We have wanted a bigger patio ever since we moved to to this home 15 years ago.
And now we finally have one 😄
It extends from our backdoor, under the pergola, all the way to the tornado shelter, my husband's shop and a good bit under the basketball goal.
It's big enough for the picnic tables and chairs, and still plenty of room for the grandchildren to ride trikes or play.
It needs prettied up still. The tables will get refinished and I want to add some planters with color. My husband also needs to move back his grill and smoker. We will add extras as we can but for now, we are just thrilled to have the concrete patio.
We like to do things ourselves but concrete on this scale is out of our ability range. We hired a local man and he was so honest, skilled and hard working.
In our bedroom, we wanted an adjustable bed. My husband has bad knees and sleeps best when his knees are elevated. I sleep best when my head is elevated a lot.
So, we shopped on Amazon and picked out the motorized adjustable beds frames and compressed mattresses. We learned through the reviews, that the bed frames are heavy. So we thought we should replace the 17 year old white carpet before we put the heavy beds in. We shopped at Lowes for some but there was a waiting list for installation. So we decided to do the carpet ourselves with carpet tiles from Home Depot.
Before we pulled out the carpet, we moved out everything in this room. While it was out, the walls were cleaned and paint touched up and the window blinds and window were cleaned.
Doing all that made it feel like a brand new room.
I ordered a king size bedspread but it was way too small as this bed is rather tall. After shopping for 2 days for a big enough bedspread, I decided to order 2 king size fleece blankets and sew up one that would be big enough and still machine washable.
My husband built the ladder to display quilts.
The lid lifts open with a mirror inside and cubbies for cosmetics and such. I am really enjoying this vanity.
Actually, we are enjoying all of these improvements and are so thankful we could make them.
If anyone has questions about the bed or carpet brands, I'll answer.
So after these two big expenses, can anyone guess what the theme at home will be for a good while?
Yep, we are back in frugal mode and I plan to have quite a few frugal posts through July.