Sunday, December 13, 2009

Front yard landscaping

Finally got the front yard landscaping mostly done....some has to wait until Spring!  Along the front, dwarf yaupons reclaimed from another yard and loriape in the planter box.

at the end, a blue atlas cedar and knockout roses

and a new slice of fence plus grass laid in where a flowerbed used to be.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Front porch light

My most recent (and most challenging) project to date started with this tool:

The old light fixture.....

and down it came!

the pieces and parts of the new fixture (the tool is chain pliers, by the way)

it is up.....but will it work?

success!! (and yes, I did remember to shut off the breaker before I started!)

and the finished product.....

Friday, July 18, 2008

New A/C

New air conditioner/heater.....installed today!

3.5 ton, 14 SEER R-410A system.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Master Bath - done!!!

I think a strike plate is ALL that is left. So excited to move back into my master bed/bath!!!

p.s. I LOVE LOVE LOVE furniture on wheels!!!!


still need to decide if I am going to stain the new wood.....or get a rug.....or what. will watch for sales of dining tables through the summer (and especially at the end of the season....)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Furniture is back in place (sorta) and I'm almost ready to move back into my master bedroom! Color in here is Osage Orange by Sherwin-Williams.

And the cabana project is almost done! New floor in today and most of the electrical work is done. Tomorrow, hanging a ceiling fan and the final cleanup! David isn't going to stain the new boards....I'm trying to decide if that is a project I want to tackle, or if I just want to find an outdoor rug to bridge the gap.

I am planning to watch for sales on dining tables as the summer continues and winds down. Until then, I'll just set up my little folding chairs and enjoy a place to be outside, but in the shade and (man-made) breeze!

new decking!

new outlet wired in with conduit for ceiling fan

ready for the fan!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Backyard Cabana Re-do - Day 1

So, the house also came with a great backyard patio and cabana. Inside the cabana was a hot tub.....which I never used. I think it probably worked, but I wasn't even able to get the cover off. So, I decided to utilize my handyman for a few more days and ditch the hot tub.


And after a day of demolition:

as with many other things in this house, I always discover interesting things -- like this spoon which was obviously buried under the hot tub. Why would you not clean out before setting a hot tub?!?! There were also various and sundry balls, action figures and toys in the dirt!!!