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...

Bushes Gardening Outside Plants

The Great Backyard Cleanup

Some of the shrubbery out back was completely out of control. We did some major trimming. This first shrub up against the house was literally double it’s depth before cut; all over the concrete slab. We trimmed it back to the line of the bed and gained many feet worth of patio space back. I can finally see out the kitchen window! Still a bit of cleanup to do but it’s so much better.

The wooden retaining walls were a gray/green mess. I spent an afternoon pressure-washing them and just about revitalized them to their original wooden glow. I also … Read the rest...

Outside Septic

New Septic

Unfortunately when we were in the inspection process we found out the 44 year old Septic system was not in the greatest shape. The drainfield was clogged with poopgunk and wasn’t draining fast enough. It was only a matter of time before complete failure. After some negotiating the sellers agreed to put a new one in. It was being finished when we settled, here are a few pics.

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