With the remodel of the inside on hold for the summer, there's been a lot of work going on around here on the outside. Many of us have growing lists of things to do to our homes, I've had a few on my list for quite a while, I decided this was the year was to take action on a few of those projects.
Mother Nature has put a stop stick on a few of those with all the rain, today is gorgeous and promises to be for the next few days, I'll be hitting the yard each evening after closing the shop to mark a few of those things off the list.
few years I've used a cream colored umbrella at the table outside the shop door, then I didn't put one up at all. When I brought the pillows out for the bench this Spring it hit me light a lighting bolt I needed a black and white striped umbrella for the table. Shopping in Walmart one day I discovered they had the perfect umbrella. The price was right, just needed to sell the cream colored one. Boom! It sold right away to the neighbors and they're enjoying it as much as I am the one I purchased.
Notice anything different? The arbor is gone! You can view how it looked during one of my Christmas Open Houses HERE , HERE , and HERE. Wow! What a difference cleaning up things can make in an entrance. I am loving the change.
It all started one Saturday afternoon, I decided to pull the fence posts up that was holding the arbor in the ground, then the small fencing located on either side. I loaded those in the mule and dropped them off at the barn. Then I moved (strain on back) the large pots around a couple of the posts. You can say I was a woman on a mission.
The north side planter box has been empty except for nasty grass for over four years now. I would weed eat it or put weed killer down to keep things looking some what neater looking. Then it dawned on me it needed a little bit of love. While cleaning things away around the entrance I noticed a lot of small things scattered here and there with no true purpose in where they were located. I gathered them to put a way and then that light bulb moment hit once again.
The bob cat was used to pull quite a bit of dirt and rock back, over the years it has slowly crept towards the house causing a pooling problem. I'm a big girl now and ordered my first load of rock. It's so much cleaner looking than it was, there's still more to come once we can get dry enough weather to complete this portion of the clean up.
Thanks so much for stopping by. What do you think? Better with the arbor or without?
Fondly ~ Lynne ~