We moved into our house 3.5 years ago, and have been redoing what we can when we can due to financial constraints. The thing is that I like doing it little by little I get to be a huge part in every detail. It feels like a piece of art. Tweaking it here and there until it’s done.
With $100 I was able to liven up my front yard enough to feel like I made it pretty for the summer.
The first order of business was this tiny ugly tree, that did nothing to the house. We pulled it out and replaced it with 2 Bougainvillea bushes. I wanted to add color to the front yard, and have something that would grow up the wrought iron and cover it’s ugliness.
The other big thing was to paint the wrought iron in front of the front door and around the retaining wall. I chose the color that we eventually intend to use as the trim color when we finally paint the house. The transformation from just a coat of paint always astounds me.
- Zinnser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer for all surfaces
- (2) Valspar exterior paint in Tannin
We added some impatiens and solar lights to the walkway for the summer lift my front yard definitely needed.
- used same soil as for the Bougainvillea bush
- (2) 1.5 Gallon New Guinea Impatiens
- Jobe’s 50′ x 3′ Landscape Fabric
- Jobe’s 75-Pack 3-1/2″ Steel Landscape Fabric Pins
- Outdoor Solar Lights (they were on sale buy 1 get 1 free)
Lowe’s Creative Ideas is giving one Fashionably Organized reader a $100 gift card.
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All comments must be posted by June 3, 2012, 8 PM PST. The winner will have 48 hours to confirm after receiving the e-mail from Fashionably Organized. This giveaway complies with FTC guidelines, and FB promotions rules. Please see OFFICIAL RULES, for this giveaway. For the purposes of this giveaway the “Sponsor” is Lowe’s.As a member of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Bloggers & Influencers Network I was given the $100 from Lowe’s to give my front yard a face lift.