Sunday, April 13, 2008

This Weekend's Projects

This weekend, we worked on sundry and miscellaneous outdoor tasks.

First, we trimmed the bushes:

I'm going to extend the stone barrier (on the left) all the way down to our garage; I'm trying to decide what to do about the gaps between the bushes. (You can't see the additional 3 bushes to the right of the picture, but they continue the line down to the garage). I'm thinking of putting up some fencing of some sort (picket or wrought iron... whatever I can find for free) just between the bushes (to continue the line), and then planting flowers on our side.

Then, we attacked the wood pile; we made quite a dent, and have a lot of wood for fires this summer.


After (not quite done):

Our wood pile NOW:

Finally, we faced the garage, spurred on by Chile's challenge of garage decluttering.

As you may remember, this is the garage before (several months ago):

You can see previous efforts here and here...

Here's what we accomplished today:
Hiking and camping gear hung on nails, organized, and stored in storage tubs we already owned.

An open space cleared by freecycling a large quantity of items we didn't need, but hadn't gotten rid of yet. Here's to more usable space... just in time for summer!


Marilyn said...

Ooh, impressive work! I hate getting around to those things, but it's so satisfying wen you do. The woodpile looks great.

Jenni said...

Wow, you've been busy!! Feels good I bet.

Leslie said...

You GO, girl!!! Your garage looks to be about the same size as ours (2-bay, about 20x22). I don't have pictures (yet) to prove it, but ours is definitely worse -- take what you have, and create some 6' piles of stuff piled on stuff piled on stuff to the point that you can't get to anything at all. UGH!!! What you got done is definitely inspiring.

And I saw your comment about OHW on Chile's blog... are you a member there on the forums? If so, what's your screen name? I "knew" you from, but didn't realize you were at OHW (if you are).

Jennifer said...

Thanks all! It does feel good.

Leslie~ Our garage is a little smaller... it's one bay plus a little "half"... but we don't have 6' piles! We've stopped at about 3 or 4 feet. :)

My OHW screen is TinyOldHouse... just like this blog. I haven't posted much... I just discovered it a few months ago. VERY helpful, though!

Leslie said...

Oh DUH!!! I just responded to a comment that you made, too! I think I must have inhaled a bit too much lead paint dust today... oy!! LMAO

Chile said...

Wow, amazing difference in the available work space. Bet it feels great!

Green Fairy said...

Wow--nice progress!

Amalie said...

It's those miscellaneous things that make you feel good. We slapped up some stickum under-cabinet lighting and I feel like I just worked a miracle.

We did some garage decluttering as well. It's like regaining a whole side of the house you didn't know you had!


james said...

nice job on that woodpile. I hope to get to my huge scrap pile soon so I'll have plenty of kindling for next winter.

Ethan said...

Wow! What a change. I hope I have the motivation to get my yard back in order. Nice work

Anonymous said...

Isn't it FUN!!???!! :-)

Tiny Oak Park Bungalow said...

I cracked up when I saw the garage. Exactly like our just before I had to clean it out to make space for a second car. I typically try and not pile anything taller than I am - unfortunately this means nothing as I am 6'-4".