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Swing Refresh

This is where I started out two years ago, with some homemade pillows, a wadded-up hose, a sorry-looking flower pot and a greenhouse over the window well.
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Here’s where we’re at now with some gorgeous new pillows, a nice hose reel, the window cover removed and some updated modern looking pots.  Oh, I’ve refreshed the swing with a nice paint job, as well.
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(That thing sitting on the vent is a large hive that fell out of our tree. There’s nothing living in it now, don’t worry.)
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My fluffy cat apparently wanted to be on the blog since she kept wandering into the pictures.DSC01965
So that’s a bit of my evolutionary tale regarding our swing.  What about you?  What’s evolved around your house?

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About sugarshellandbutterknife

I am a work-at-home mother of two, daughter K who is 16 and son N who is 12. I live in a 1956 mid-mod ranch with my children and the love of my life, J. We're slowly renovating our house on a budget and love all things DIY. I hope to make this a place where frugal-minded folks like myself can exchange ideas, gain inspiration and find encouragement to tackle whatever life throws our way.

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  1. It’s a lovely transformation, especially the pillows and the planters!

    In our place, there have been quite a few changes in the last year. It is pretty impressive when I look at past pictures, and then I look at the present day. That’s when I realize I’ve come a long way. And yet, there is so much more I wish I could get done. I hope someday soon 🙂

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  2. I love those pillows! So pretty! My house is relatively new to me (it was built in 1918 but we moved in 4 years ago) and it’s been a total evolution process. It’s old so it needs lots of updates and I love comparing the pictures once we finally finish a project. This summer is Project: Patio. It’s off to a slow start but I’m hopeful!

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    • It certainly is a process, that’s for sure! This is our third year in this house (this weekend is our move-in anniversary!) and we’re still working on things. There is a big portion of our basement that I haven’t even touched yet but one step at a time. Good luck with Project Patio!!

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