(I did paint the front door, though. And I can't wait to show it to you soon!)
We started out this past weekend by painting, but then quickly switched over to another project because we were able to borrow a gigantic lift and needed it to take down a tree in our backyard. It's SO sad to see some of our big trees die. The trees are one of the major things that drew us to our house in the first place. :(
We've been gathering quotes from different companies to take three trees down...and it's insane! The serious quotes (you know...the ones from companies who are actually bonded and insured) range from $6500 to $9500 for our three humongous trees.
The lowest cost has been to get rid of the one in the back since it's the shortest of the three...and not near the powerlines. With the 45-foot platform we borrowed, we hoped to tackle it ourselves. I think this is what you could call extreme DIY and we're a little crazy for attempting it! (actually, my husband is the crazy one, I never would have even thought it was possible to DIY something like this)