Monday, June 27, 2011

Before and After

This post was the result of the last week's projects.  I was going to post a few pictures on Facebook with before and after shots of a few projects going on around here and then stopped myself and said, "Wait....this would make a good blog post!  Why use it up on Facebook?  The thousands, hundreds, tens of people who regularly read my blog deserve this more!"  Sorry Facebook friends but you had to come here to experience the latest transformations around the farmhouse.  I will probably post way too many pictures on FB soon enough and you will be able to see more than you ever wanted, but thanks for stopping by the blog!

You may have gathered that the weather around here has not been "ideal" during the month of June.  If you did not know that, then let me be the first to inform you, it has been lousy!  As for me, I have not minded... much, I am not in the 100+ degree Houston summer weather and that is awesome in my book!  One thing about the dreary weather around here is that you must find ways to entertain yourself, or you will go crazy, or develop a serious drinking problem. 

On with the projects!
The stairs.....
Oh, stop...they aren't that bad!  Well, maybe they are!  But they are coming out....some day.
After a few days, months, years of looking at these ugly stairs I decided, one dreary day, to do something.  What the heck?  I can't ruin them, right?!   So I found some Flexrock paint/texture I used to cover up some ugly wallpaper in a bathroom one year and thought....hmmmm, maybe it would cover up ugly stairs too.  Could not ruin them, right?  You be the judge.
After!  Good way to spend a day and a half!  It worked!


My peonies have been teasing me all month!  Those buds have been getting bigger, and Bigger and BIGGER, but no flowers....


Before.... almost there!

AFTER...Three peonies from the garden today! 


We built a sun room this year, but we have not had much sun.  I told our builder that next year I'm building.... a mudroom!  Still, there has been the odd sunny day and when I sit in the sun room, this has been my view.
Before......view?


I thought, one dreary day, "I know someone who can do something about those bushes in the way of my view!"  All it took was a phone call and a few days and my view has improved significantly!  I must include a few pictures of the process though!  Indulge me...
First you need an excavator!


Then you need someone who knows how to work an excavator.  Not me!



After....much better!



There is only one thing that would make this post better.  What's that you ask?  It would be a picture of an amazing sunset, taken from my sun room with it's new view!  If you insist.....




Through the screen window, it's going down....

AFTER, yes same camera, same sunset, amazing!  Pink sky at night....sailor's (and I) delight!




















6 comments:

Mary said...

I have also been up to my neck in projects. John and I are downsizing to a 2 bedroom apt.!! I have been busy rehabbing it for our big move in a couple of weeks. Your stairs look great!

TJ said...

Love the steps!

And the flowers.

TIMMYTHEROBOT said...

the stairs look A LOT better

Levonne said...

I love Nova Scotia! Music!!! Where is/was your southern home? I'm married to a Canadian and from North Carolina. Living on the Central Coast of California right now. Love your stair work and your farmhouse.

Lisa said...

Levonne, I love Nova Scotia too! We now live in Houston, TX, except for the 2 or 3 (if I'm lucky) months I spend here at the farmhouse. Thanks for reading, and thanks everyone for the positive votes for the stairs, yes, they are soooo much better!

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