When I bought the toppers for the retaining wall, I pictured them all just fitting and looking amazing. Somehow I didn't process that the toppers are rectangular and the retaining wall is curved.
So, while I pictured perfection - my reality was:
My reality from the front door was even more obvious:
So, I handed off this project to Brent, who conquered it like a champ.
While there are several ways to cut stones, he used a circular saw with masonry blades. (Please note the plural on that – there's a reason those blades are only $2.50 each. He went through 7 blades with this project).
While Brent was cutting the toppers, he reminded me of Pig Pen from Charlie Brown, because of all the dust flying around him:
Once the toppers were cut, the view from the front door was much better:
After everything was laid out how we wanted it, we used landscape block adhesive to make sure the toppers stayed on.
All the hard work definitely paid off:
Now it's on to the fun part – figuring out what to plant.
In other rush week news: The leaves have been picked up and the man cave ceiling is done!