Our little project for the weekend was cleaning up the original light post we “found” at the corner of our property.
I kid you not when I say that we “found” it. It was almost entirely eaten up by massive, overgrown and total heinous shrubs (see bottom right of following picture) until Honey spent two weekends straight cutting them down to the ground and a third hauling off all of the clippings. UGH! Our yard is way too big for our brown thumbs and always seems to be in a state of disrepair. The vacant “scary house”, as we had dubbed the creepy place across the street, has since been gutted, refaced and re-landscaped (glory be) and is now home to a lovely family with triplet toddles (all boys, bless their heart.)
But anyway, back to me :-) I was as pleased as punch to find the lovely but broken lamp post under all those shrubs. Honey gave it a new coat of paint and rewired it to bring it back to its former glory. I absolutely adore looking out my window in the evenings and seeing it proudly gracing our property.
Please don’t look too closely at the yard. It needs new sod, but first the house needs paint and the front porch needs to be replaced. All in time…for now, I’m just content with the lamp post!!