Spring Time

We recently pressure wash the inside of the shed and metal storage building; getting rid of the dried up mud from the flood. Good riddance!!

Hello everyone! We are still around! I do apologize for not posting any blogs lately. Dale and I have been really busy doing some spring cleaning and working on the outside of our home. Taking advantage of the nice weather here before it gets hot!

Spring Time!

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We recently pressure wash the inside of the shed and metal storage building; getting rid of the dried up mud from the flood. Good riddance!! We have been doing some rearranging to both buildings. The shed is going to be my garden shed/storage. The metal building will be Dale’s workshop. Originally Dale had tools in both buildings and it was a pain going between the two. What I am really trying to say is that he was hogging both buildings! Ha-ha! I am excited that I will have my very own garden shed and happy that my husband will have his own workshop! (Future projects!) Dale painted the inside of the shed with left over paint we had using a sprayer and I painted the ceiling with Walmart’s grab-n-go paint Antique White. I will show more pictures later.

Painting the future Garden Shed.

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Installing a stone sidewalk.

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What’s ahead? Updates coming soon!

  1. Pantry and Laundry room we have added more shelves for storage.
  2. Patio slab and side-walk installed next to the garden shed.
  3. Adding more dirt in the front yard and laying sod.
  4. Master bath and small bath decorated.

We have much work to be done and I look forward to blogging about some of these projects soon! Thank you for stopping by! Take care and stay tune till next time!

Love, The Phillips

Red Geranium Gate

I wanted to have fun with this! I posted the color samples on my Facebook and requested my friends and family to vote.

From time to time you will see my red gate pop up in some of my outdoor pictures, usually in the background. I wanted to bring it to the forefront today! There is a fun story about our gate.

After we finished the siding on the shed we had plenty of fence boards left. I had an idea! I mentioned to my husband, I thought it would be nice to have a gate next to the shed. You see we have red tip shrubs all along the front yard and for some reason there was an open space between the shrubs right next to the shed, begging for a gate. Ha-ha!  To my surprise Mr. Phillips built the gate while I was away one day! Absolutely love it!

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NOW this is the fun part of the story! I noticed this wonderful gate blended in with the shed. Needs paint to pop!  Two colors were chosen, cool cobalt and red geranium. I wanted to have fun with this! I posted the color samples along with a deadline on my Facebook and requested my friends and family to vote for the color they thought the gate should be painted! I wrote a simple message on my chalkboard and wondered if anyone would understand. I will never forget the first person to vote was an old neighborhood friend of mine, he voted red! Soon after everyone started to put in their vote. It was close! Many voted for the Cobalt Blue but in the end Red Geranium won!

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Color Red Geranium, exterior Walmart paint.

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 I am very happy with my red geranium gate!

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Much better! The gate really pops!

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We had such fun with my Facebook friends! Thank you for all who voted!

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

 Dale and I appreciate you stopping by!

Love Shack

The not so fun part was pulling all the nails from the boards, but we both agree this was one of our favorite projects to do.

As much as we have worked on the inside of our home we have worked on the outside of our home as well. Today I wanted to blog about our little shed. When we first moved here the outside of the shed was pretty shaky looking. The chipboard was chipping away and at the time, you can see inside from the bottom part of the shed. I felt like I needed to do something so I found some twigs and made letters that spelled “Love”, it definitely needed some love! Ha-ha!

We did not know at first what we wanted to do with the shed. We thought about demolishing it, but realize the shed had good structure. Dale was in town one day and saw men taking down an 8 foot fence, that’s when the idea came to him! He ask the man in charge, if he could haul the fence boards off for him and the guy said, “Take as many as you want!” Awesome! Most of the boards were in good condition and even better, they were 1 x 6’s.

The not so fun part was pulling all the nails from the boards, but we both agree this was one of our favorite projects to do. To protect the shed from the elements we put up tar paper before we nailed the fence board to the outside. We did get a little help from Dale’s brother and my grand daughter for this project. We are always grateful for any help great or small.

Once the fence boards were put up, the love shack looked awesome! We apply a sealant over the wood and I painted the door, just that alone made a big difference! I’ve had fun adding things to the outside and I change up through out the seasons. I’m not completely finish with it but will update you as it progresses. Enjoy looking at the pictures of our little shed.

Before

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 Brenda my grand daughter playing Vanna White.

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After

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Back of the shed.

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The left side facing the street.

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Opposite side facing the neighbors. The sign, “Travel At your Own Risk,” we found under the shed is now displayed.

Louie the cat is also in the picture, see if you can find him.

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Front

Dale found the pitch fork under the shed, he painted it red and it’s now displayed.

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Fall 2015

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Winter 2015

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The Flower box, Winter Wonderland, Fall and the Texas signs are made with left over fence boards.

The squirrel likes the little shed too!

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Spring 2016

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Thank you for stopping by the Phillips Place!

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” – Leo Tolstoy