cury and i have decided to invest a little money into the outside of our home. we practically live outside during the warm months, so we should have a space that is comfortable and inviting. i’ve been pinning things like a madwoman – don’t you love pinterest? I needed an idea to solve our total lack of privacy problem, and after a few minutes on pinterest – problem solved. i know exactly what we need to do, and an affordable way to do it.
here’s what i’m thinking to help with the privacy issue (source) i want something that will give a little privacy, but not completely shut us off from the world. we currently have a rickety brick wall that’s about to fall over at any minute. so we will knock that down. I’m hoping to find some pallet wood to replace the brick wall with something like the image below. I love the idea of planting the grass in the wall to give some subtle privacy and a lush look. This source actually has a ton of great ideas worthy of checking out.
i love lights hanging outside, and our current set up makes it difficult to hang lights properly. (this will be hard to explain, so bear with me) i was thinking that we could add a trellis of some kind, plant some climbing florals, and attach the lights from the roof to the top of the trellis. got it? don’t worry, i will followup with before and after shots. i also liked the idea below for a cheap pergola look.
we desperately need to side our house. siding can be expensive!! thankfully i know an incredible company, clear vision windows and siding. we will be using them since they did our roof and windows a couple years back, and we were so pleased with the prices and quality. to help save a little money on the siding, i’ve been trying to think of some creative ways to use a potentially great space on the house. i’m thinking we can cover the space with pallet wood (to match the new wall) and we could hang a vertical herb garden from it like the photo below. i think it would be beautiful, and we wouldn’t have to side that portion of the house. win! win!
we have a giant area for a garden directly in front of the brick wall. i know it could be beautiful, and i am going to try to make it so. the only thing (as you know) is that i have a black thumb – a cold, dead, plant killing black thumb. i will be reaching out for advice on here when the time comes, and i will NEED YOU TO HELP ME! i’ve been contemplating making it a vegetable garden, but i feel like that’s asking for trouble. and i don’t think it gets enough sun in the day (i seriously have no idea, but that’s my guess) so i think it will be a hasta/floral, bush garden. more on that later…
and finally, as for furniture, we have already purchased this table and these chairs from target. we purchased a few nautical decorations from world market – here, here, and here. i literally cannot stop buying stuff for outside. ugh. damn you, target and your beautiful reasonably priced merchandise.
i hope you’re having a fabulous week, and i hope that wherever you are – the sun is shining.