Monday, September 17, 2007

Oh my aching back.

Not cute, funny the things you don't notice after a little while.

This is our new pet Mantis, he set up in my brackets right on the front steps and hasn't moved.

I decided to tackle some projects that have been dragging on , although I do find it easier to do big areas in sections, over time, better on budget and my body, it is such physical work, my knees are killing me. The trim that our house had was so skimpy we knew we , I , would always replace it with 6" trim, I had left two walls without for at least year if not longer, so this weekend I finished the main floor baseboards, as well as the lower portion of my big living room windows, as well a fresh coat of paint to all the recesses that will make 4 coats total, but it looks really good now.

this is the after.

The header above the door I had already tackled , I never REALLY liked it , so I ripped it apart and re-built it , now it is better, awkward though as it is shoved up against one wall, not the best thing to start with.

So one more big section for the main floor those high windows, at their highest point they are 13 feet high, fun huh?


restyled home said...

I love the detail over your door!! I have always wanted transom windows above my doors, but I only have eight foot ceilings...bummer!!
You really know how to work the tools!!

Aimee said...

You are Wonderwoman! Wow - I wish I had your talents, then I wouldn't have to wait for my husband to have time. The mouldings look really great!

Shannon said...

wow, that's a lot of work. You go girl! It's looking great!

Stephanie said...

You have such a great eye for detail!
All of your handiwork makes such a difference in the impact of a room.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Wow, I am so impressed that you do these things yourself...

You rock!


Preppy Napkin said...

Just found your site. I love it. What an inspiration!