Friday, April 22, 2011
I'm too lazy to dig up any before pics, so you'll just have to beleive me ( or perhaps you've been to my place, or remember those past pics ) that the new backyard is so far LOOKING AWESOME !
OMG, I am so happy with this! The design came to me in a dream, and I awoke and quickly fleshed it out in a sketch, showed the bloke, conferred, got excited, and started to do stuff. It's gradual, like everything. We save for each bit ( be it pebbles, or plants etc ) and piecemeal it together as we go. We do it all ourselves, after work, on weekends. Ok, or he does mostly, and I bring the Coola Cordial and point a lot.
It's also a living thing, and thus, the plans sometimes change as we realise this, or improve on that, or come across some immovable obstacle. It's how I like to work, and why I find people that do whole houses amazing. I'm not a good multitasker and find it hard to think about the perfect BATHROOM tap, when someone wants to know what TILE for the laundry, or if the upstairs CARPET should be shag, or sisal or beige or blue.
ONE THING AT A TIME. Or I kinda hyperventiliate.
And compromising or making quick decisions makes me feel like i'm drowing. I like to live with things and change things bit by bit, one project at a time.
As much as i'd like to have a brand spanker with everything clean and new :)