Monday, May 2, 2011

She's a brick...

trash can storage area.  Yeah...doesn't have the same ring as "brick house," does it?   Don't think that stopped me from singing "shake it down, shake it down now," either.  Because it most certainly did not.

We were super excited to take advantage of this glorious weekend outside, so while i got all my plants into pots, S conquered the mud pit where we store the trashcans.  Initially we were going to put down stone, because nobody wants a mud pit.  Well.  Maybe mud wrestlers.  Not being mud wrestlers or people who turn down free materials, we were happy when a coworker offered up brick pavers that he was getting rid of.  Using them for the mud pit was the perfect budget friendly solution.

What becomes a mud pit when it rains.

Put sand down first, then lay your brick. 

Not only is it incredibly loud, but it also kicks up a nice red dust on your neighbor's white fence.  Sorry, neighbors!  No worries, we just hosed it off easily.

Loving the no more mud pit! 

Doesn't it look purty! How's that for a quick (and free) afternoon project?!

Anybody else work outside this weekend? Tackle your own mud pit?  Ready to "shake it down, shake it down now?"


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28 comments:

Wendy said...

Looks great...& how awesome that you got the pavers for free!

www.designedtodwell.blogspot.com

Kerry said...

It may only be a trash can area - but looks great with the brick pavers! Much better than a mud pit for sure!

We did NO outside work this weekend. The only nice day was Saturday... and we were at a wedding. Our backyard could use some serious help right about now though! UGH! haha

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

It looks "Fantastic"..."BUT"...weren't you the LEAST BIT tempted to line up some pretty flower pots there once you got that BEAUTIFUL paved path??? hehe! WONDERFUL Transformation!
Hugs,
Donna

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Looks great and free bricks!! What a great project. We have a paved area for our trashcan and it is wonderful. I bought some plants for my deck garden yesterday and plan to get them re-potted today.

Katie said...

awesome!! this looks so good and how nice no more water buildup and mud--im loving it! great idea :)

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Looking good.

I just read the last post about your father, sometimes it really helps to have a project to take your mind off of things.

Comeca Jones said...

Looks great! Glad to see you back!

Evergirl said...

That looks great!! We something similar and it was really heavy work. I am impressed by how nice and even it looks. Well done!

Jo said...

Now you will want to be "trashy" all the time,shucks it looks so good and inviting you'll want to get some outdoor chairs round there and greet the pick-ups.
Love this,yall's hard work sure paid off.Looks so good!!
Shake it down,down!
Love it friend!and thank you so much for visiting and your sweet comment.
~JO
LazyonLoblolly

Deborah March said...

Best "trash alley" I've ever seen!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I saw your project featured at Singing With Birds, it turned out great! Congrats:@)

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Congratulations, your brick makeover made this week's top hits @ singingwithbirds.com. Thanks for sharing such a fabulous post...and sorry Lynn arrived before me (above). She's amazing!

Kim said...

I SO need to do that. Your blog is super-awesome and your profile hilarious!! I'm so happy to have found it and I'm your newest follower. Stop by for a visit sometime.
xoxo,
Kim

Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

Very nice! That looks sooooo much better. I'll bet you won't even mind if you have to walk along side the cans to get to the other side.

classic • casual • home said...

This looks great! And considering you use it all the time...a great investment.

【ツ】 ⒶⓃⓃⒺ 【ツ】 said...

GORGEOUS!!! I had to laugh about not turning down the pavers. I always taught my son that if someone offers you something...you smile and say thank you. Free is free!!!

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

She's a brick house! Mighty mighty, just lettin it all hang out! Looks like that would take longer than an afternoon. Good Job!

Rachel said...

It looks so nice! When I was in high school band, we had a 60's/70's show for halftime. They came up with a dance for us to do to Brick House!We thought we were so cool with our dance! Lol! I love your song references! I forgot to tell you, but I am so happy you are back! :) Your posts never cease to make me smile!

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

That looks fantastic! And double yay for free stuff!!

CityMom2 said...

That is spankin! Way to put him to work.
Citymom

Miss Charming said...

You did a wonderful job! (Free pavers aren't bad either!)

Jill said...

Great job! looks much better than a mud pit!
Didn't get my outside jobs done this weekend - they're on my must do list, but keep not getting done! Mmmm

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit! think I need to get another one myself!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

That area looks so cute now with the brick! And it's super functional too. Can't beat that!

SavannahGranny said...

Looks fantastic. The price was right and just think of what you saved on laundry detergent getting mud out.
Thanks for visiting with me. Hugs, Ginger

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Wow the area looks great! You guys did an awesome job. So jealous you got the paver for free!

Always A Treasure said...

LOVE...it looks so clean and classic now.

Sassy Sites! said...

Looks GREAT!!!

Chandeen @ Designed by Chance said...

wow looks great, and, free bricks who could beat that?