A little garage makeover

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Lately, now that our interiors have hit a certain stage of "doneness", I've been itching to get outside. I did some planting at the front a few weekends ago and plan to plant some bulbs later today.  I've also been thinking about how I'd like to dress up our backyard in the future.  Similar to the house, the garage is sided in vinyl so we can't really paint it.  However, I've been considering dressing it up by painting the door, adding some carriage house hardware and a large sconce that matches the sconces we currently have on the exterior.  Landscaping wise, once the sunflowers bite the dust, we are thinking about extending our privacy hedge of Green Giant Arbovitae. I'd also love to plant a purple leafed Redbud tree to soften the corner of the garage and put a little arbor in that leads to our back area (Not sure what our plan is for that area except to keep the poison ivy at bay).  Here is what the garage looks like now.

And what I'm planning.