Monday, July 22, 2013

Enter at your own risk

The weather hasn't been cooperating here in rural Indiana for any outdoor projects.  It has been so humid and around 90 degrees for the last week or so.  I would have lost 10 pounds via sweat just working outside.  Not that I couldn't use to lose a few....haha!

So, on with the entry!  I have been working diligently and basically neglecting all other housework.  So, my house is atrocious, but the entry is looking sweeeet!  I am really excited about how it is coming together, although there is a ton more to do! 

This morning I put the first coat of paint on the inside of our front door.  I have been obsessed with turquoise for as long as I can remember.  I like it to have some gray in it, so it isn't as bright.  The color is drizzle by Sherwin Williams.  Here's a pic...


Isn't it pretty?!  I looooorve it!  It makes me want to dance a happy dance in my entry, with which my children would look at me like I am crazy, and say, "Really, mom?  Totally not cool."  They are getting to that age.  Seems too early to me, but whatever.  But I do not care what they think.  Commence with happy dance! 
 
A second coat will go on the front door in about an hour and I have a second coat of white to put on all the trim and around the side lights on the front door.  I also need to paint the inside of the closet and decide what to do in it.  My handy dandy husband has not been around much, and he is my main helper for construction projects, so it is on hold. 
 
Here's a pic of what it looks like now...


It is a bit  blurry, sorry about that, but you get the idea.  I am hoping to improve my photography skills...it is a work in progress.  :) 
 
So, the inside of the closet is still an off white color that most of the downstairs is painted.  I wasn't sure what to do with the inside colors, so I waited,  but now I have decided to paint it the same gray/green color as the walls and add a stencil.  My hubby will add a bench seat and we will take out the bottom shelf and hanging rod at the top.  I am excited to see how it turns out.  Now if I could just keep my husband home for more than a few hours at a time, we could get to work! 
 
Updates to come....stay tuned for more!
 
 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Welcome to the Jungle

I have a jungle in my backyard.  The weeds are taking over.  Somebody save us! 

I don't know how it got this bad.  It seems that one day, it was a moderately weedy flower bed waiting for some TLC, and now, it is out of control.
 
Isn't it lovely?  You can see there are some actual plants that live there, but the scraggly stuff is
definitely getting in the way.
 

 
Our flower bed is also equipped with some beautiful wood pieces left over from our veggie garden last year. Totally hillbilly style. Oh yeah, we're awesome!

 
I began the weeding process yesterday, but with the 100% humidity didn't get very far!  Work in progress. 
 
I came back in the house to discover chocolate milk covering the majority of the kitchen.  (Which may or may not be a slight exaggeration)  My children had taken it upon themselves to "fix" a snack.  Never a good thing at our house. 
 
After all that was cleaned up, I decided against going back outside to finish the beds.  The kids totally needed some mom time.
 
Hopefully today I will get some jungle clearing done.  Pics to come!