So here lately, we are working on improving our home. Eventually we will buy this place, and any work we do now, won't be a waste of money vs if we were only renting. I'm excited. We haven't been able to do much yet. So far, peel and stick tile on the kitchen floor, a couple new outlets (as this house only has 2 prong outlets, and VERY few of those), new water heater... So far the things we have done inside the house (other the the tile) is more out of necessity then want.
However. Outside we recently fixed our little mud pit problem. We build a walkway between our house and the shop. We were tired of tracking mud everywhere, not to mention, it was slick when raining. In the process I also fixed the flower beds. And all of this SUPER CHEAP!! So here's how we did it.
13 Landscaping beams (about 4-5$ each at your local Orschelins)
1 Trailer full of gravel (15.00 per trailer load)
Walkway Stones (were already at our house - but usually 2-5.00 depending on type)
2 bags of mulch (3-4$ each at Orshelins or Walmart)
15-20 Solar lights (.97 cents each at Walmart)
As many old bricks as I could find laying around!
And here are the progress photos.
LAYING OUT THE LANDSCAPING BEAMS AND STARTING GRAVEL
CREATING FLOWER BED
FULL OF GRAVEL & FOOT STONES
BEAUTIFUL AT NIGHT! GIVES ME A SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT!
MAKING IT LOOK BETTER BY THE PORCH & CREATING FLOWER BEDS WITH BRICKS
FIXING THE FLOWER BED BY THE TREE - SO PRETTY!
All in all, this project cost us less then 100.00!!! Yay for saving money!!!