Our new doorbell!
This is what was there. It worked but with its cover missing made for a hideous fixture! For some reason I couldn't get a clear photo.
If you are ever shopped for a doorbell you know there there is not much to choose from in terms of attractiveness. Our new one is metal and glass. Many other choices were plastic and cheap, but also pricey!
We had our basement windows replaced! This has been awesome since they were chaulked shut before. Now we leave the windows open and for a fresh smelling basement. A huge improvement from when we moved in. It doesn't even smell like a basement anymore.
We finished our entryway.
Then antique table was thrifted at $15 (I still can't get over the find)! The vase was Jim's. The sticks were painted from vines cut in our yard. The other chachki was something I had. The mirror was thrifted for $5. Another great find since it was perfect as is. So this was a $25 total with the cost of the paint for the vines.
We have been busy with the yard too getting it ready for spring. So when the anticipated (not wanted) snow melts we can order a huge mulch delivery to make it beautiful!
Our most recent project in our neglected yard is this messy corner.
This photo was take after I started to chop away at the ancient super thorny blackberry bush in our yard. The dirt spot was there the branches ended. From pictures you can't see how big it was, but trust me, it was massive and half the branches were old dead ones!
We were going to wait for the berries but decided we would rather make a pretty space here instead.
We are working on the vines growing along the fence which were hanging about 4 - 5 feet from the fence over our yard.
Our plan in the spring is to buy a bunch of arborvites or the like to plant long the ugly chain link fence that surrounds our yard. This will provide privacy and attractiveness.
The corner has a challenge to work around. Whatever belonged to this spread out old stump must have been a mess before it came down!
I would love to have a vinyl privacy fence installed along the borders but that would be way too expensive!
So with all the clean up we are having fun with our best purchase for the home thus far, the little fire pit! Now we need to get through all the piles of brush we created.
Jim's neatly stacked wood pile. We made use of some of the old stone we dug up recently from the yard. It is perfect for stacking the wood on!
I hope you enjoyed our continued updates.
Thank you for stopping by! ~Val