Sunday, February 15, 2015

Time for a Makeover

I am wiped out! I was already sore after our workout at Crossfit Thursday night - then I was out Friday hoping for a day to recover, but starting at 7am I was on the go again! After my errands I helped Michael in his garden - we had cleaned out his gardens (vegetable, not flower) the weekend before and now it was time for new dirt. He bought a trailer full of dirt so we carried it wheel barrow by wheel barrow into the back to fill and spread in the garden. Afterward we started on the flower gardens - pulling weeds, redoing the borders, we started the mulch till the day started getting away from us. So, Saturday morning we got up to finish what we started. We also started an additional project...the kids swing set! Over the years the sun has bleached out some of the wood on their play set so we decided along with all the mowing, mulching, and weeding we were doing we also needed to spend 5 hours sanding and staining the play set. I have to admit - it does look very good, though!!

Here are the before pics...
Make new again!
Make new again!
And the finished results...
Make new again!
Make new again!
Make new again!
I have to say I really like the outcome!

And you see the limbs from our willow trees starting to bud out a little bit! It's supposed to get cold again, though so I don't know if they'll bloom out yet. 

After we finished all this we went out for a bite to eat and spent some time buying the rest of the supplies for Aaron's birthday party next weekend!

Today we did put a water sealant on the swing set as well. We also did the same to the kids wooden picnic table. And there was more yard work today - we did take advantage today of the nice day before it started to drizzle on us and actually have some play time outside with our friends.

It's nice to see something old looking new again!!

2 comments:

  1. Looks good! I know all too well what a pain those are to re-stain! LOL

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  2. It looks great! We have to do the same thing with our swingset. Of course, we have to wait for spring! Ha!

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