29 June 2014

Summer ~ Days No. 24, 25, 26

Behold: a light suited to it's space.


This week we hung a light (many thanks to Ben) and a mirror and painted some picture frames and then hung them up.  One was a success, the other, well, middling--so we'll have to find something else for that particular space.

Some flower beds were also cleared out.  I think I need to buy some more petunias.  Who can have enough?

24 June 2014

Summer ~ Days No. 18 & 19 & 22

Blue.  Sky, maybe.


Thursday I painted a bookshelf and took care of my flower beds a little bit.  Now I just need plants to buy for my flower beds.  Maybe some climbing roses?  And maybe not.

Friday we painted walls.

(Saturday I was at a family thing.  And Sunday was a day of rest.  Where I tried to take a nap, and the kids fought over monopoly.)

Monday.  I did nothing.  I kind of cleaned.  I took another nap because I stayed up too late last week.  And I did nothing.

Somedays are like that.

Yes, they are.

18 June 2014

Summer ~ Day No. 16 & 17

(No pictures today, folks.)

Put furniture wax on a nightstand I've been refinishing.  It's almost done.

Sanded down the inside of the front door.  It's ready for paint.

Painted the ceiling over the stairs and the landing.  It's good.





But my house is still a mess.

17 June 2014

Summer ~ Day No. 15



I know this picture is a little grainy but what can you say? Instagram on an iphone and a dark room.  Still this was the magnum opus of yesterday.  Turning the bed sideways, hanging up the canopy, and attaching some tiny LED lights on a string.  They are kind of adorable, if I do say so myself.  


In other news we craigslisted (I know that's not really a verb) our crib...

 and two box springs...


And that's that. No more crib, no more box springs.

Summer ~ Day No. 11 & 12 & 13




This is an intimidating picture of a dresser.  On day eleven of this lovely summer I assembled this dresser.  And partially disassembled a bunk bed my sister and I had previously put together.  (I am not doing this alone, oh no.  I have bribed someone to help me with my insanity.)  Ben was out of town for a few days so I took this time to dig into the boys room to (say it with me) get things done.  So my sister and I (dis-), assembled, and stained.  And painted a bedroom as well.  At least this is how memory is recorded of the event.  

Friday, also known as the next day of summer, included putting a finishing coat on the dresser and the partially finished bunk bed.  Several finishing coats as it were.  And painting the ceiling in the bedroom. 





But Saturday, the thirteenth day of Summer, was the big day.  The day Ben came home Unexpectedly Early to a house that had sort of fallen by the wayside, but by golly, a new dresser in place AND (this is the exciting part) a bunk bed that my sister and I had trimmed down just a tad to fit into the space meant for it in the boys' room.  This included the use of a miter saw and some drills and, I'll be frank with you, several prayers that the dollars spent and the work of the previous few days wasn't going to be in vain.

Let us rejoice together, it was not.  Everything worked out lovely and we started to put the boys room back together, the living room invasion by cribs and box springs not withstanding.

It should be noted I am still putting things back together, and the boys room is a mess.  But that is between them and their legos.  It has nothing to do with the fact that I have not put their clothes in their new dresser.  Nothing at all.