Porch Refreshed

The porch has a fresh coat of paint and has been lifted back up to life. Gone is the old green and new is our beautiful Caribbean crush blue. The furniture has been rearranged to better define our living places. HGTV is welcome anytime.

Repositioning the furniture and inserting a new rug brightens and warms at the same time!
Along with that a fresh coat of glazed pear makes the room look brand new.
The table has been moved to its own “dining” area.

Stay tuned…Mr. Contractor is due back soon!


Color is Everything

We were advised to use stain instead of paint on the fence. We found some stain that allows colorization – yipee!

Now it’s ready for the final color.

We spent about three full days painting this structure.

We’re biased but we love it.



Progress is slow but sure. One more full work day and this fence should be completed.

Next question: stain or paint?


More Improvements?

Yep. Never ending.

Time to get a fence in the front. Remember, we used to have hedges in front and liked a barrier between us and the street. So, we’re excited to have the fence installation begin. Should be completed by the end of the week.

More to come.


Always Improving

We wanted to jazz up the front entry so Miriam pulled out some paint and has started adding some accents to the woodwork and dental work.

Detail work like this takes patience and concentration.

We’ll be back again after the final coats are in place.


Can’t Help Myself

Even though there’s a couple more things to do I just can’t help taking pics of the new look of our little house.

It’s already rained today and will some this evening as a cold front moves through. Thank goodness for this joy of color to keep the future grey days of winter in check.

I make no apologies for sliding a doggie into this post.

Our older girl Sydney is still alert! That’s what we like to see!

Until next time…ciao.

Weather Delay

Today’s weather is delaying the final completion of our bungalow but another picture is always a “pick-me-up”!