I have been blogging a bit about our house on my beading page and figured since it will be an ongoing thing I should dedicate a blog just to our house. It will be fun to post pictures of before and after as we complete repairs and projects and I can share ideas and get ideas while we are at it !!
Here is our cute vintage cottage, this was taken last year, ignore the trash, I did not see that when I took it and did not retake after it was picked up !!
This house is 90 years old and needs a lot of work on the exterior , mainly the picket, that is falling down and paint on the outside and a new porch floor. It is a solid , very good house, but is ready for a lot of work as you can see in the pictures. We will be adding a lot more purple to the accents on the house, the wheels, some of rails, the pretty molding accrosss the front and the little medalian squards where the big wood brackets are along with the brackets
We plan to paint that yellow shed purple and have a local artist do some pretty sunflowers facing the alley and hanging plants facing the house so when we look out we do not just see a shed, but pretty baskets of hanging plants , but ones we do not have to take care of.
I saw one painted at a mall, so this is what I am talking about , something like this !!!!
Here is our beautiful back yard, unfortunately after a year of a big dog living in that yard the past year while our daughter and her family rented the house, the yard needs some care, but this is it last year about this time ,
In this first back yard picture, the middle rose appears to be lost now. It seems completely dead. The two on either side appear to have survived, but that lovely orange one is gone. I am so sad. This winter and last summer were brutal and the kids did the best they could, but they both work full time. I am here during the day to hand water and being gone two years took a toll on the yards. We are back to stay and will bring them back to thier glory again !! I will also be adding yard art again, my cowboy is still here, but I have a boy and girl that go in this garden I will be putting back in the next week !! I am so excited to get started on the yards again !!!
the gate is gone to the back part of the yard, you can see where there is a board over it, but it is completely gone now, opening the two yards to each other !! Not sure what the other junk is, but it is just fence now and an opening where the gate used to be !! THe iris are still there and looking good, should be getting buds in the next few weeks and blooming next month sometime.
back porch, but no grill, that moved with our daughter and her family to thier new home, a house we bought while they were living here , we just traded houses two weeks ago and we are both so excited !! They are going to buy the other house from us soon, and we are back in the home we love and missed !!!
Here are our surviving roses from last year, some from the front yard, some from the back, all taken last year, so I cannot wait for this year !!!
the ones we lost , so sad !!!!
So, we are so excited to be home, and are ready to get out there and plant more roses and herbs and flowers both in pots, and in flower beds.
Over time I will share past pictures of the back yard from years ago and show as we get it fixed up along with the hosue projects.
Thanks so much for stopping by, it will be fun to share this journey with you !!