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.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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
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.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
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.