Friday, April 15, 2011

This Past Week At My House

This past week I have been sick with an upper respiratory illness that I just can't seem to kick. We have been working hard to get the house ready to sell. But it seems like the more you do, the more things you discover need to be done.

I have worked on updating the look in the master bath. It was done in peach and green about 7 years ago.

Now the bath is done in taupe and aqua colors. I think it has a more updated feel to it.

I have a very dated door enclosing the shower.

I covered it with a fabric shower curtain. It gave the room a whole different look. You just pull it to the side when the shower is in use. All I need now to finish the room is hardware on the drawers and cabinets, and a new floor which will be laid whenever the downstairs bathroom is finished.

We've never added any hardware to the kitchen cabinets or drawers. I really don't know why...

This past week Bill installed brushed nickel knobs and handles on all the cabinets and drawers.

Most of the work accomplished this past week was outside. My husband's retirement energy has finally been directed to the outdoors. My backyard has a long way to go before it is "Pleasing to the eye," but this is what we've done so far...

My back fence line has always been crowded with weeds and poison ivy!!!

We spent last Saturday dumping a truckload of mulch on the area, after killing the weeds and putting down the garden plastic lining. It looks so much neater. We still have more area to do, but it's a start.

Our next outdoor project was the area in front of the patio. When the concrete was laid, it left an edge about 2 inches above the grass that was very unattractive.

On Monday we landscaped that area. As the plants grow, it will look so nice. We also added some solar lights across the front of the plants.

Another problem area in the yard, was around the air conditioner unit. It would stay wet and muddy in the summer. Bill filled in this area with river pebbles, and I think I'll look for a low sunlight bush to help camouflage the unit.

We still haven't installed the bathroom in the lower level, although all the fixtures are now sitting in the family room. Once that is done and the backyard is finished, the house should be ready to go on the market for sale.

Or, once you get your house and yard looking the way you always move...

Have a great weekend!


  1. ooh lala very pretty. Great job on the home improvements!!!

  2. The backyard looks amazing! Looks completely different. And your bathroom looks great! It's the same colors I decorated mine in too! Except, I don't have a pineapple in mine. :p

  3. It looks nice!! I also love the pic you added in the bathroom since the last time I was there!!

  4. You have an amazing husband!