Well, it’s that time of year again. Scott and I have a bunch of projects scheduled for the outside of the house. Work has already begun!
Anyway, I figured I’d follow up with a bunch of pictures. These show the different areas of the backyard at The House on High Street. In a few days, our backyard will look VERY different!
Gosh, I wish I had more time to write. I’m really behind with posts about The House on High Street. You’d think that Scott and I were just sitting around, changing diapers and eating Bon-Bons! But, we’ve still been quite busy with house projects.
Back in the fall, I sewed curtains for the kitchen. I’m still very new at sewing curtains, but I actually love the way these turned out.
(This is not a tutorial. This is a summary of a novice sewer making HUGE curtains, for the first time, and only messing up once.)
I finally finished my Lined Curtain Project. It only took me an entire summer. I worked at my own pace, and managed to enjoy it. In spite of the sore back, knees, and neck!
A lot is happening at The House on High Street. Well, more like, outside of the house. Scott and I have officially begun work in transforming our two acres of land.
I’ve always wanted an elegant, yet rustic kitchen. I know an elegant and rustic kitchen may sound a bit like an oxymoron. But, if you remember back to my first post, My Kitchen, My Gift, I’ve always wanted a kitchen that was elegant and pretty, but also rustic and warm. Thanks to Scott’s help (and talent), and a full day of work, he and I both hung faux beams on the ceiling, of the kitchen, at The House on High Street.
Thanks for your patience with this post. This is the second half of The House on High Street Home Renovation Tour. We continue with the second and third floor. (If you missed it, click here for Home Reno ~ Before & After, Part I.)
I’ve been wanting to put this Home Reno post together, for some time, now. Here are the (long-awaited) “BEFORE” and “AFTER” shots of The House on High Street. I’m going to do this in two parts. This post will focus on the first floor.
This will be short and sweet. Scott and I have so much to be thankful for, this year. We are hopefully moving in to The House on High Street on December 3rd, and so we are thankful to start 2015 all settled in our home. I haven’t been posting as much, lately, because we’ve been working on finishing all last minute details. (I’ll have a video of the Big Reveal, soon.)
Last week was super busy! Scott and I worked, together, at the house every day. The sunroom was dressed with trim and crown molding. The kitchen and master bedroom got countertops. And, yours truly (Scott and I) sanded trim before touch-up paint (which should occur this week).
On Saturday, Scott and I spent a full day fixing the trim at The House on High Street.
We realized after the house was painted that, although the walls looked outstanding, and the trim looked “good”, there was still a lot of room for improvement. The painters went over nails, and disregarded holes. They did a half-fast job in sanding, scraping, and/or smoothing out the wood. In many areas, the wood looked rough, most likely because the wood was never sanded, correctly.