~MY MR. AGP MAN'S WORKSHOP~
Now that ALL our family's college graduations (and parties!) are over my and my new AGP Booth is up and functioning as a business my Mr. AGP Man and I have been able to concentrate on working on the MANY projects around our home. Our La Chaumière de Briarwood turns forty-three years old this year and her ongoing updates and makeovers have been trying sometimes. Still...we are hoping by the end of the year most of her kitchen transformation will be done. This remodel is NOT to be confused with just getting new cabinets and flooring...we are talking about ripping everything out down to the studs, tearing up concrete, running new drain lines, updating to a larger capacity electrical box, etc. New bathroom and laundry room, too! Lots of work I can assure you! I'm anxious to show you everything...
~MY NEW FLOWER BED~
Sweet Vintage Baby Bed
~*Let Her Transformation Begin*~
When my guy decided to return to school that took precedence over anything cosmetic in our home, thus delaying the completion of our kitchen remodel for a LONG TIME! I'm sparing you pictures of the mess we've lived in for at least eighteen months now and will just say we are happy to be back on track. Too bad we can't just hire it all done...that would be wonderful I guess. But, it would also price our home right out of our neighborhood as remodels like this cost more than big bucks! Best to do what we've always done...a little at a time and pay as we go.
~NEWLY PAINTED TO LOOK WORN and WEATHERED~
This year we've already put in a new backyard and have also been working on our ever changing and growing landscaping projects and gardens. I do NOT have a green thumb and my guy doesn't either! So...yard work and planning shrub-work/layout designs is difficult for us! But...we try!
~SIMILAR BED I FOUND~
(So..this idea what NOT so silly after all!)
Of all the things on our 2013 BUCKET LIST the most important from the outdoor perspective was to get my Mr. AGP Man's fabulous Workshop in shape...walking into the house from muddy earth causes a huge mes! With the new grass laid out he was finally able to get back to laying the new decking (sidewalk) that leads to the front door of his workshop. I thought you'd like to see for yourself where my guy does all of his fabulous work...
A couple of weeks ago our neighbors were moving and had an incredible yard sale and you KNOW I was there!!! I picked up the sweet old vintage iron baby bed for $10 because I had big plans for her in the landscaping of a new flowerbed (get it...Flower-BED??? I knew you would!) in the backyard. My entire family rolled their eyes over my plans (so what do THEY KNOW????), but I'm pressing on. Deep cedar boxes will be placed into the baby bed's decking and after sinking the bed partially into the ground she'll be filled up and overflowing with incredible plants, small shrubs, flowering vines, etc.
The bed itself wasn't too hard to paint. It had been already painted a dark, dark hunter green and so I just sprayed over it with Rustoleum's Rust Colored Primer Paint. After that dried I strip painted/mottled it with a mixture of black, cream and white exterior enamel paint. This gave it a great old rusty and weathered look. Before placing her back outside she was completely sealed with several coats of protection. Her legs will be placed in rocks to help keep them from rusting away...good drainage will be needed. I'm hoping by later this summer she will be dressed to the nines! Promise to show you more when I can!
Hope your holiday was wonderful. Much to be thankful for today.
Love to you...