Happy Monday! This weekend Brian and I were busy tackling our “must-finish” list – our list of projects that we started at some point and never quite finished. The biggest one has involved painting all the stained wood in our house.
If you remember, I mentioned the other week that I was in the process of painting all the doors in our hallway. Goodbye stain, hello bright white paint. Thankfully we are finally done. And boy, what a difference it makes:
This was the previous view:
The brass door hardware was replaced with oil rubbed bronze:
The stained doors ended up needing more paint than we had anticipated so the project took a while. We did 2 coats of primer followed by three coats of bright white semi-gloss. I like to use a multi-purpose roller (opposed to a foam one) for the flat parts of the door and then a paint brush to get into the recesses.
While I was busy working on the hall, I also gave the entryway a quick makeover. When I originally ripped up the carpet that ran the length of the hallway I stopped at the entryway stairs. Not sure why. I think I just ran out of steam! Anyway, that was finally rectified this weekend and the carpet was replaced with a runner ($19 at Target!).
Right now the runner is secured with double-sided carpet tape. You can see that the hardwood is in pretty bad shape, so until we get all the floors refinished I didn’t see the point in adding more staples. Especially since I had just spent 4 hours removing staples and tacks from that very spot!
Over the weekend we also assembled the baby’s crib! The nursery is slowly coming together. VERY slowly coming together.
That’s it for what we’ve been up to. Are you working on any projects right now?