I loved this house as soon as I saw it. Abutting a plant nursery, a converted barn- now a house- and tennis courts across the street.
The location was great but to quote my painter friend, "this house is sad."
Years of burning wood fires had left every surface dingy, dark and oily with soot. I wanted to make it warm, airy and cozy using creams, yellows, grays, whites with a few bright accents.
Freshly sanded floors, all new light fixtures, fresh paint, hardware, appliances... and some more important behind the scenes updates turned this house into a home.
Let me know what you think!
Commented on Jan 02, 2013
The kitchen floor was a pre-finished white oak and was that light yellow color. It looked very
prefab next to the fir floors everywhere else so I opted to stain it a dark gray. My house has quarter sawn white oak stained driftwood gray and they hide dust and scratches beautifully. This gray is a combo of black and white stain, 4 coats, and I believe as it wears out should look really nice.
I have trouble throwing away a live plant just because it is out of season and the same hold true for me and pumpkins. Like the poinsettia, the pumpkin causes me some anxiety at the end
of the season. It's food, yet not one that I like to eat, and it's still fresh ,so I can't justify throwing it out. So to ease my guilty conscience this is what I came up with this year.. Christmas Caroling Pumpkins. My husband thinks I'm insane, but I kind of like them. They just need some sheet music.
Commented on Dec 10, 2012
Amber, please do! The kids love them. I have a couple left to do and am going to use them on
the front walk for a party this weekend with a stand and some sheet music. Clearly milking every cent out of this year's pumpkin purchase :)