Monday, April 18, 2011

Sycamore Retreat

Our backyard getaway
Cedar Swing Projects

the bbq table

fountain to attract the birds

picnic table, hammock and swings and chiminea for those chilly evenings

Well I know I've been slacking on my blog this last month, but with the weather improving and the sun shining, I just can't make myself stay inside. So here's what I've been up to. During the past couple of years, the wild Missouri weather has taken down all of our shade trees in the backyard making it a little uninviting. So this spring I decided to take matters into my own hands and build us a backyard "retreat".  I've been working on it off and on (when the weather allows) for the past 3 weeks, and now I am finally down to landscaping and a few finishing touches. We wanted to build it all from logs, but after some research and looking at what we had to work with, decided it would be next to impossible to get the finished product we wanted, so I have used logs where I could, for the sun shade supports and for some of the decorative elements... sticking to sycamore... because I think they are so beautiful and really like what it's turned into... our own Sycamore Retreat! Can't wait until the flowerbeds are finished and blooming!!! Then it will be time to sit back, relax and enjoy!!!

About Me

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We live on the family farm in Mid-Missouri with our kids and animals. I love to make anything... and using repurposed items is the BEST!!! I like 'junk' as other people refer to it, but that 'junk' has a history and claims new life in many of my projects. Building primitive furniture, painting, writing, photography, stained glass... guess I'm what you'd call a jack of all trades... trying to master some. LOL! Anyway, if you have old barns or buildings with loads of junk you'd like to clear, give me a holler. I might just find myself in your neck of the woods!