Exterior

SPRINGING INTO ACTION

Over the weekend, the dogwood trees in the front yard began to bloom. Around here, that’s a sure sign that Spring is here! Β Now that the weather is starting to warm up, we’re starting to notice a lot of projects around the outside of the house that we’d like to tackle this Spring and Summer.
So, yeah, you know what we did… we made a list!
  • Give our patio furniture a facelift
  • Cover, mask, or otherwise hide the ugly air conditioner
  • Establish a dedicated “grilling area” on the patio
  • DIY doormats for front and back doors
  • Pressure-wash the exterior of the entire house
  • Create an “entry area” in the carport
  • Build a ramp for detached shed
  • Paint the stair rails in carport
  • Repair the cracks in the carport floor
  • Treat or paint carport floor (maybe?)
  • Construct or repurpose a large(ish) planter for the patio
  • Plant something andΒ actually keep it alive
  • Organize and “beautify” the attached shed
  • Repair the door to the crawl-space
  • Do some minor landscaping
  • Scrape and paint the carport ceiling
  • Replace the light fixtures in the carport

Whew! With our very busy schedules, that’s one hefty list. It’s also very likely we’ll end up adding even more projects over the next few weeks. Nevertheless, we’re determined to tackle it with a vengeance and get it done, item by item. To light a fire under us, we’re going to give ourselves a deadline for the grand ‘ole Spring/Summer To-Do List of September 4th. Yes, 2012. And hey, since we’re posting it, there’s even more pressure, right? Right ; )

How about you, what projects do you have on your Spring/Summer To-Do List?

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Melanie
    March 26, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Good luck! That’s one heck of a list.

    • Reply
      Ashley
      March 26, 2012 at 9:46 am

      Thanks! Yes, yes it is. haha!

  • Reply
    Erin
    March 26, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Good luck guys! That’s quite an ambitious list but I am looking forward to seeing the results!

    We are hoping to build a shed as our main outdoor project this year, and finish off a flagstone walkway as our smaller project (it was mostly done last year but we need to add some finishing touches)

    I would also like to DIY some hanging baskets and planters for our front steps, do a better job of vegetable gardening, and maaaaybe re-stain the front porch. We’ll see how the weather holds up this year!

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    Laura @ DMHB
    March 26, 2012 at 11:07 am

    I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with! We are also in need of hiding an ugly A/C, really looking forward to seeing what you end up doing. I’m hoping to start seedlings for a small edible garden this week! Yay for to-do lists! πŸ™‚

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    Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove
    March 26, 2012 at 11:15 am

    You guys are going to be plenty busy this Summer!

    PS – Beautiful photo! I love dogwood trees πŸ™‚

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    McKae @ kaes corner design
    March 26, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Wow thats quite the list! We just bought a house that needs a little yard work so it looks like we will be spending our spring and summer crossing things off our to-ddo list as well (hopefully)!

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