Donna @ Funky Junk Interiors threw out a “Gitter Done!” Challenge and Monday was the deadline.
I so wanted to join in. But it all depends on what Done actually means.
I have a master plan that involves several smaller steps to take place before I can start the main event. My ultimate goal is to build an outdoor kitchen on our side patio, behind the garage.
This area has been little more than a walkthrough and a weed garden for the last few years. I added the patio 7 years ago with the intent of using it for a dining/entertainment area.
Got the obligatory table/chairs/umbrella set out there, and of course the gas grill and charcoal grill.
Turns out we don’t ever eat out there. The space just doesn’t fit our lifestyle. The Gazebo has become our outdoor living room and the favorite space for entertaining when we have summer get-togethers. The 2 areas are too far apart to work together.
The patio gets used for grilling only and people stand around the patio watching Mike grill when they are over. Nobody sits down, ever. Cooking is awkward too, as there is an assortment of odd tables/stands out there to set things down on.
So. A re-work of the space is needed. It will become an outdoor kitchen/bar area with a U shaped counter.
But before the kitchen work can begin the area around it needs a re-vamp.
- Move Vegetable Garden. Last year I put the garden in what turned out to be too shady of a space near the patio. It needs to be moved to a sunny locale if we are ever to get a decent yield from the garden. See all the shade? Weeds don’t have trouble growing here though.
- Move small shed. The small shed was a freebie we got from my mom’s camp when she got rid of it. Only 5x6, it really is too small to offer any real storage. When we had it delivered to our yard I chose a bad spot for it. A sunny spot. The spot that should have been the vegetable garden.
- Get rid of the table and chairs.
So, all this needs to be done before the actual kitchen build can happen.
Happily, the shed has been moved to the spot the vegetable garden was occupying. The shady spot.
And the table and chairs have a new home at my son’s house.
All this was done the weekend before Donna issued the “Gitter Done!” challenge.
My “Gitter Done!” project was to build the raised bed for the new vegetable garden location.
It is made totally from curb found wood.
But due to the rainy weekend the veggies have not yet been planted in it.
And the outside has not been painted. The wood was too wet.
So is it done?
But the building part is.
Does that count?
I’m pretty happy with what I accomplished so far, so I’m going to count it.
And next week I will begin building the kitchen. I’m taking my vacation that week to work on it non-stop.
Wish me luck on that one!
Gotta go now, it’s trash day somewhere……
I’m linking this up to the “Gitter Done!” Party at Funky Junk Interiors and crossing my fingers it doesn’t get disqualified for not being DONE!