I’ve been working hard to get the garden “in.” With blistery hands and sunburn on my neck, and aching muscles, I’m almost done. We are mulching the garden entirely this year, and it’s been a little extra work in the startup, but I’m hoping it will pay off. Sheet composting is another word for what we are intending.
I’ve also had another project in mind. Knut and I have been wanting a headboard for our room since we were married. Somehow a little piece of wood has never taken priority in the budget. At one point, I fell in love with an insanely expensive Pottery Barn canopy bed, and saved for about 2 years, but when I started to get close to enough money, Knut actually measured our room. The canopy was about 4 inches too tall, and there was no point in ordering it. It wouldn’t fit.
This year I happened upon a garage sale, and found this gem near the back:
It’s a really old four-poster, just in need of a little love. I bought some Annie Sloan chalk paint, and plan to paint it as soon as possible. Knut reminded me that the garden is more urgent than some home improvement project. He’s the responsible, steady one, who evens out my crazy “let’s do this project!!” tendency. I am fairly certain I drive him crazy.
So I promised him I’d get the garden in before I started work on the new bed. I’ve been working everyday on the garden. “Gardentopia” garden is 90% done (I basically have the potatoes left to get in) and our French beds, “Versailles” was just finished yesterday. The essentials are basically done. Then Knut reminded me that our flower garden had turned into an awful eye-sore.
It needs some major work. I went out and bought a lot of flowers, in hopes that it would make it easier. Oh my goodness, this garden basically needs to be gutted. Redone, rethought. Ugh. I’ve let it get out of hand the last few years. I know I have. It’s been busy.
I know it needs to get done. This new bed has been the carrot dangling in front of me to continue on with this ugly garden. I know it can look beautiful…with an insane amount of work. I’m just lacking inspiration.
But then this happened:
It rained last night. The ground is soaked. I guess I’ll have to work indoors today. Maybe even tomorrow.
I’m so excited. I’ve been waiting years for this. Thank you God, for the rain.
PSSST…Don’t forget today is the last day of the giveaway for the beautiful art print! Don’t forget to enter!