Monday, May 25, 2009

Yard work with my beautiful wife

*** Warning...this was a long weekend I wrote this while trying not to fall asleep :) ***

This weekend has been a busy one. We had planned on tearing out the old kitchen this weekend but the closing feel through and we did not get the keys. We SHOULD be getting the keys tomorrow...I hope.

This could have been a blessing in disguise because it forced us to take time and work on other project for the house. We found all but one part of the fountain that we are going to be making for the fountain in the courtyard. We made two stepping stones (one each) and made some killer headway on the front yard.

To make the stepping stones, we went to the local thrift shop on bought a stack of plate for $7 and some mix from the craft store (I'm pretty sure this is just concrete so next time I'm just going to buy a bag and save some money). We took the plates home and smashed them on the ground to get our tiles.
We then made and pour the mix into our molds (plant liner trays) and added our design.
A day later and they are enjoying their new home in our garden. I'll try and remember to take some picture for you.

Over the course of the weekend, our new yard went from this:

Next on the list is to get keys and then remove the kitchen! Stay tuned!

1 comment:

HWPetty said...

That looks fantastic!!

I'm the worst gardener in all of history. I get bored and tired within like five minutes and then find something else to do.