A thousand pardons to those checking in, and mostly to myself, for not doing more on the house. BUT, it's being thought of. Constantly.
On the weekend, I got some sanding and painting of the hallway woodwork done. Some of it was so yellowed so it looks just stunning now. And as much as I didn't enjoy the dapping prep, I did a pretty good job! (someone has to say it...)
Some other cool ideas are in the works too. Dan is coming up with some price efficient clever ideas for the front outside of the house to minimize the squareness of everything that screams BC Box. It's my guess that the person who designed these things just really liked geometric shapes, ya think?
In the spring, I have dreams of painting the outside of the house, hand carving some stone out of concrete to cover the brick, and rearrange some of the front yard gardening abit. Nice stuff out there, but it's getting big and, like the house shape, planted squarish. Time to get some natural curvy lines going.
This reno business is incredibly contagious. Once one thing is nice, the ugly beside it just has to go. As the rooms get completed, it sure is fun setting them up, but that takes time too, finding just the right things you desire, and the budget to do it. But that just inspires me to be more creative with what I have and what I find.
Today during my morning walk, I yet again walked past this house that had some old furniture on their veranda. I finally stopped in today and asked if they were wanting to get rid of it. Foiled again. No.. she had plans to fix it up and bring it into her house and make some unique pieces out of it. Heh.. sounds awfully familiar there, doesn't it?
So, one day at a time. I did lay out some tile (no mortar on the back btw) on the downstairs entry floor on the weekend, but that's as far as it got. Perhaps I should NOT plan to do the tile so it gets done or something. Does reverse psychology work on oneself? I'll let you know.
Another week of work and then it's playtime on the house again. And (ahem), I'm NOT doing the entry way tile this Saturday. Nope, not gonna happen...