getting house painted while on vacation and at last minute before leaving, i realized we don’t have any good “before” pictures! no time to get all 4 sides.
our 100 year old stucco has needed paiting and repairs for 10 years and for past five Kris has waited as I said “oh I’ll do it next summer” while prioritizing building a sauna, chicken coop and treehouse movie theater.
so now kris made it a priority to get someone else is painting the house which is probably for the best anyway 🙂
now we’re under the gun to pick a color, have looked at dozens of samples on the house AND NOW IT’S THE VERY LAST DAY TO MAKE A DECISION!
decisions were decided but we went with a tricky blue and we’re still not 100% sure it’s the “right” blue!
for nine years, replacing this window in the kitchen of our hundred year old house has been the “first domino” that triggers a series of projects leading to a complete remodel of much of the first floor of our home. today, it’s getting replaced which is awesome but my project list is going to get a lot longer. quickly.
we’re putting it with a new, shorter, much less drafty window that will allow us to move the kitchen sink under it. and moving the kitchen sink will make it possible to take out the wall between the kitchen and dining room ( hopefully it’s not a load bearing wall! ) which will lead to a new, larger open kitchen/dining space with an island. and lots of painting.
when the phone rings, it delivers a satisfyingly old school BBBBBBRRIIIIINNNNGGG! BBBBBRRRRIIIIIIINNNNGGGG!
the only problem is you can’t dial out because our phone company upgraded the phone tubes and no longer supports “pulse” dialing, so i need to get one of those pulse to tone converters.
we have a similar model from my grandparents home in maine, but it doesn’t ring so it needs some restoration work.
is before halloween too soon to turn on christmas lights?
our 3 year old neighbor asked in july “sir, why do you still have your christmas lights up?”
me: “because I can.” ( of course we don’t leave them on all year round. and normally we do take them down but, well…procrastination. )
90% of the wood in our 100 year old house has been painted over the years. for whatever reason the dining room was left untouched. we’ve contemplated stripping and refinishing all the trim in the house to make it brighter but it’s just too daunting of a task.
it feels so wrong to paint over the 100 year old wood, but it must be done.