Anyway, I continued working on the entry of the house. Filling holes, priming, first coat of Kilz London White Hi-Gloss paint. Painting the ceiling tongue and groove boards (I think the primer is dry enough - considering I primed months ago! - I get sidetracked very easily!!!). I mixed up some of Phillips' home office wall color - Kilz Dipped Chocolate (oh so delicious!) with a bit of cream (same sheen, same formula) and a couple drops of black to come up with the upper wall color. I went to match it at Wally World, and come to find out, it's very, very close to a color called Caraway Seed. So there you have it. Caraway Seed. Kind of a dark taupe.
I'm not done yet. Still have to cut more trim boards. There will be one more layer of trim running on top of the 3" wide trim board. Trim out the window. Trim out the front door (inside) and the interior passage door. Cut baseboards. Install the flooring. Purchase a light fixture or ceiling fan - haven't decided yet. Install the plugs and light switches (I WON'T be doing that part! Me's afraid of electrical!!! I don't care how many how-to books I own!!!)
After I ran out of London White, I went outside and played around with some of the retaining wall cap stones.
These are just waiting for cutting and installation, but you get the idea. Still need to order the stone veneer for the wall, but I like where it's going. Way better than the booger-pond that was there when we bought the place. I really need to be scrapbooking this transformation, cause, somedays it feels like we aren't doing anything and then when I really look around, WOW! We've done a TON!!!
Can't wait to be onto the landscaping next year!!!!
OK. To continue my weekend finds story....
I didn't go to the antique fair, but I did go to a couple of yardsales.
A really cute cream platter and a real metal matchstick holder. I'm torn about the matchstick holder. Should I leave it vintage or repaint it?
Cool galvanized feeder/waterer??? Not exactly sure. But, the whole bucket-type cylinder comes off and it has a little dish on the inside. Not sure what I'll use it for, but I love me some galvanized.
I got the red cooler this weekend. Love the red color. May make a great porch planter. Got the green one a few months ago for a song! I think together I paid $10!
Ok. So, it's not like I need another lamp, but I can envision this one painted white with a cute little metal number hanging on the shade or something stenciled over it. What'd you do? The paint is gonna cost me more than the lamp!
DUCK!!! Yep. A carved wood duck. Not a duck collector or anything, but he just
called quacked out to me. $.50.
Oh, it was a good day of hunting. I got SO much more, but I think you're probably tired of reading today's post already....So, I'll post more tomorrow...
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