For me, the spot is BUB - the Big Ugly Box - between our house and our garage.
In the 60s, the city closed off all the sidewalks leading to the beach; alleys became the streets and back doors became the entrance to the house - I wrote about the changes in our house here.
Steve and I weren't thrilled with this as the entrance into our house and wanted to create a real entry way, but the city and Coastal Commission would not allow us to put the water heater and washer/dryer in the garage.
BUB was the solution and you can see the difference in our entry way without appliances.
The other day, I decided to embrace BUB and "dress up" the area.
In a cropped photo of the garage, BUB doesn't look so bad decorated with my new "keep it simple" sign.
In this photo, BUB looks like it is part of the garage.
I have a narrow space to create a front yard out of a back yard.
A little banner I found at Target spices up the side fence and sand dollars from our beach walks found a new home.
An old baker's rack helps to hide some piping along the house.
The baker's rack placed between the windows of my creative space holds favorite beach buckets and more sand dollars.
I would love to have a basket of flowers hanging from this beach cruiser someone left in our driveway,
but the basket of flowers sits by the door because
Steve would not be happy if he had to remove a basket of flowers every time he headed out on his cruiser to the grocery store or to check the surf.
I kept it simple, BUB doesn't look quite so ugly and I have a front yard I actually like.
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I am joining these fun parties
Southern Savvy Style - Wow Us Wednesdays
Ivy and Elephants - What's It Wednesday
Lavender Garden Cottage - Cottage Style Party
Green Willow Pond - What We Accomplished Wednesday
Glitter Glue & Paint - Project Pin It