I can hardly believe May is already here....not only is it already here its already almost over. So I ask, "where's the warm weather?". We had a couple nice days this week but with that came awful storms and a crazy amount of rain. I know I told you all that landscaping was in our plans for this year and I am eager to jump in and get some plants planted, I just need the weather and my work schedule to finally cooperate so I can get things going. I am determined to get some life into the outside of our house this year!!
So what have we been up to this winter?......well not as much as we had hoped but we did manage to accomplish a couple of things I'm excited to share with you.
First, my husband painted the stairway, and upstairs hall.......I LOVE IT!! I can't believe we waited so long to get some paint on those walls.......it was a huge and drastic improvement to the flow and feel of our home. We used the same color paint we used in our entry ways, its called Jute and its made by Olympic paint. I was afraid it would make the hall really dark since there really isn't a lot of light in that area to begin with but it didn't. It really made it feel warm. Love it!
Speaking of sinks.....what about under the sink? In our kitchen that is usually where we keep our trash can so it is out of sight as well as some frequently used cleaners. Well every day or so taking the trash out and putting the can back in has made the finish on the bottom of the cabinet not look as nice as it once did when we bought the house. So I saw an idea on Pintrest one day I thought may make it look better and serve as an easy to clean alternative to the cabinet base. We found some inexpensive stick on tiles that matched our kitchen and installed them on the cabinet floor. It has been fantastic for keeping things nice, neat, easy to clean, and a little pretty too I guess.
Another small project in our kitchen was adding an additional storage rack to our pantry. You'll remember I mentioned we had installed one on the door a time back...it looked like this:
Well we just needed more space so we added another rack and it has made a world of difference. We have so much more space in our pantry when I can store more things on the door.
So I needed to test out our ideas with some not so permanent visuals that I could easily see and change in different ways to see what we liked and worked best in the room......
So once we had a pattern we really liked, which was actually harder to work out than we thought it would be, we bought the supplies and my husband went to work......
So here is a before picture of our dining room (this was taken last fall):
.........and this is what it looks like now!!........
Well thanks for visiting our blog and I hope all of you out there in the blog world are doing well. What have you all been up to this winter? I would love to see your projects as well. We have some more fun projects in our pipeline and hopefully we will get to them sooner than later.....until next time, take care.