Tuesday, March 3, 2015


These handles were on a door upstairs with no mortise lock set to add a door handle or even a space for one. I am improvising to make it look better. Also in wondering why they were different colors.  

Saturday, February 21, 2015

I got to see my sister today. It was nice wandering Target with her and spending time with my niece. 


Sunday, February 15, 2015

The space behind the kitchen sink was bothering me. It got dirty quickly and looked blah to me. I grabbed a ceramic tray I had bought at Target and used a small bowl to hold the sponge. I think it looks better. 


I had a door knob that was loose so I decided to take apart all the ceramic door knobs and removed all the paint off of them. I boiled the hardware with soap to get the paint off. I refinished the metal hardware with Rust-oleum flat soft iron. 




After spraying them. I love how they came out. 


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

I finished painting the trim and doors in the hallway upstairs. I still need to do the walls, floor and ceiling at some point. 

Before. The trim was this ugly green color I did not like. I had the paint so thought why not. It took three coats to cover it and I did get paint everywhere. I used tape but it never seems to help me. 

After. :) I think the white brightens up the space. 





Monday, February 9, 2015

When I bought my house I was excited to see old door knobs. Recently I decided to do some work to get them all cleaned up. I got the paint off some of the hardware by boiling it in soapy water. 

Before with paint 

After. And now wondering my next step bevause screws are missing and new ones look too new. 

Thursday, February 5, 2015




I keep reorganizing my pantry. Don't you love organization? I have a lot of containers I've collected including OXO ones and happy I've finally been able to use them. Eventually I'll figure out doors for this or maybe leave it open so I'll keep it neat. 


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I love to collect things when I travel. Especially sand, shells and rocks. With my boyfriend's help I finally got jars I had been wanting from The Container Store. I love them!!


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Last night I decided to paint the bathroom ceiling. It had been on my to do list for years. But I didn't want to do it to the point it was like a childish tantrum. I'm not a fan of painting ceilings. But I had the supplies already from a previous project so decided to get it over with. 


I think it looks so clean now. 



Monday, December 22, 2014

I am finally done with the stairs project. After stripping paint and lots of paint and stain work I'm happy to take a break until Spring when I'm sure I'll find something to work on. 

Before and After 











Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Nutcracker

We had fun today attending The Nutcracker tonight in Orono. I enjoyed watching the ballet. I wish I was that coordinated.


Peter bought me a nutcracker :)


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Painting painting painting. May take awhile but so far happy with the results. 




Sunday, November 30, 2014

I love hanging up wreaths and decorating outside. If I had any outlets outside there would be lights too. 






Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

I had a great Thanksgiving today with my family. 

My sister cooked a large bird that tasted great. 

My Mum's creation. 

I made a cheese ball, my grandmother's recipe. 


This turkey was fussy today because she's teething.