Saturday, October 10, 2009

Before and Afters

Michael and I bought our house in December 2008. It is hard to believe that we have almost lived here for a year! We love our little hill country home and have had a great time "playing house." I thought it would be fun to post some "before and after" pictures of our projects...

1. We painted our living room a pale blue to brighten up the space... thanks for the suggestion MC... we love it!
Living room before:
Living room after:
2. Mike and Tracey had some old patio furniture that they did not want anymore so we offered to take it off their hands. It was in need of a little TLC...

Patio furniture before:
Patio furniture after:
(plus Michael's birthday gift... the grill!!)
3. The on-going battle with our yard... between the lack of rain and extremely hungry deer, we have had quite a trying first year! I am proud to say that today our yard looks AMAZING and our persistence has paid off!

Back in March my 1st attempt:
(the grass has a "top dressing" on it to fertilize)
The deer LOVED it!! =(

1st attempt in March:

2nd attempt:

Finally had to call in the professionals:

March... before:

4. Finally, my husband's absence brings out my crafty side... here is a flower cross "wreath" that I made for our front door!