Monday, February 25, 2013

DIY Outdoor Project!

      With my sweet boy's birthday approaching in May, I am having a blast planning his birthday.  More like Pinning any idea that has anything to do with a mustache or little man first birthday party. I am so excited to celebrate his first birthday and hopefully put together a well thought out and sweet first birthday party.  Well, thanks to Pinterest,  I decided I really wanted his party to be inside and outside since our living room isn't huge, and I don't want things to feel cramped.  We were already planning something for our outdoor area,  since it was so drab, so  I enlisted my hubby in building a pergola to make it feel a little more cozy and together. 
      So this is a small before and after of the back area. Clearly we have a lot of work to do!  I forgot to take the picture before he got the first part up! 

                     BEFORE                            AFTER

I have to brag on my husband though he did not use one plan, he visualized it in his head, bought the wood and screws, and VOILA instant PERGOLA! He really shouldn't have shown me how skilled he is, so many plans in my head now!  We still need to paint it, but it has been soo rainy here it has yet to be sunny and nice for 3 days in a row!  I have big plans (on a small budget) for this area, so stay tuned to see, hopefully, a big reveal!  
     I am super excited for this weekend;  our sweet friends are coming down from Michigan to visit, and our boys are only 6 weeks apart, so  I can't wait to see how they play together! Hope everyone is having a great start to their week and hopefully will update more often!! :)