here was my new years day project... it has already at this point been cleaned up soooooooo much however betty and I decided it would be good to put down bricks in this area (where we keep our trash cans). I decided to tackle it new years day - we have ton of bricks left over from where we took them out around the back yard flower beds.
here is the final project (well almost final - we still need to put sand in between the bricks but that is not something you can see the difference in a picture).
one problem with having an old house is lack of storage. we don't have an entry way closet and although we don't need one year round we decided to take one section of our entryway bookcases and make it a place to hang our coats.