Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Eyesore no more!!

We hired a construction company to give our driveway a facelift. The poor driveway was pretty much a dirt road with bits of tar holding it together. We also wanted to expand the parking area so that it would be easier to turn around, and able to fit multiple cars without Steve having to pull up on the grass anytime someone was coming over. The team added a really nice concrete pad around the garage for a work space for Steve, and re-designed the rain water drainage area. The project took a four man crew about 5 days to finish. They did a fantastic job, and I couldn't be happier with the results and I never thought I would be so thrilled about spending money on asphalt and concrete! But hey, that's what being a home owner is all about!! 

Now you can all come visit and we can play foursquare! 

Work in Progress:


Finished Product:

Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday Favorites - Beauty Bar

So I was browsing around the Anthropologie website and came across these little wooden make-up brush holders. I loved the simplicity of this idea, but they were charging $34 bucks for this block of wood! I showed Steve and asked if he could make this for me, and he said "of course I can!".

So he did!

And here is my brand new custom make-up brush holder that was practically free. He used a scrap piece of wood he had in the garage, sanded it down and used his drill press to make perfectly sized holes for all of my brushes and accessories. This brush holder makes it so easy to get ready in the morning, not having to dig around a drawer or make-up bag. I love having such a handy hubby!!!

Friday, February 07, 2014

Friday Favorites - Garden Jewel

My dad built this potting bench for Steve and I for Christmas last year. He used different wood scraps to construct the bench and added some lovely details from old picture frames and decorations that he found along the way. My favorite part is the moss that still hangs on to the front panel, and the bit of blue paint leftover from its old life. This rustic bench is not only functional, but it is a piece of art for my patio. I am just counting down the days until Spring when I can start using this bench to pot flowers and liven up the patio once again. 

This garden jewel is famous, too! My dad's neighbor entered a garden contest in their town of Healdsburg. She asked my dad if she could use this potting bench in her garden for the contest, to add some texture and make her space unique. And with this little gem, she won the contest! 

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