The first thing was our fence. I didn't take a before picture... but just imagine a 30 year old fence with significant termite damage! It wasn't pretty. Our good friend, Ed, took on the job and built us a beautiful 4 1/2 foot fence. What a huge difference it made to our yard and the look of the whole house! While Ed was working on the fence, another good friend, Tom, removed part of an old boat or RV driveway that was taking up a large part of our back yard. Now we have a better area to put our garden this summer. ☺
new garden area
beautiful new fence
(and Amanda's sweet puppy) ☺
We have lived in this house for over four years now, and since the beginning, we have wanted to fix a design flaw. The laundry room is right off of our kitchen, which is a great place for it. The only problem was that the door opened in against our refrigerator, which was VERY inconvenient.
The only way to get the door to open the other way, out into the laundry room, was to remove the old door frame and put a new one in. It's not a project Bill had ever done before but he "rolled up his sleeves" and went to work.
It turned out perfect! The only real challenge was to get it level so the door wouldn't rub. Bill did a great job! I am so happy with the way it turned out! I am in and out of the laundry room all the time. Having the door blocking or banging in to the fridge was a nuisance. Problem solved! Yay!
And finally, our most recent project was inspired by Pinterest. Our garage is pretty much for storage and a "catch all". It was getting so cluttered and messy. So messy that I was too embarrassed to even take a before picture of the whole garage. But I did take a small picture of the corner that got the Pinterest make over.
This is just a stack of plastic boxes that didn't look too terribly bad. However, it was hard to get in to the boxes if I needed something out of one that was at the bottom of the stack. So, while browsing on Pinterest one day, I came across a link for an industrial shelf to store them on. I showed Bill and he said it would be a piece of cake to build. So, to my delight, this is what the corner looks like now.
Now, I can easily get to all the boxes. While he was at it, he also took down the ugly mini blind that was falling apart and put a frosted film on the window so there is no need for blinds now. It looks much better. And of course, having that corner all cleaned up and organized, motivated us to clean out the rest of the garage. It is a great feeling to be getting these things done that have been on hold for more than two years.
Next on the list... the Garden. I can't wait! ☺