Wednesday, April 1, 2015

So excited about the new lights I got for the hallway. My boyfriend showed me how to install them. I thought the milk glass is more appropriate for the age of the house. I also learned how to replace switches and outlets too. :)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I had a good time spending Maple Sunday with family. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I celebrated St Patrick's Day early with my mother and grandmother. We made a boiled dinner in the crockpot and it came out good. 

Every year I have to have a Shamrock Shake from McDonalds on St Patrick's Day. My Dad started the tradition when I was a little kid. Even though it was snowing today I was able to get one. 

Have I mentioned that I love mint?
I was excited to find this at Shaws in Saco, ME and it was yummy. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Painting....always painting...

The hallway upstairs bothered me. There were drywall screws never covered and the walls were a faded yellow. With free time and a ladder I decided to tackle the hallway. I had already done the stairs and painted the trim to brighten it up. I had to use a swiffer to spread the spackle on the ceiling because I am short and have a minor fear of being high up on ladders.

I was good this time and put down plastic to protect the stairs that I had worked so hard on.

The  new wall and ceiling color is called Swiss Coffee made by Valspar. I thought it was pretty and nice contrast to the Ultra White trim. Please don't look at the light. I hoping to do something with that soon. I am not a fan of brass. 

This was after I painted the floor a similar color to what it was originally. I made such a mess painting that I had to paint it again but had planned on freshening up anyways. I love this spot in the house.

Nice green color, perhaps the only original color I've kept in the house.

I am proud of the fact I didn't get paint all over the stairs.

I also spray painted the floor registers to dress them up because they were in rough shape. 

Now the floor registers matched the door hardware. Eventually I will get to the front door to finish this room. I just need to replace the switches and outlets and update the lights and this section of the house will be all done. I love the wood floor in here. Stripping the layers of paint off the floor was worth it. 

I took this handle off the bathroom door upstairs. It took a while boiling it in water with Dawn soap but I did get all the paint off. I spray painted it to match all of the hardware at the house and was able to reattach it to the door.

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