This weekend, my friend, neighbor, and brave ladder climber, Robyn, took a break from painting her own home to give us a hand with some of our painting. An old hand at painting three-story farmhouses, Robyn has no qualms about going up the ol' wooden ladder and extending our reach that much further. With her… Continue reading It takes a village
I forgot to post last week that we finally finished painting the living room. Well.... There are a few spots to touch up on the walls here and there, and the doors still need to be painted one color or the other, but there's nothing left that will take much time or paint. Here's the… Continue reading Catching up
We're now the proud owners of a front entry we can use! To back track a little.... Yesterday, Norris and Rod completed the retaining wall. They put a piece of filter cloth along the inside of the wall (shown below draped over the wall, but you can't see it now). This cloth allows runoff water… Continue reading Welcome
Rod and Norris, part of the Northwoods Excavation team, are building a retaining wall to the north side of the front door so that we can bring up the grade and put in some reasonable, stone front steps: This process should take about a week a day-and-a-half (according to Norris). More pictures to come....
Even though the sun was shining yesterday and we could have been painting outside, we had an itch to paint the living room. We chose a light yellow color, with a hint of tan/brown in it. Here are a couple views: Michael picked up a handy edging gadget at the paint store this weekend and,… Continue reading Mellow yellow
We thought it might rain yesterday, so we decided to do some interior painting. Of course, it didn't rain, but it was still satisfying to get some actual color on the walls to cover the primer. Yesterday, we attacked the entry way and stairway - two areas that we'd never painted since we bought the… Continue reading Inside job