The school year is finally over. Grades are in. Seniors are graduated. And I am free! Free to throw myself into housework once again.
My Summer Projects (yes, it does need to be capitalized) include finish painting the downstairs, rehab downstairs windows, removing/recovering plastic tiles in kitchen, painting kitchen, stripping and painting front door (hello Mr. Dip and Strip), stenciling dining room (still yet), stripping/painting/installing glass front cabinet in dining room, building desk for under glass front cabinet in dining room, and going on vacation and not thinking about the house for two weeks.
Who's taking bets as to what will get finished by August 15?
Don't be too quick to bet against me. It's only the second day of summer vacation and I've already stripped, primed, and painted the skylight window; primed and painted the back door, stained the terrace decking, and stained and installed a fan trellis for the climbing rose a friend gave me. Not bad for a day and a half.
And we have created a Facebook Fan Page. You should be able to see it on the right hand side. Hope I did that right. We also have a new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions about our renovations.
Now for the good stuff, pictures!
Don't mind the minimalist landscaping. I went with the "food or free" method of gardening. I only bought herbs and veggies and everything else was practically given to me by gracious and wonderful friends who were willing to share their own garden bounty.
Terrace after one coat of stain. I don't love the color, but I'll live with it.