Clare Kinsey

garden makeover


It’s just over a week now since Daisy left for New York and I am feeling sooooooo much better. I have spoken to her a few times and she has settled in well and is enjoying herself. She is going to have such an amazing year. The time difference has taken a little getting used to, she text me at 2:30am the other day before realising I would be in bed! I didn’t mind……

In preparation for selling the house, I have packed up all her things into boxes ready to go to storage. It was a little sad & exciting at the same time. Daisy has lived here her whole life. It will feel very strange to come back to an entirely different house I’m sure!! It feels weird to me to be on the move after such a long time but I’m very excited about it too!

With her things all packed up, I have been able to clean her room and get it ready. I’m very happy with it. It’s such a lovely bright room….

I’ve also been creating a little artwork to fill in some spaces in the house. These have gone into my room.

And this little one has gone into Daisy’s old bedroom. So much fun to do! I love making things like this….. It’s very relaxing and once the house has sold and life has settled down I intend to do a lot more of it!!!
This week has also seen the front yard really take shape. Steve has worked very hard at it and should be very pleased with himself.

The turf was delivered literally at the crack of dawn by a massive truck. At least that’s what they tell me….. I was in bed! 😉

Very quickly the yard became a garden and finally……..

Tadaaaaaa!!!! Of course now we are trying our best to keep it alive after a few very hot and dry days. So far so good! Also we have had Caitlin here this week planting the garden beds…..looking very good with some pictures to come.
I had a property stylist come out to see me today. I think we are pretty much on track with that sort if thing but I did want to hire some furniture for the front lounge and to fill in a few gaps here and there. I don’t want to go buying furniture now especially as we are hoping to go to a smaller home. Anyway she had a few helpful ideas and I look forward to seeing her furniture selection!
Lots to do….. Only a couple of more weeks left until we hand the house over to the agent for auction!!! Eeeeeeeeek!!!!


6 thoughts on “garden makeover

  1. Wonderful Blog Clare…..looking forward to it continuing with the move & experience of living in your new home! x

  2. Looks amazing Clare! Whoever buys this house is going to be very very lucky!

    When is auction?

  3. Clare, it’s looking absolutely gorgeous! I love your artwork … and the garden is looking amazing. What a transformation! How long will the whole auction process take, and have you found your new home yet? All the best, Terri

    • Thanks Terri. The auction will be held mid May so there are a few weeks prior to that for marketing of the property. We haven’t bought anywhere yet……. We wanted to wait until this house had sold so we might even end up renting for a little while. If the house doesn’t sell then it doesn’t matter and honestly it will be nice to enjoy it for a little while!! 😉

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