…is something that we’re up to our elbows in around here. Finished projects? Big reveals? Potential fulfilled? Uh… erm… um… not so much.
But the potential is plentiful, and it is sweet.
We were given these white Adirondack chairs (Muskoka chairs, if you ask Chris) recently. Given them. Just ’cause. For our fire pit, which we were also given. Again, I ask, why am I so lucky?
This is a big deal, because, you see, these are my dream fire pit chairs. I’ve been planning to have them around a fire pit for years and was hoping that at the end of the season one year when the time was right I’d have saved enough to buy a couple and even if they were a horrendous color, I would just paint them white myself.
Then one day, bam, here they are!
So of course my mind is racing with all the potential in this little area of the yard now.
Something about these chairs makes everything feel crisp and fresh, even in the middle of all the construction, or rather deconstruction, mess going on everywhere.
So many ideas right now…. paint the fire pit? put in a brick surround? What about stone? Should I put in some flower beds or is just mowing down the creek weeds enough?
Something about these chairs being here now is creating a sense of urgency for getting this all taken care of.
I might as well take in this view before that barn out back collapses completely.
So we’ll see where this little adventure takes us.
Chris is on a roll lately, so this may actually end up being completed this year. Now, wouldn’t that be something!
P.S. Speaking of Chris and the yard, he just came in from the deck saying something about a tree fort… oh my…
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.