I know, I know, my last post DOGS DRIVING BY IN A CAR, BARKING was just hours ago, and you are probably thinking, “that house is something!”
We agree it’s a stunner, and that’s why another post is in order.
I’m sure you noticed that there hasn’t been anything going on for two months.
A cosmic event took place that shut things down around here.
We hired a contractor, who behaved so badly (total nutter) we had to call the cops.
Ya, man. It was a scene, and our house looked like a tar paper shack for longer than we were comfortable with.
Our trust and belief in humanity metres were all out of whack for a bit, and then we got things turned around and are here today to celebrate.
That’s why :
Instead of waa, waaaa ( I just used Siri to look up the crying sound) it’s whoot, whoot TODAY.
As I mentioned, the backdrop of the house allows us to show case our plants. Ok, so we know not many people have their siding done to show off their plants.
We get that we may be considered far out, but once you get used to it, you’ll be nodding in agreement.
We built our garden around two patios. The upper one we made with interlock and the bottom one Dave constructed with mega flagstone. Along with seating areas, we have pots of plants and various decor pieces.
Our best-est ever friend covered our rocking lounge chairs in this water-resistant material. Dave has been building up this collection over a couple of years with scores from Kijiji.
The last one, in the forefront of this picture, has a hysterical story to go along with it. I may come back to it in a bit because I have more to show you.
These Adirondack chairs you will recognize(if you’ve been hanging out with us for any length of time) were purple to go with 2016’s colour scheme.
I can whip out a can of spray paint so fast these days that I could make a little side money. I sprayed them this year a glossy black and still have to write a post called THE DAY MY SNOT WAS BLACK.
Yeah, apparently if your snot is yellow or green you have an illness. If it’s brown, you sniffed dirt. And black means – well that you changed your colour scheme yet again.
I used Chinoiserie this year too, just to keep things fun. I obtained the wicker stool and a plant stand in the next picture on a thrifting jaunt and treated them to a coat of spray paint too.
On the top patio are two lounge chairs that I traded for two six-packs of beer. Painted them too. Oh, and picked up two cushions – all for less than the cost of one chair at retail prices.
They are quasi-covered in an eye-popping blue polka dot material that still needs sewing. I’m determined to do these myself as I’m the one whom will be parking ma derriere there the most. Oh, and my bestie is on vacation this week. She deserves the rest, truly she does. The thing is, she’s way stronger than I am. Yesterday, when she left, she said, “If you don’t get them done by the time I get back, I’ll do them for you.”
She’s just good, and noble, and impressive all the time. I, on the other hand, can’t sit still anymore, cause these chairs are calling my name and so is Dave for that matter.
I best escape now – while it still matters. I’ll work on being noble and impressive tomorrow.