Monday, May 25, 2009

Outdoor Makeover!

What a busy holiday weekend we have had here! We were prepared for it to rain the entire weekend, but actually I don't think it rained a drop! We were pleasantly surprised. We started off the weekend by jumping into an outdoor project I had started a few weeks ago. That was getting my flowers around the house looking nice, getting rid of the awful looking mulch that the dog had sat in all year and that had blown all over the yard. I had 4 ton of rock delivered earlier in the week and so Sat. we sat out to make my flowers look pretty! I must remind you that we are living in a fixer upper if you will, and the ugly greenish paint color of my house will eventually change into a tan siding, but since all of the windows need to be replaced we are only doing one side of the house a year. Of course the side that is done has no flowers for me to show you! Any whoo! This first picture is actually the after picture (I can never guess right the order blogger is going to upload pictures!) I am trying to line my flower beds with vintage looking plates and saucers, of course I ran out. The ones pictured I got on an auction for 2 dollars!

This is the before picture..we leveled the dirt a little bit and put the rock and a fabric barrier down. Oh and pulled the multitudes of trees and weeds that were growing.

Here is another after picture...mostly lilies in this picture!

This is a before picture. You might also notice the sad looking basement door? Well as I speak I mean type the husband is outside creating a brand new door to take the place of this ugly looking thing. In the bed we planted a couple more flowers purchased from Wal-Mart the night before and added the rock!

And after! What a difference a little finishing touch makes! You'll notice the new door on the basement as well...looks good!

Friday night I scavanged at my husband's cousin's house and found this old washer, and I just knew there needed to be some flowers planted in it. So I picked up some wave petunias at Wal-Mart (these are the awesomest flowers!)

And isn't it fantastic in front of my house! It will get even better as the flowers spread out over the entire tub!

Well that's our Saturday, but it sure does feel good to get something accomplished and be that it was something beautiful makes it even better! I hope everyone else had a great holiday weekend as well!


Alicia said...

Everything looks good!!! Love the washer!!! It's amazing what a big difference it is already!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE your design with the plates! How fun! How did you think of that? That is so cool and creative : ). I am glad your weekend was nice. Isn't it heavenly to have an extra day off each week? I could totally handle 4 day work weeks all the time!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

It looks awesome! I love the washtub for a planter! Thanks for sharing!

Jane said...

Using the plates for edging (?) is so clever! I really love the idea! I had one of those basement doors when I lived in NJ. Always thought of The Wizard of Oz when I went down there. Thanks for the outdoor inspiration.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Visiting from Kimba's! I love to see other people's houses, and yours is such a pretty color. :) I love wave petunias--they are almost impossible to kill. Great job!