The lights outside Steph's garage were way overdue for replacement. We really should have changed them out when we painted the house a few years back. House painting took place over a hot couple of Florida June days and last thing we wanted to do was more work outside! So it never got done.
But after seeing these fixtures at Costco, we decided these would look great and it was time for a replacement.
Last year, I participated in the Builders Challenge furniture flip challenge. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to participate again this year.
Prior to the start of the challenge, I happened to see a picture online of a furniture piece by my favorite mid-century designer, Adrian Pearsall of Craft Associates.
The Brutalist Hanging Disc Bar was nothing I’d ever seen before—I decided I'd try to recreate it for my challenge entry.
Steph has a friend with a kayak that allows her to use it whenever she wants. The friend lives on a lake so it's just a matter of moving the kayak to the water and launching for a quiet, solo relaxing paddle on the lake!
The kayak was stored a ways away from the lake so with the homeowners permission, she decided to create a more convenient storage spot for the kayak near the water.
We recently helped Steph's neighbor get his yard in shape. It had become overgrown and out of control.
Due to the timing of yard trash pickup, we had to start working in the backyard first in order to get all the yard debris out at the curb for pickup the next day.
While Steph worked in the backyard, I started on the front. You can see that process in the first yard makeover video.
Steph's friend, David, lives nearby in her neighborhood. Due to his work schedule and numerous health issues including two back surgeries, he has been physically unable to deal with his yard.
Steph and I were driving by his house one day and commented to each other on how unkept his yard had become. All of a sudden we decided we could do something to help!
After all, we have the tools and the time. So with his permission, we took a couple of days and got his wild yard under control so that he can now maintain it going forward.
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