After being bullied the last few years by some crabby neighbors, I decided to finally take my yard back and build a privacy fence. I picked 6 foot tall panels that would look nice and do the trick to create more privacy in my yard.
We started the project by finding the property lines. In my city, there are metal pins in each corner of the lot. We easily found one, but it look a lot of measuring to figure out where the other ones were and they ended up being buried almost 18″ underground. You can find your lot dimensions in your tax records (or online) to help guide you as to where the lot lines should be.
After finding the corners of the lot, we ran a string from corner to corner to mark a straight line for the fence to follow. I decided where I wanted to fence to begin, and we dug a hole for the first post.
I bought my house when I was only 23 years old and have worked very hard to update and maintain it both inside and out. In a short few years, I have built a new shed, changed the landscaping across the yard, updated gardens, and planted a lot of new grass.
Having a neat and tidy yard and entrance is important for a welcoming curb appeal and can add to the value of your home. Some easy ways to add curb appeal include:
One of the first projects I did when I bought my house was fixing up the lawn and landscaping. When I bought the house, the front garden was pretty overgrown with large pine bushes that just looked dated and messy. My goal for the project was to visually clean up the space, add some more color, and make it easier to maintain.
Fair warning– I’m not about to tell you guys how to build a shed because this project was a little beyond me (thank goodness for dads!). But, hopefully this may provide a little spring project inspiration for you all.
It is finally spring in Minnesota (other than that blizzard last week..). I’ve been anxiously awaiting setting up my patio this year after making new tropical-themed cushion covers and getting a new love-seat earlier this year.
Green: the color of my favorite coffee chain, suburban #lawngoals, the plants that I don’t kill, and the worst football teams.
Shades of green have been trending in home decor for a while now, but it hasn’t always been my favorite color to use in my house, but its grown on me when used as an accent. See some of my favorite green-inspired rooms and how I’ve interpreted them in my own home below. PSA: most of the pants are still green because they’re fake. Apparently just because I’m part Irish, does not mean I have a green thumb.