May 26, 2008

Third Time's The Charm!

Ever try to drill into brick without a hammer drill? I'm here to say that an itty bitty 9v cordless drill won't do the trick. Even with a 3/8" electric drill, it's not an easy job! What am I blabbering on about?

This is what the window wells looked like when I moved in last fall:


One had two layers of covers on it, the rest had three layers. Whatever happened to taking off the bad and replacing it? In this case, whoever did them just slapped the new ones over the old ones using caulk to hold it in place. Don'tcha just love the roofing material covering one? Hmpf!

After three different tries at getting these on, I've had success! Yay!! Here's what one looks like.


I mulched around the bushes, too. Not sure if it looks good, though. Opinions?

14 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Not an easy job for sure. looks good though.

Kathy said...

Very nice Meari. The mulch will cut way down on your weeds and make it easier to weed if you do get some. It also helps to retain the water better.If you want more colour next time try the black, or yellow mulch. Here in Canada we have red mulch which I use all the time.

Erica said...

Brick is an evil thing to drill into without the right equipment. You're lucky you didn't kill the 9V drill completely!

The mulch looks great! Makes everything look finished and cared for.

Sharon said...

The mulchin looks great! So do the window wells-though I am not sure what that is-LOL

Shannon said...

Hi ya Meari...it all looks great!! I want to get some mulch too...hopefully in a week or so. Have a great day!!

Shannon said...

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Hope this answers your questions.

nopainforcakes... said...

Looks great, Meari! I hope you haven't such messy birds at your end of the pond as we have :-) They scratch in the mulch like some crazy chickens and after they are done everything looks like a mess LOL
I will have to make sure they won't try crossing the Atlantic :-)

Jenna said...

You did a great job replacing the window well coverings and I think the mulch looks good. Great work!

Anonymous said...

I think your bushes and mulch look beautiful. You did a great job with the window coverings.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Lisa said...

Hi Meari! Great job on the window well job. BTW, this home improvement thing *never* ends...lol. The mulching looks nice and clean. I knew you would love being a home owner, best of wishes, always! Lisa :-)

Katrien said...

Great job on the window-covering, the bushes look good too.

Christine H said...

Your doing a great job with the house. Finding your handy side. Mulching looks great.

Barbara said...

Looks really nice to me. Great job! You are sure becoming a handy do-it-yourselfer! Hope you enjoy doing all your home projects.
Barb in TX

Nancy said...

Great home improvements! I have to say I leave *most* of that to DH, I just plant the flowers.