- Re-do the front yard. I've got lots of ideas I'd like to try. One side of the front yard has a massive 80 year old Oak. Although there is some Vinca (minor) and Liriope growing at the base of the tree, not much else survives the heavy shade. Have to think about what to do there. Any suggestions? On the other side, while shady in the early morning, gets full sun in the afternoon. But not enough sun for roses (I know, because I tried.) So my idea for that side could include something like this, below. It's a big job - turned out to be too big of a job for last summer - but one can hope, right?
|I'm thinking a little less "patio". Maybe something in the middle - a bird bath with lavender all the way around the base?|
|For the walk up to the front door I'd love to do these large pavers with gravel instead of the rocks they have here.|
(These photos from Pinterest.)
- Finish the damn Murphy Bed that the bf has been working on - off and on, mostly off - for months now. I am so looking forward to the bed in the guest room being out of the way so that I can use the room for other things (YOGA!!) when we don't have guests - which is much of the time.
- Paint both bedrooms. They are the last two rooms that are the same as they were when I bought the house. I don't mind their present colors, they're both just a little dark. I'm thinking an "almost" white in the guest room, probably the same color as the living room. It's a dark room (that massive Oak tree in the front yard is right outside the room, so it doesn't get very much natural light), so it could stand a little lightening up. The master bedroom will also be lightened up, but I haven't decided just yet exactly which color. I am thinking it won't be white, though. Again...any suggestions?
I guess now I will have to keep you up to date on my progress, won't I?