Friday, July 22, 2011

driveway renovation

WARNING: picture overload

It would not be true Stefanie style if I actually remembered a before photo. Seriously, I have something wrong with me. I have no memory, and we obviously have no other pictures laying around with our driveway/bushes in them. Oh well. 

Let me start from the beginning. LOOK AT THE PICTURE ABOVE. See the reddish tree? Well, that used to be on the right side of the driveway, right about where the reflection of the sign is. We moved that in the beginning of the spring and it actually lived. Hurray! Continuing to look at the above picture, see the gravel part on the right? That all used to be grass, with bushes on the outer sides. Ok. That is the before visual for you. Now this is phase one. Remove all of the bushes and get ready to expand driveways.

Before we could only fit one car, two if we pulled the first one ALL the way up (nearly hitting the steps). Now, we can fit 3, possibly 4. It is so nice. I really like the end result, it was very necessary.

&& the final product. I know it is darker out, but what do you think? See where all the bushes used to be?!? We raked and did yard work this weekend. YARD WORK! The snob in me is going to come right out and say that I have never in my life done yard work, and I will gladly keep it that way. What a workout! It was horrible. And HOTT! Never again.


Kelly said...

I can't believe you moved a tree and it lived. Great job!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

What a huge project, Stefanie! Yardwork definitely isn't fun, but it looks great! Visiting from TT&J :)

stefanie.ann said...

@ Kelly - You're telling me! The person who moved it said it was a 50/50 chance, luckily it rained two weeks straight right after it was planted!

@ Gwen - Thanks! I know, I hate yardwork, I hope to never have to do it again.

Thanks for visiting! Hope you'll follow along

Anonymous said...

we will have to do yard work again. i'm sorry.