Saturday, April 10
The Story of Our House (What I've Been Doing Lately)
phenomenon. In the two years since then, we've had snow multiple times. The phenomenon continues. Paint was the beginning. We kept our projects small that first year as we were adjusting to life with a mortgage. The scariest project was the bathroom (I tackled wall paper and mold by myself while Jonathan was on a work trip) and the kitchen (three layers of wallpaper - one of which had been painted over!) took over our Thanksgiving break and then some. Jonathan kept asking why we had to remove the wallpaper. I was insistent. We had to remove the wallpaper. The second spring, we had tile installed in the kitchen and sun room. The sun room had painted concrete floors, only one step up from the gross linoleum. The difference was incredible and worth every penny. Now here we are in our third spring. We've been here long enough to know what we really wanted and needed, so we took big steps and invested in new windows and a deck. The windows were a must, and the deck was pretty close. With a giant Labrador, the sun room was more like the mudroom. These two projects haven't been too time consuming, but while we were at it, Jonathan cleaned and stained our cedar fence and shutters, and we built a new bed around the deck for my roses. The next projects will involve painting new siding on the sun room, cleaning and repainting the window sills, and painting our guest bedroom a lovely shade of vanilla (it's currently orange). When you're a homeowner, the projects never end. When you're a homeowner whose house was built in 1950, the projects never, ever end. So, if you were wondering why I haven't been blogging very much in the past few weeks, now you know. I promise to post some pictures very soon.... We have a lot of hard work to show off!