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Showing posts from July, 2016

From Gold to Espresso

I'm all pumped up after vacation to get some projects started and done! The city house has needed some freshening up - Y'all! we've been in this house 23 years as of the 23rd. Where has time gone? Anyway, the last major refresh was over ten years ago. We have lots to do. :-) The hall bath was first on my list to tackle. Lots of golden oak cabinetry in this house but it's really good quality. I shared my ideas for it in this post - I'm happy to report, I sanded and stained the cabinets this past week. It really wasn't too bad of a job. The old finish was pretty worn so most sanded off easily. It looked much better after one coat. I couldn't wait to get the second coat on! The second coat really darkened the color. I'm loving it! I used Minwax Polyshades in Espresso. I like having the poly with the stain! One less coat to put on.  So that's one major project done. Here's a side by side before and after picture: Yay! No more s

Boston and Beyond - The End

The Final Days or The End (You can read about part 1 and part 2 if you missed them) After the Seuss Sculptures, we headed to Stockbridge and the Norman Rockwell museum. I loved it! He is one of my all time favorite artists/illustrators. Loved all the Saturday Evening Post Illustrations...this one is too cute! Bruce, me, Susan, and Kevin resting after touring the museum We even got to see his fabulous studio where you can bet I was taking pictures and making mental notes on what I needed to copy for mine! Love the windows and all the light  Stockbridge is also picturesque and quite quaint.  We ended our day in a close-by town with a yummy supper and then headed to our hotel. Next morning we split into two groups - one group went to Newport and did the Cliff Walk, found the Pez museum and an alien abduction site (only you, Mark) while the other one (the one we were in) headed to Dennis Port and the beach.  We got there around lunch, went and