Although I've been talking about doing the upstairs bathrooms and the wood floors lately, we DID get a big makeover this week at our house, but it's not too exciting.
That makeover was our yard! I'm ashamed to say that as much as I work on the inside of our house, the outside of our house has been pretty neglected.
When we moved in, everything was pretty over-grown, then add two years of basic trimming to the mix and it was a disaster! I finally had enough and called some landscapers to come and clear everything out.
Some previous homeowner had a lovely idea to plant ivy everywhere (I'm being sarcastic here).
And here was the view from our kitchen breakfast nook:
I'm so ashamed!!
AFTER (I'm sorry I didn't move the broom or the hose):
And the new view from our kitchen breakfast nook, so much better! I knew there was some sort of decorative post underneath all that ivy, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out it was a birdfeeder! LOL! I need to go buy some birdfeed now..
I know, it's not a very exciting makeover but it was definitely necessary. My birthday is next week and my husband's is in June, so this is our present to each other. HOW ROMANTIC, right? Oh well, that's what being an adult and a homeowner is all about!
(I'm sorry the pictures are pretty bad, it's been raining like crazy here in Charlotte)
My next wish list for the backyard is to extend the patio out where the outline of the mulch is (excluding the area in front of the kitchen nook window), and obviously get a new patio set. The one in the pictures came with the house.. I'm not a fan. But I'd rather focus back on the inside of the house now ;)
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