Monday, May 03, 2010

Thanks to the genius of Craigslist...

We are one step closer to putting our fence in out back.  Our little postage stamp (as I like to call it) yard is in need of a facelift.  After living here nearly 3 years and spending a ton of time on the interior of the house, it seems like it's about time to start improving the landscape.  Enter, Craigslist.  I got the idea for this from young house love quite a while ago, from reading about how they transformed their (much bigger) backyard.  So, with enthusiasm and only a little trepidation, I listed our unwanted shrubbery on Craigslist-free to whomever would like to come and dig it out. 

Thus, our yard went from this:

To this:

The people who came to dig in the blazing hot afternoon sun only wanted the forsythia, not the unnamed "shrubs" that are back there, but it's a start.  I am going to give it a few days and see if anyone else responds to the ad and wants the rest of the shrubs (keeping fingers crossed).

In other news, the sideboard is nearly finished.  I still have to get some more paint on the very bottom of the legs and work out one more idea and then it will be time to sort through all the art supplies and get them back into their proper home.  Here is a sneak peek of the cabinet still in progress:

Happy Monday-it's a hot and rainy one here!

1 comment:

jazzle24 said...

Love it! I love black furniture.