Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Painting Palette

My next focus at Old Farm will be prepping the last two rooms left to be painted downstairs by Bill. The above and below rooms have palettes similar to what I want to use in the master bedroom; blue, linen, white and perhaps gray. I may keep the current gray ceiling beams, or paint them a medium shade of blue.

Shades of gray are always lovely with blue and/or white I think.

The living room will be all Benjamin Moore White (except the wooden ceiling) including the fireplace wall & bricks, trim and floor boards, with the plaster walls Linen White. Wood and whites; a nice inspiration...images via Pinterest.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Taking Down Trees

Most of this vacation was spent taking down seven prickly trees (some 50 years old) and pruning many more which was turned to mulch with a rented chipper the next day...installing all new fire alarms, cedar shakes over an old peak vent, and a second kitchen track light...reclaiming two raised garden beds for vegetables and flowers...planting a standard Pee Gee Hydrangea and three Albion Ridge(large white) Rhododendrons...securely installing three of Bill's sculptures...

and replacing a basement and garage side door on our last day.

We reused the old hinges (hammered out) and found wood here to add to the new basement  doors which cost $42.00 to build of 1" X 6" pine wainscoting. They will be painted Zuider Zee Blue next Spring.