I have also been working on things around our home. I made a four page list of projects that I would like to get done so we can sit back and enjoy our labor before we sell and move on. Painting, removing dated fixtures, and updating. I've been perusing kitchen appliances and wondering what I should do to this kitchen to make it more appealing and easier to sell when we do. White appliances are not cool.
Today I'm working on the kitchen, finishing the paint job.
I'm a planner around the house, I enjoy setting goals and completion dates around big events and go for it. For my 31st birthday I set a goal of revamping our outdoor furniture. So I redid the iron deck furniture via a few cans (10 to be exact) of spray paint, and some sanding/staining for a pair of old benches that came with the house.
I used the furniture to help seat 23 folks that came over for a Pasta Margherita Birthday Celebration. So blessed. The benches now reside on the front porch, which will soon get a fresh coat of paint. Charleston Green for the shutters and window boxes, Pompeii Red for the front door (and the shed out back!).
I'll will posting updates here, even though the site isn't completed.. I've missed it a lot and have a lot to write about! When complete all posts will be moved over to the new domain and a link will direct you to it.
This weekend we're hosting another party, one for David's employees- to thank them for all the hard work they've done. We also have a family photo shoot that I'm especially excited about, this will be our first one since Twin Hearts did our Maternity Photos.
This guy and his friends were all rusted out. I picked the crew up at least five years ago at J and J Flea Market. They needed painting then, but had to get in line. I went from black to a rubbed bronze. I use Krylon brushed metallic oil rubbed bronze, you'll read a lot about this finish in the coming months.
This table was gold and was a hand me down from a friend, she stood in nicely until we bought a hefty wood coffee table and then moved out to the deck where she works well with the other iron furniture
The former home owners left a lot of junk for us when they moved, It's my job to weed it out or make it our own junk. I sanded two and stained them, now they reside on our narrow front porch waiting patiently for more useful decor friends to arrive. They are the first step to making the front of our home more welcoming.
Dluv and David prep dinner for over 20 people. I live for dinner parties, it made sense to give thanks with friends on my 31st, and first without mom.
Our family. You can see the color I chose for the formerly beige iron chairs, I went with a blue (to your R). Which is strikingly similar to some old chairs (to your L) that were my parents when they first got married. Those guys are in line for a sanding and painting as well. We keep them in the attic for times like this, but they need to be preserved, as I cherish them as heirlooms.
and one to grow on..
She's sitting up a little, gaining lots of rolls, and melting our hearts on a daily basis.