Monday, July 21, 2014

Small upgrades... make big differences

The house is under going massive face lifts! With Sean's new job; he has been traveling a lot. Which has left me with a lot of time to work on the house. I have been walking through the house for a couple of years now wanted to make a some changes. 
First up was the front entrance. It has been very dark and gloomy. When the past owners painted the house they didn't cover anything up, so over spray was EVERYWHERE. I painted the brown and the doors. I am pretty happy with how it turned out. 

Second up was the fence! I have wanted a fence forever, but as you know fences are ridiculously expensive. It has taken a few years to be able to afford one. 

The door down the hall were never finished. I had been terrified of finishing them, however it went really well. Two coats later the doors were done! Re-hanging them was horrific without Sean, but mom and I got it done. Love the new hall.

My great Aunt gave me the hutch. It was in horrible shape. It had been white, then green, then someone had decided it should look like wood again. Why people? why? We painted it red! I am in love with it. 

The front of the house has these four windows that show into the garage. They have been a mess for years. Over the past couple month I have been working up to them. I am appalled at my self sometimes for my ability to make a project so much more complicated than it is. I got this done in under an hour. 


  1. You've certainly made a huge difference. I love the improvements..... especially the blue doors and the fence!
    Well done. It was worth the effort involved.
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

  2. Wowser!! I'm super impressed and even more so that you were the foreman on all these projects! LOVE the front door! Great job.

  3. Thanks Jayna! We did hire the fence out, but the rest was all me! and some heavy lifting from my mom,