I guess all our hard work has paid off. Except for power washing the house, painting the front door, cutting the ivy off the wall and seal coating the driveway....the outside is almost done!!! Not sure all that will get done this year, but you never know!
The front porch is now stained. As I said in a previous post, the wood floor is very scratched so we will have to sand it down next year before staining again. However, to take your eye away from that, I pulled out this area rug that used to be in my dining room years ago!
I think it looks nice! I stained the glider using the redwood stain and of course had to change the pillows from what I had because the rug is blue!! I found these two pillows on clearance at Walmart for $5 each. Not too bad considering they have all the colors I needed! Oops! I see the tag still on them!!
While sitting on the glider, this is what I see across the porch. Maybe next year I can find a wicker chair and table. There really isn't much room there to put anything.
My flowering plants are just looking great! That sweet potato vine really makes them look overflowing.
Here you can see some of the red mulch we put down. I was so excited about this mulch. It is made from old pallets and then dyed a color. They had 4 different colors but we thought the redwood would stand out from the siding and match our shutters.
Tomorrow I will reveal the back deck. I know you are sitting on pins and needles just waiting!!
Have a great day everyone! I am off to help my niece refinish her kitchen cabinets in an old foreclosure house she bought for $35,000. I feel some more blog posting coming up!