Back in February, I shared the first part of our garden renovation project (which you can read about here). This post is all about part two of the project; the back garden.
That’s the eternal question isn’t it? And actually I have no idea to be honest, is butter a carb? Who knows, who cares, because look how fetch my new print from Coconut Lane is! (Okay, I totally lied, I do care because no, it’s not actually a carb. And I should definitely stop trying to make fetch happen! ~ This will only make sense for any Mean Girl fans out there!)
I’m so excited to finally be able to share this with you all 🙂 Last year J and I took the plunge and invested a hell lot of our money into having our garden completely landscaped.
As you’ll see from the photos, it used to look more like an urban jungle/wilderness than a garden. A lot of people asked why we didn’t do it ourselves; until they saw pictures of what we’d have to contend with!
We finally have our decorations up round the house, so as a lot of people on Twitter wanted to see the black decorations, I thought I’d take some pics! Enjoy 🙂
I moved in with J in April 2014 and, because I lived in a rented flat at the time, I was able to move my stuff out over the course of a few weeks. He bought the house back in 2009 and it needed a lot of work doing to it to make it habitable.
We have a large untamed garden extending all the way round our house. There’s rubble, weeds, brambles and often frogs, slowworms, foxes and badgers as well. The project, quite simply, is too large for J and I to undertake alone, especially considering J has CFS, so can’t really do much in one go. So we thought we’d hire a landscaper.
Well I finally got my other print and I’m very happy with it! I still have no idea where any of them are going to go in the house but I promise to show them in their new homes when they’re up!
I always feel that art can really change a house into a home and give it a personal touch. That being said, I’ve never really been in a position to buy art before (posters from magazines definitely don’t count!).
For months now I’ve been coveting the prints by a lovely local Brighton artist, Linda Boucher (located in Kings Road Arches in Brighton, near the Pier) and I decided I was going to treat myself to one as an early birthday present.