Saturday, May 23, 2015

Today I headed south to Boothbay Harbor to visit the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and the Maine State Aquarium. I had never been to either place and there were special discounts this weekend for residents of Maine. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

I worked on the pantry today. It's been a mess lately and I wanted to freshen it up. After taking everything out I painted it white. 

Before (when I bought the house)

After (being picky what put back in pantry)

I love organization

New knobs. No clue why I had brass ones in there. 

I fixed the doors too so they would close which required some fun with the hand planer. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

I've been so busy this past month. We just got back from a trip to Orlando, Florida. 

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.