Monday, March 21, 2011

An Ode to Home Improvement

The activity...not the TV show.

Ahh, income tax time.  At the Carroll household, that means one thing...time for home improvements.  This year, we replaced the sinks in the bathroom and replaced some landscaping in the front yard. 

The sinks in the bathroom weren't really that bad, they just weren't that great, either.  And I have a whole bronze thing going on in there and the fixtures were silver.  Not cool.  So it all got replaced.  I don't have a before picture, but you can use your imagination.

A close up of our new sink

Our next project was outside.  In the flower beds out front.  I do have a before picture for this one.

Excuse the fall decor.  You can see in the big red circle how the timbers were rotting and needed to be replaced.

And now the after...

Yay!! No more rotten landscape timbers!!

We also stained it a dark brown, which is the same color we stained out back deck last spring.  I love it when things come together like that!!

So, what are your home improvement projects this spring/summer?



  1. I am reading your post as I listen to workers busily fix my entry closet and do some other repairs around my house. Nothing fun though, to be sure! LOL I love your sink and faucet. Very pretty! : )

  2. Everything looks great!

    Your man does good work, doesn't he?

    Sweet dreams.