Being out of work for a few months is not something that agrees with me at all. I start to get stir crazy and eventually I find a project to tackle. Something small, that won’t cost a lot and can be done in a few days. The last time I was unemployed I organized the pantry and I’m still enjoying it.
This time I set my sights on a project that was bigger and would require me to do something that I really hate doing – painting. I decided to change up the playroom. I was tired of looking at this all the time.
I really wanted to get rid of the shelves that we’ve been using to hold all kinds of stuff for the girls. So off we went to Ikea. I had an idea of what I wanted and actually thought I knew exactly what I’d buy. But then I found something even better than what I had envisioned. And to sweeten the deal, it was on clearance so we got it for a great price! I have to give a big thanks here to my 16 year old neighbor Molly who came over to help me with the final steps in building it.
Next on the list was deciding on a new color for the walls. For two girls, that blue had to go! I wasn’t really sure what I wanted and of course the girls requested PINK!!! However, Bill was having no discussions about pink paint in there. He had a valid point, we’d just have to paint it again in few years and well….see above for how I feel about that!
After Bill did some tooling around with colors we finally decided on ‘Restful’ from Sherwin Williams. We felt it complimented the Down Home color on the other walls in the common area of the house.
The girls love telling everyone who will listen about their ‘new’ playroom. Here is the finished product.
We interrupt spring to present this holiday mantel. The spring mantel will return after Easter.
Spring has finally sprung in the Northeast!
I’m so happy winter is over and the colors of spring are starting to greet us!
Recently our mantel has become my pet project. I know that Bill would like the photo wall to pass the mantel on my priority list, and in a few days it will. But right now I’m one item away from changing from St. Patty’s to Spring.
That said, here’s a look at our St. Patty’s mantel….
Here’s a look at the Valentine’s mantel as well. I had trouble coming up with something for the vases. I figured since it snowed the entire month of February the snowflakes were appropriate. I already have a few ideas for next year though.
Stay tuned, in a few days I’ll post the Spring mantel.
Anyone who knows me and has been in our home knows that there was one thing that I really wanted to get rid of….that was the peach paint. Where was the peach paint? The peach paint was literally everywhere. It was the color of all the common areas in our home.
This project had to wait over two years though as there was other paint that was worse. Oh boy was it worse! But the time has finally come and the peach is outta here.
It took Bill and I a while to come to a decision on which color we would use to replace the horrid peach. We had quite a few walls with many patches of paint. We had this for a few weeks until we finally made our decision.
There were those who thought we chose a color that was way to dark. I think those folks forgot just how much our house is flooded with sunlight for the majority of the day. If this wasn’t true then the color would have been too dark.
I won’t make you wait any longer for the unveiling…..
It’s done! The crew just left a half hour ago.
We didn’t get a chance to get any pictures on day six, but the crew continued to work on the steps and lighting.
Today, they finished installing the railing on the steps and all of the lighting plus all of the minor leftover details. We have a deck!
Now we need to get some deck furniture and get some siding repaired/replaced.
After a couple days of inclement weather, the crew is back to finish the deck this week. Today was all about the railing and getting the stairs started.