Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sidewalks Completed!

Let's start with the FRONT Yard!


New plantings are done, accent lighting is in...river rock is completed.

I posted previously about this project (here).

Plantings and new 12 volt lighting going in earlier.  Old 120 volt lighting pulled out.

Let's show you the AFTER and BEFORE!


New front entrance.

Still have to add stepping stones to water faucet / utilities on side of house.


It's A Jungle Out There!

Sorry this photo is a little blurry but it's the only one I have that was taken just before we had everything pulled out last Fall.


I love it!


You can see our house now!


The trees were cute when they were smaller but by 2008 all the plantings are overwhelming the house.

And here's the BACK yard.

New paver slab by back deck steps.

New sidewalk from driveway to screened in porch/deck.

They even coal patched the driveway to fill in the cracks!

This is where we put the old flagstone.  I love it in front of the shed!

The driveway hasn't been coal patched here yet.   

 The back yard didn't look bad, but we wanted a sidewalk from the driveway to the screened in porch/deck and a sidewalk around the driveway to the shed.


Here you can see how we used the old flagstone to edge the driveway and lay down in front of the shed.

The contractor dug out cracked sections of the driveway and put down new coal patches.  

Please join me for:
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday

Artie at Color Outside the Lines for Vignette Fridays
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Wendy at The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Hope you enjoyed touring our new yard! 

 From beginning to end the actual work took two weeks.  Of course, that doesn't count the time spent interviewing and selecting a contractor.  It was well worth the expense and we are very pleased with the results.  

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  1. What a nice difference. You must be thrilled! We went through a big landscaping job like this when we first moved in our house including removing the 'jungle'. I was so happy to see our house from the street!! Everything looks fantastic. You have a beautiful home!


  2. Very tastefully done. It must feel like quite an accomplishment to get it done. It really does make a difference.

  3. I can see why you are so pleased. It all looks so neat and tidy and the pathways are so serviceable with the winter coming on.
    It all looks very good.

  4. Wow! That is a huge change and looks fantastic!

    Pam x

  5. Sandy,

    Everything looks beautiful, what a great house to decorate for the holidays! Have a wonderful weekend.

    Best wishes,

  6. HUGE difference! and it looks very lovely, and for some reason, it seems to me even more spacious! Thank you for sharing.
    have a lovely weekend!

  7. Wow~ what a different look your house has now! Your sidewalk is just gorgeous~as is your house! It has been fun seeing the different transformations for the past couple of weeks!! Thank you so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  8. What a beautiful house you live in! I love the sidewalk. Full of texture and rich natural colors.

  9. Sandy this all looks so lovely and I love you home, so stately looking. I bet your and Jeff are really pleased.

  10. It all turned out just beautiful, Sandy! I know you love it. It looks so much cleaner. Looks like they did a great job.