Monday, May 13, 2013

Around Here // The State of Things

As we make the final haul towards summer, we spent the better part of the weekend working on a few more updates around the house.  I thought I'd kick off the week with some progress shots and the intention of revealing final state later this week. 


This was the biggest happening around here this weekend. 

Last week's surprise heatwave brought out the worst in our pool and we decided to turn lemons into lemonade and just have the entire thing acid washed. So Friday night, we began pumping the yuck out and spent the better part of Saturday rinsing the surface down as it drained. Our pool guy was here most of the weekend, managing the pump and acid washing. Today he's finishing off the sanding and we'll spend the next day or so filling it all up again. 


Once drained, we could not believe how big our pool actually is. They rarely make them this big anymore. We're talking 10 + feet deep at the diving board!

Frankly, the big gapping hole in our yard unnerved me all weekend and I'll be happy to see water in it's place once again.

Our contractor is due in to run the gas line to our new fire bowl from Potted. Once that is done, we can bring in all the decomposed granite and remaining beach pebble that will fill and finish that side of the yard. 


In the meantime, I've been overhauling our patio dining table. Our little Ikea table and garage sale chairs have served us well, but it's time for a new look - one that will compliment our modernized backyard landscape design. This one's closest to being finished and I hope to share the result of a week's worth of sanding, staining and painting with you all before this week comes to an end.

Spring really is made for projects around here. But I'm looking forward to a Summer spent relaxing and enjoying the spoils of all this hard work.

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6 comments

Elizabeth // The Now said...

Sweet fire bowl!!!!! If I were in California, I would probably spend more time on my backyard too bc I would basically live there. Sadly our backyard in Dallas is in ruins! xo

Louise Wasilchin said...

love the fire bowl and can't wait to see it all fired up!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

Yes! All this hard work will pay off all summer long! I love a modern look for outdoor furniture. I'm loving what I'm seeing and can't wait to see it all come together.

designstiles said...

Did you skateboard in your pool while it was still empty. Ha!

Love your outdoor table and chairs. So fun and retro.

jackie jade said...

the pool already looks amazing! can't wait to see all the lovely afters!
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Trissta said...

This is all looking so awesome. Can't wait to see how it all looks together! I'm beyond jealous of that fire bowl!

Much Love,
Trissta

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