with gardening and housework. Ok, I also enjoyed just relaxing at home and spending time with my kitties, but here's what else I did:

One of my big projects was working on the new front garden. It still needs more plants to fill it out, but I think it's great for the first year. This area was all grass that I had to remove. I turned it into a flower bed because there are daffodils planted throughout this area and it makes it impossible to mow throughout the spring and some of the summer. So this was supposed to be the simple solution. Well, hours of digging in the dirt, seven bags of red mulch and many, many plants later, I'm not so sure this was the easy way out. haha

One of my smaller projects was putting together the bistro set my parents got Chris and I for a wedding present. Isn't it goregous? The turqouise chair in the middle is one I got at a garage sale and painted this weekend to complement the bistro set. I also filled these pretty planters this weekend.

My cute little kitty planter I filled a couple weeks ago, but it's still adorable. Chris bought it for me the for Christmas and I planted a licorice plant and dahlias in it.

I purchased this gorgeous hydrangea and planter this weekend. The huge blue pot was on sale for 50% off at Chuck Hafners. Completely gorgeous and it's going to look even better next to our new fence. :-)

And here's my other huge weekend project. I worked on the putting up, puttying and painting the bathroom trim (and touching up the walls and ceiling). I also painted the built-in shelves and cabinet doors. Finally, I spray painted the hardware because this thing is so old and custom that it was impossible to find hinges that would work with the doors.

The window is still gross and needs to be replaced, but check out that beautiful trim along the ceiling!

My accomplices this weekend.

(Captured on my security cam) Shadow just hanging out ... literally.