Okay, so let me start off by saying – my parents are pretty dang awesome.
When they came out to visit us last month, one of the first things they asked was if I had any projects around the house that they could help with.
“What are we having for dinner?”
”Where are you taking us tomorrow?”
”What can we help you with?”
*Note to any future visitors to our home: I do not expect everyone to help with projects. Just having friends and family visit is wonderful!*
Anyway, I had just the project for them to help with – laying sod in my backyard.
Here is the before picture of our backyard.
I thought that I could deal with the wood chips for the two years we will be in this house, but we couldn’t walk barefoot outside, Bailey was constantly bringing wood chips in the house, and it was just plain ugly.
After raking up all of the wood chips, leveling and breaking up the dirt underneath, and fertilizing, we were ready to lay the sod.
Once we got all of the sod laid and started watering it, my parents helped me get started on my next project – making a fun area for the kids to play in the backyard.
I am in love with our finished backyard.
And that white thing hanging on our fence?
That’s our music fence!
To make our music fence, I bought a fence panel from Home Depot, stained it white, screwed the fence panel into our fence, and got started hanging all of my musical pieces.
The music fence cost me less than $50 with the majority of the cost going to the fence panel, stain, and hangers. The pieces hanging on the fence cost me less than $4!
I’d say that the money that I spent making the fence was well-spent.
The kids LOVE it!
Want to hear the fence in action?
And I should probably give a disclaimer too. Supervise your children. There are accidents waiting to happen. Especially with this accident prone child.