Hope you all had a lovely weekend. Monday has once again come way too quickly for me. I want my 3 day weekend back! We were able to get a lot accomplished this weekend.
We made some big progress on the shed:
We also got a coat of paint on the hamper:
And played around with some trim:
I had the bright idea of finishing up the hamper with a chippendale style pattern:
Let’s just say Jon wasn’t too thrilled with the idea, but he was able to figure out the math details on the pattern in a couple of minutes and off we went to Home Depot to pick up some trim. Can’t wait for it to be finished! This is another project that will get wrapped up next weekend.
We also got some quotes on getting a patio done in the backyard. We have been going back and forth between a TREX deck or a paver patio, stamped concrete patio or stained concrete patio. After pricing everything out it seems like for us the best option is to do the acid stain concrete.
The acid stain comes in a variety of colors:
We are leaning towards doing the patio in lead and then having a paver border around it. The acid stain reacts differently to the levels of lime in the concrete and in doing so it gives you a sort of marbleized look. We think we may outsource the actual framing of the patio and pouring of the concrete and then go with the DIY route with the acid stain. Hoping to get this done before the end of June.
While we were busy working outdoors there was activity going on in a birds nest that we found on our property:
Two little babies hatched and we are waiting on two more. So cute!
Sunday we took things easy and headed to the beach. Jon has a beach permit for fishing so we are able to drive the truck right up on the sand and very close to the water. It’s wonderful!
I spent my day chatting with my sisters, parents and in-laws and Jon fished the day and finally had victory at the close of the day!
Whew! I’m tired just recapping the day. Hope you all day a lovely weekend as well!