Whew! I didn’t necessarily intend to take a break for two weeks, but I suddenly realized that school was nearing for my kids and I wanted to make the most of the last bit of summer vacation. We had days full of snow cones, playing with our new dog, hiking up the canyon, and movies in the backyard. And while I did work on some projects, most have not been photographed much less edited and written up.
I do however have some progress to share with you today! We installed a new door and I painted it blue. Shane helped me one Saturday to install the door and we gave ourselves what we thought was a very generous 2 hour chunk of time. It took us ALL DAY. I sometimes forget that when you have an older home, that things are never as easy as it seems. But the door, the wall, and our marriage is still intact. PS the worst time to argue over a DIY project is on a Saturday when all your neighbors are home and your door is off….. :P
I painted the hallway door blue awhile back and shared my tips on painting doors. I will never use a brush again. Ever since I started using my paint sprayer there is no going back. It’s so much easier!
I also finally got the ceiling painted in the kitchen to match the dining room. I’ll have a tutorial on that later. I also added some color to my chalkboard by hand painting a turkish rug inspired pattern around it. More on that later too!