Last weekend we ripped out every single plant in my front yard and this past weekend, we moved to the backyard. Here is what my future design studio looked like when we took possession.
Do you think there is enough concrete here? it’s coming out.
We will need serious landscaping in the front and back of the house and that is the most challenging for me since it’s so not my area of expertise! Here the two sheds on either side of the large shed have been removed.
Here the old opening for the doors and the windows are disappearing.
There will be french doors and sidelights in the middle and a larger window on the East wall of the studio. I did not specify quick enough where the lights on either side of the doors should go and they were too far over and too high so my contractor moved them down as far as he could (picture of that not shown).
There’s an awning all across the deck in the backyard. This is what the whole thing looks like (the deck needs to be painted), the awning I’m not so fussed about at the moment although the skinny posts are not attractive. Apparently its needed when the sun wraps around in the summertime.
We are taking out everything except 2 trees. Half the backyard is concrete and the other half is lined up with stuff like it’s all under arrest with the overgrown bushes and the gazebo which is all a total eyesore! I can barely stand to look at it.
I posted the gazebo on Craigslist for free and received 20 emails. I responded to the guy who said “I have 5 friends who will help me take it down”. And Saturday they came.
I was amazed that they were able to get the roof off in one piece but 6 guys couldn’t lift it so they cut it in half.
And got it all onto a trailer!
I was so happy I did not have to get it taken to the dump!
We spent most of the day on Sunday ripping out a raggedy wire fence all along the cedars and three plastic compost bins which clearly would now be an eyesore. The post is what’s left of the clothes line which will be removed with the concrete.
I’m not sure if I’ll ever want to show my back or front yard to you again until some serious progress has been made, it just hurts my eyes to look at it, haha.
And I really want my design studio to look like this:
My doors will not be quite as fabulous as these!
So there you go my lovelies, a reader told me last week that when I posted about how awful my backyard was but didn’t show it she felt it was missing so I’m showing you the serious work-in-progress that it is. Take a good look because you won’t see it again until there is something pretty to look at!
Have a great weekend!! xo Maria
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