Monday, May 16, 2016

Little update on what I have been doing

I know that I have been MIA for a while now but I just haven't had time to do any kind of decorating.  I have really been trying to paint the outside of our home on the weekends but the weather has not been cooperating.  The first weekend this month it snowed, the second weekend it rained and this weekend it was cold and windy and it only sprinkled a little on Sunday.  I am trying to save us some money by painting the lower part of your house (I am deathly afraid of heights) and have painters do the second story.  I have the back deck area done and all the window and doors on the lower level.  This weekend I was trying to finish the garage.  Here is what the garage looked like before. 

It is hard to tell but the garage doors were a dark reddish brown.  My new trim color is a dark brown and the base of the house is a light beige color.  Now here is the after.

 I didn't get the little peak done on the garage as the roof is a little to steep for me.  I will let the painters do it.

The roof color that the previous owners chose does not go with the brick color to me.  But I thought that these two colors coordinated with the roof color and the brick color. 

Besides the garage I have painted the back deck railings, the deck off of the study, all the windows on the main level (18), all the doors (7) and the balcony off the master bedroom.  I am still working on the ceiling area on the wrap around porch.  I still need to finish the kitchen island inside also.  Here is what I have got done so far.

We added the beadboard and the corbels.  The 2X4's under the corbels will be wrapped with some fluted trim. 

I still need to figure out the baseboard and once this is all done the island will be painted.    I think that I have too many projects going on.  I am still working on the powder room. I am hoping to get it done sometime this week.  Right now the inside of my home looks like a tornado hit it.  We are also  wanting to get the pantry cabinet updated by adding pull out drawers ( which they are all laying in my entry way).  I am so wanting to get all of this done so I can get back to decorating and I need to start getting flowers for the yard and my pots. 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Another snowy weekend

It is another snowy weekend here in Colorado.  I have been trying to get most of the outside house painted so I can concentrate on other projects but the weather is not cooperating lately.  Last weekend I was able to get some done but not all of it. 

We probably have about 4-6 inches of snow in our yard but a least it isn't sticking to the roads or our driveway.  So this weekend I decided to finish working on the powder room and start working on the kitchen island.

So my idea is to remove the trim, add beadboard and some corbels.  Once that is all done I will be painting the whole island white and antiquing it.  I am also redoing the cabinet bases.  The previous owners put new doors and drawer fronts on but only painted the bases.  The color did not match so I am getting some of that done this weekend.

Here is a before section of the cabinets.  Please ignore the bag inside.  I found it when I removed the drawers.  The kickboard is the same color as the doors.  It is hard to see the difference with this picture but the doors are more a reddish brown where the bases are a dark brown.

Here is a picture of the same area after I painted  and glazed it.

Now the bases match the kickboard.  I took another picture of the cabinet next to the drawer section.  Here you can see a existing panel on the right and the painting technique I used next to it.  I think that it matches pretty well.  Again please ignore my messy cabinets.

Now onto finishing the island and the bathroom.