Exterior Excitement!Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Finally! I'm back with an update. Last time I wrote, Chris and I had just painted the front door and pulled everything out of the
ivy flower bed outside. Well we have been working our butts off to check off each and every item on our outdoor to-do list that I made a couple of weeks ago. Well we got through most of the list, some of the other things (like curtains) I still haven't made any progress on. I am just a teeny bit indecisive when picking things for the inside of the house. But, I do plan on staying in the house for awhile, so I guess it's ok to take some time.
Let's revisit what the outside did look like as of about 3 weeks ago, courtesy of Google Maps
There are plans for a new awning at some point, but those be pricey. So we are saving our sheckles here and there and hopefully will have one made that both is the right size and color.
What doesn't make me cheerful are the damn squirrels that like to root around in the mulch! We did some research on the interweb and found out that sprinkling a little chili powder around the plants can help deter our bushy friends. So far, we have had fewer squirrel sightings but it hasn't completely gotten rid of them.I know if I got a nose full of chili powder I would definitely think twice before heading back for more!
We definitely love the new outdoor updates and working slow and steady over the course of three weeks taught me a valuable lesson: it takes time for your house to come together, it won't happen overnight. That is sometimes so hard to remember when I come inside to blank walls and the pillows that came with our furniture. But it does make me look forward to adding things over time to see how everything will come together.
I will be back with another project later this weekend, once it is completed. It has been a little more labor intensive that anticipated but it will look good so I am excited to get it finished!