Sunday, August 12, 2007

Paving

Did you notice in the photo I posted of our house yesterday that instead of a path of weeds like the last photo I posted, we now have a lovely paved path full of character? Well, I wouldn't have expected you to notice that. :-)

My clever DH has been at it again. Lately he's been getting quite a few little house projects done which is soooo exciting. :-) One of the benefits of him not working as much this year is having the time to get a few things done that have been waiting for some time now.


Here's a direct comparison for you. It does look a bit less green I guess but it'll save me having to weed the front path all the time (or have it looking scrappy). Hopefully it'll cut down a bit on the dirt and mud being dragged into the house as well.





Here is a close up of the path. The slate was collected from our other farm so the only cost we had was about $40 worth of concrete mix. DH bought himself a cheap concrete mixer to make a path out the back for the kids to ride on and it has well and truly paid for itself already (compared with paying someone to come in and do the work for us).


I love the character of the stone. I think it's so much more natural looking than paving bricks. Although we do intend to use bought paving bricks under our pergola sometime down the track as we want a more even finish.



This shows how the path goes around to the gate that DH made not that long ago. When the kids get home from school they walk along the path and through the gate to come in the back door.

I think he's intending to put some of this paving on the other side of the gate as well.

I feel so blessed to have a DH who can add some lovely touches to our home without it costing us a lot of money. There's a lot of satisfaction in those DIY projects as well.

8 comments:

Ali said...

The path looks excellent ~ I love it! it goes well with your house, the verandah looks great too

Kez said...

Looks great - clever DH!

Anonymous said...

Guess what? I noticed the new path straight away! It looks so homely and countrified! Thanks for showing us! LS

Lisa said...

That looks great, wish my house was even half as nice as yours!

emma.jean said...

I agree, the path is lovely and definitely suits your home. :)

Susan said...

looks fabulous and I am envious of your clever dh who can do these things.

Anonymous said...

What a clever husband you have - it looks fantastic!!
Madly Saving

lightening said...

Hee, hee. LS - you are obviously very observant!

Thanks for your comments (and compliments everyone).