At the stables where I now have my horse, Star, my sister and I share a tack room. During the time that my sister was using this tack room she never made any "improvements". Some people have their tack rooms all fixed up and decorated as if it were a home away from home. They have chairs, benches, picnic tables, even barbecues!
We decided to start cleaning up "our" area. You'll note in the picture above the dried weeds on the right hand side. On Labor Day we made our first improvements.
We cleared the area of the dried weeds and we made a real cement step. Now it's an easier transition from inside to outside. My sister had some old horseshoes laying around so it was just an obvious choice to use them to decorate the step. Believe it or not, this tiny step took four 60 pound sacks of premixed cement to make!