Casey ripped out the rotting deck (yes, that is a "pond" to the right) and built a new deck complete with stone planters. He also replaced part of the fence.
The lights (from Target) hanging from the tree gave great character to the space. This picture was taken in winter but when the tree has leaves it really gives a ton of privacy back there. Great for parties, entertaining, or having a quiet moment with a book and a glass of wine.
Aw, I really do kind of miss this place. But, I have some exciting news, we have a contract on a house in PA. We really are trading city life for country living and moving to a home with three acres, and gorgeous views of farmland and over looking the river. The house itself was built in 2007 (what a change from our 1907 row home) and doesn't need a ton of work. However, there are many things we want to do to make it our own so renovations will still be needed. Plus, there is a basement to finish!
I am hoping that with fewer renovations I will have even more time to work on DIY decorating and I already have some big plans for the space. Can't wait to share them with you. And also get back in the kitchen!