Remember when I told you about our awful neighbor who left her barking dog home alone all night multiple times a week? Well, I have two pieces of great news:
1. The landlord asked her to leave and she moved out last week! WOOOOOOOO! Don’t let the door hit you on the butt on the way out!
2. She left these amazing blue beauties in the alley as give-aways:So Walker and I made ourselves a little sitting area on one side of our mini patio by the door. It used to look like this:So first we moved out DIY Plant Stand & Outdoor Bar over to the other side of the door, where I think it works better anyway (it fits perfectly in that space plus we can reach it from the table if we are using it for entertaining/serving food).Now the backyard has two little areas for us to enjoy! I almost feel badly for our dining table out there… it is going to get a lot less attention.P.S. Please disregard the out-of-control grass… I will have an entire yard update next post (for those observant few, you will notice the purple arbor day tree is missing).
P.P.S. How funny is it that we now have Adirondack chairs under our Adirondack chair wind chime?
P.P.P.S. Don’t you love how our yard is always covered in Bo’s toys? I was going to pick them up before taking this photo but I decided to stay more true to life and keep them in. Seriously, I could pick them up and that pup will have dragged them all back outside in 3 minutes.
ANYWAY, back to the chairs. So we were so happy on Friday and Saturday enjoying our new chairs. However, it would have only been a matter of days before one of us injured ourselves on Clifford the Big Old Cactus. Plus, Sunday afternoon rolled around and suddenly we wanted to read in our big comfy chairs. Having no place to put our books and terrified of being cactus-stabbed, we started pondering what kind of table would work there. Then we remembered that there was an awesome little side table that idiot neighbor left in the alley pile! We didn’t grab it the first time because we have nowhere to put it inside the apartment. But it was the PERFECT size for our new little sitting area!It is in decent shape but the top part needs a little TLC. With a little sand paper, wood glue, putty, and paint we can make it good as new! We were thinking of painting it some fun bright color to keep the theme going but the more I look at the pictures, the more I kind of like a wood tone. Hmmm… we will have to think about that one. Regardless, the table was the perfect way to complete the new sitting area and showcase our succulent garden. Don’t worry, I will show you where Clifford and the succulent crate ended up next post.
So this was the rest of our Sunday afternoon… perfection.
(and for those of you who are wondering, I am reading Friday Night Lights!)