One of the first projects that needed to get done before baby was to build a better doghouse for our two pups. The dogs usually sleep in our room -- and I've always hated it. One is okay. Two? Is a snoring, stinking mess, especially when you have a male bassett hound. Our carpet is a disaster, and there was NO way I was having baby sleep in there too without doing something.
We didn't feel right leaving the pups outside since we only had a small igloo doghouse, which is pretty useless in the cold and pouring rain. So, J spent some time in the backyard thinking and drawing up plans. What I love about this man is that he can't do anything half-assed. Simple doghouse? Nope...
Several trips to Home Depot later, the frame was up.
He found a spot under the trees so that it'll be shaded in summer. See the igloo house on the right? After we saw the new house go up, we realized how pitiful it was that both dogs shared it.
We had several threats of rain, so J wanted to get the roof on ASAP. The neighbors kept peeking over the fence to see what the heck we were up to. I'm sure they appreciated the late-night hammering!
Once the roof was dried in, shingles went on...
Then the front and porch...
We did the porch for our husky, who likes to keep an eye on the yard but needs shade from the summer heat. And, of course, only fine cedar posts for our pups :)
And, luckily it was complete before our first snow.
Last weekend, we found this metal star at our local trade days. Nice touch, don't you think? :)
It still needs a few touch-ups, a coat of paint and a rug for the porch. We joke that it's the mother-in-law suite ... my mom didn't find it funny.
Now, we just need to replace the carpet in our bedroom before baby arrives!
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