This summer we have done some big projects. Wouldn't it be nice if I ever remembered to take before pictures? I at least have some pictures during the process of doing one of our projects. Here's what we've done:
I refinished the porch furniture. I think Connor sprayed some polyurethane on them for me. We've had the furniture for years, and you could really tell.
We refinished the kitchen table. What a lot of work! It looks good, as long as you aren't a perfectionist and don't look too closely. It looks a lot better than it did, and that has to count for something!
And finally, a project that has been in the works for years, and is finally about done -- the garden. I always found our garden space a little too big and overwhelming. A couple of years ago Derek built me garden boxes, which I love. Last year Derek built a bike shed, with a bit of help from the boys, especially Connor. This year we reinforced the bike shed and have done a lot of rock work. Here are the pictures for you to admire: