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. 


  1. Oh Jody! I don't know how you do it! You are amazing with all you are getting done especially despite the weather you've had. Are you still working 6 days a week as well? I agree, the colours you have chosen for the exterior of your home coordinate much better with the roof and look great! Hope you can take a break soon!

    1. The hubby decided that we should be closed on Saturday and Sunday now as he as realized that life is too short. After working 6 days a week for 5 1/2 years it feels great to have two days off in a row. But of course he is wanting to go back to the 6 days around the end of the year for the holidays. It is funny that when he decided to do this the weather has been bad on the weekends. What I really need is a week vacation so I can get all the little projects done so I can concentrate on the yard.