In our backyard was this horrible “dog run” but to me it just looked like a terrible cage that I would never put an animal in. When you are at the kitchen sink, you’d be forced to stare out onto it. It just depressed me. Because it was fastened onto an existing fence pretty mightily, we forked over some money to some hauling guys we used to use at the former apartment building for big jobs (like when the Music Man’s apartment had to be cleared). It went from this:
Yesterday my mom and Supple came over to help me weed the front yard and plant some colorful flowers. Thanks to some gift cards we got at our East Coast wedding shower, we didn’t have to pay anything for them either. Score! I want to put in more but this was a good start.
(Shout out to my mom and Supple for an awesome day of hard work!)
We’ve also painted and set up my meditation/music/craft room. It went from tan walls (which the entire house is painted in, snoresville!):
To light blue (for those curious, it’s Salt Glaze by Martha Stewart) with furniture and stuff hung on the walls like a real room:
I’ve got space for all my sentimental stuff and my projects that are perpetually a work in progress. When Mr. Darcy saw it mostly put together he said, “This is like a mini version of our old apartment.” It’s true that a lot of the stuff in the room was scattered about our former home but now since we have so many rooms, I can take my most favorite, sentimental stuff and put it in one place for myself.
Next up, we tackle the downstairs tv room/nerd cave/master bedroom/dressing area. We’re meeting with a painter tomorrow night to get a quote on how much it will cost for him to paint all the ceilings and walls into varying shades of light gray. It’s carpeted down there so with beige walls and the beige carpet, I feel like I live in a beige cave.
More before and after photos forthcoming as progress is made around the house!