Since moving, my brain is constantly updating and revising my list of future house projects, and while I realize that things like adding a patio and a chicken house and a pantry and an office and another bedroom are best done slowly over time, I want them to all be done RIGHT NOW.
One of the larger future projects we want to do is a sizable paver patio and walkway (with fire pit) in the backyard. Ignorant me was like, "pavers are probably super cheap, duh." This turned out to be an enormous lie. Since we are in no rush to spend hours a day laying pavers out in the height of Florida's summer sun, my plan is to slowly collect free pavers from craigslist until we have enough to cover the entire area. Then I will fashion a glorious mosaic from the array of variously sized pavers, and we will install the whole patio in the Florida Winter.
1. I am awful at math.
2. Apparently pavers do not have a standardized thickness.
In true Emily style, I have decided to ignore both of these issues until I have enough pavers and I want to kill myself due to my enormous oversight of the thickness problem. I will also probably start laying the pavers and then realize that my calculations were totally botched and that I in fact do not have enough pavers, and then I will cry. So get excited for THAT blog post, coming to you this Winter!
I know, right? Super ugly. Another DIY-er had rattlecanned the chairs in a weird, textured brown paint, and I am not a fan of glass-top tables. But I wanted a table for outside, and it was free, and it was metal. After getting creative with some old fence wood, spray paint, and outdoor fabric, things took a delightful turn in the right direction.
My fingers have been aching to get back to doing some serious artwork, and so this news is the most exciting for me: The shed that will soon be my epic art studio now has electricity! My bestie Linden's boyfriend Eric came out and performed electrician magic while Dave and I marveled at his wizard-like powers. Now all we have to do is put in a window, AC unit, insulation, drywall, some shelving...and then I will be able to unpack all my favorite things and get back to painting.