Gardening Outside Pool

Summer Updates

Summertime is historically a quiet time for the 70s house blog. Outside work takes precedent to inside house work. We have a pool to enjoy and land to keep, as well as most weekends being filled with social events. I did get the basement done around memorial day (as done as its going to get until we save enough to take the plunge on the flooring). I plan to upload a video of it soon.

I started a youtube channel under Freyman Farms, which will host all of our outside videos that have to do with gardening, cultivating, bee … Read the rest...

DIY Kids Outside

DIY Sandbox for around $40 (or less)

Happy spring everybody!! Too bad it’s being dampered by a global pandemic. The only thing keeping us sane at the moment is being able to enjoy the outdoors. We have over three acres so social distancing isn’t difficult, but I know not everyone is as fortunate. My 17 month old loves being outside, and apparently likes playing in the dirt…so I figured it was time for this kid to have her very own DIY Sandbox.

You can go to Target/Walmart/Amazon and pay $50+ to get one of those plastic turtle sandboxes (no hate, I had one as a kid and … Read the rest...

Outside Pool

Pool House Repaint & Rehab

Greetings again, time to take a look at the latest project I have been busting my hump on, a Pool House Repaint project! For whatever reason I can never remember to take the “before” pic prior to me making everything a mess, so here it is. Our pool has a little shed building that houses the pool filter/pump/heater and also a bar and storage area. It was dark, drab, full of cobwebs and… eaten by chipmunks? The Pool House desperately needed to be repainted and cleaned up a bit. I had started sanding in the before pics below, because there … Read the rest...

Bushes Gardening Outside Plants

Landscaping Rocks!

Landscaping Rocks

A whole 6 months has passed since I updated last. The baby arrived a month or so after my last post, so needless to say we have been hunkering down all winter. Not getting anything accomplished on the house front. Spring is here, baby is finally sleeping (mostly) through the night, and I have the energy to get some stuff done. Our pool area has been a bit of a jungle since we moved in. We attempted to tame the beast right after we bought the place. Being pregnant last spring/summer I didn’t spend much time pulling weeds or tending … Read the rest...

Furniture Outside Screened-in porch

Porch Furniture Refinish

You may remember back in my wood stove insert post that our outside glass table top shattered into a million pieces. My goal was to make it all usable again by the time nicer weather rolled around, and thank god, here we are on the other side! I also decided to spruce up the metal frame of the table and chairs as well. This screened in porch was really a selling point for us when we bought this house. We are both outdoor enthusiast and really love the idea of being able to relax outside, minus the bugs. Figured I … Read the rest...