Monday, July 21, 2008

The Jungle aka Backyard Patio

When J and I bought our house, it had been empty for 5 months. We didn't touch it for the first 3 months we've own the house, so that means that 8 months of overgrowth (and other misc. living things) were living in our backyard. J finally got fed up and took too it with a vengeance this past weekend.

I don't really have any good pictures of outside since it grossed me out, but this one is taken from inside in June 08. Look how overgrown everything is!

Cleaned up a bit

These are most definitely still our "Before" pictures of the backyard. We have big plans for back here... Hopefully we'll get to it this century.

Oh, and here's our collection of the waste. There's about 10x that amount in the garage. Anyone want to pick it up and take it off our hands?

Fireplace/TV/Built In Decor

What it looked like at closing. Attractive, no?

J and I made a trip to IKEA, we rummaged through some boxes and came up with a decor solution to the fireplace built-in section of our living room.

Our New Living Room

Here is a picture of the room and what it looked like the day we closed.

Here's a half-way picture. Half-done tile, paint on the walls, no baseboards.

Here's a picture from this morning. New curtain rod that has a corner connector, new sheers (still need more rings though), new rug that has blues, greens and chocolate browns. The table is the same table we bought in 2007, but the ensemble is making it feel more like home. Really, a rug makes a HUGE difference.