First of all, thank you for all of the great comments and feedback on my questions about hardwood floors. You all have definitely given me a lot to think about! I have heard and read about how dark hardwoods can be a maintenance nightmare, so I’m definitely taking that to heart.
I was all ready to talk to the “Flooring Guy” who was scheduled to come to measure on Wednesday night, but alas, I was stood up. Can you believe it? Not happy about that, given that our schedules are only getting even more hectic now that baseball season is kicking into high gear. But, I’ll reschedule.
So, I figured I would take it outside and refocus on some of the happenings in our outdoor spaces. We have people scheduled to start work on the yard this week (rain, rain, go away!), and I’m really excited to get things moving. I swear, our only saving grace is that our house sits pretty far back from the road, so people driving by can’t actually see what a mess it all really is.
But there is progress to report on the covered porch in the back of the house! It’s not done, but it’s a big improvement and is a space that we’re actually using now.
(I feel like this is a ‘Where’s Waldo’ picture, as my dog seems to be a bit of a diva, sneaking in to my photos. Maybe a divo, since he’s a boy. Can you see his paws peeking out from the sofa?)
I also want to add some outdoor drapes, and am working on those. And yes, that is the potting bench you see back there. The layers of paint seem to be very happy where they are, so I’m planning on embracing it’s chippy goodness. But it’s still not done. Pretend you don’t see it.
They’re just pretty, you know?
And as it stands now:
And what’s not to love with the mason jars – perfect for drinks and decorating.
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