Sunday, July 25, 2010

New Home Reveal - Project 1



We have now been in our home for almost a month!! It's hard to believe time has gone so fast. With the home being a foreclosure, we have been working pretty hard trying to get it back into shape!

Each day this week, I am going to reveal a new room in my home. I plan on showing you the before and after pictures. I have been hard at work - and still have plenty to do. This will be my motivation to get everything unpacked!!

Today I will reveal the outside of the home. We worked VERY hard on the outside - especially this weekend. Enjoy!

Pulled out all the weeds in landscaping and added alot of perennials! I picked out a bunch of different colored flowers to brighten it up. :) I hope they grow alot bigger next year - they look so small right now!


Another view of home...

Right by the front door was this mysterious water hole. I wish I had a picture before we starting tearing this apart, but we don't. It was a hole on stinky water. A few weeks ago we scooped out the water, added dirt and planted a flower in it. After it rained, the hole filled up again and killed my beautiful flowers. So now it was time for Plan B this weekend!!

My husband first emptied all the stinky water from the hole. Here is Stuart digging out all the rock around it.


Still working...

An hour later, he was able to pull this part out of the ground. We are thinking it was meant to be some sort of pond, but it was left unused for over 2 years and did not smell good. I was so glad to see this gone!!

Stuart got pretty dirty - which I think he enjoyed.

After ripping out the tube and bottom that was holding the water, we filled it back in with rocks.


We then went out and found this beautiful blue pot to take the nasty hole's spot. I may need to find a smaller pot or two to sit next to it. I am also hoping the surrounding perennials will grow bigger around it.








And of course - our little helper! Wet!



We were also busy this weekend staining our back deck. Stay tuned for tomorrow's update - the backyard!


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17 comments:

  1. Looks great! Those old ponds pipes and fittings can get stinky. Glad your DH removed. Cute pup!

    Dropping by from Met Monday.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  2. A beautiful solution!!! Your home is so pretty and the cute puppy looks right at home!!! Congrats!!!

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  3. Not to mention breeding ground for mosquitoes. The blue pot is very nice even solo.

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  4. Sounds like a busy weekend. I wonder what that was in the ground for? Weird.
    I hope you didn't end up with puppy paw prints on the newly stained deck. Our had cat prints on it and we always smiled when we saw them.

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  5. Wow, that little project ended up to be a big hole in the ground! Where did you get your pot? How weird that that plastic tubing was there!

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  6. I know you are having fun with the projects around your new home. The yard is looking great! ~ Sarah

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  7. I love that pot! It makes me want to go shopping for my yard!

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  8. Great curb appeal!
    Your lovely urn is going to look even better as the flowers/plants mature and fill out. Good job!
    Victoria

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  9. Great job! Your home is so pretty, looks warm and inviting! Can't wait to see what's next!
    Sharlotte

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  10. very nice. what a cute helper you have! must be exciting having a whole house to do!

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  11. Crystal, looks great...just remember the old saying about plants: first year they sleep, second year they creep and the third year they leap! Just be patient for a couple more years...

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  12. what a beautiful home you have. I hope to someday go back to a one story home. Your yard looks great! Looking forward to the each day reveal! Vicci

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  13. Looks like you have a beautiful home. I hope you enjoy every minute fixing it up.
    Katherine S.

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  14. You are off to a great start, showing us the lovely improvements you made at the front of your new home. I can't wait to see more.

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  15. That man is a keeper! That must have been hot nasty work. (I live in the swealtering south)
    The blue pot is fabulous and I love all the curvy landscaping. And yes, after two growing seasons you'll be amazed at how big everything has grown.

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  16. Lovely home and cute little helpers!!

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