Thursday, July 18, 2013

growing, painting and putting down roots-


my how time flies when you are in diy mode.  just to make an excuse for not being in the studio catch up a bit i'll fill you in on what i've been up to over the past two weeks.  i've painted two bedrooms (one the palest, airiest blue and the other the darkest navy black), refinished our old kitchen table which my mom generously gifted back to us, raised the garden fence from 4 ft to 7 ft high to keep out the deer, purchased a rug that matches my two sweet dogs, started the not-so-fun-but-the-price-is-right project of painting the oak kitchen cabinets the same black as the bedroom (benjamin moore aura matte paint in 'soot'...love.love.love.) and started to harvest the 1st bit of produce from our new garden.  there are peas, beans, chard, kale, arugula and lots of tomatoes filling the one bed we managed to clear and i planted two types of winter squash in the other bed which i am weeding bit by bit.  the heat is almost unbearable and so i have been trying to get out there a little in the morning but even at 8am the humidity is oppressive.  we are trying to do a lot with a little and so we are working like crazy but the kitchen will be our stopping point. all work and no play is no fun so we have also managed to do some exploring in our new/old town, do some stargazing in our backyard, visited evanston, enjoyed the beach and brought friends back to michigan to stay with us.  it's turning out to be a productive and busy summer and i am just way too tired to mess with capitals letters.  more soon...

3 comments:

marymccloskey said...

Wow, it looks great! You have way more energy than I do. Let me know how the kitchen cabinets turn out. I'm thinking seriously of spray painting mine soon. Hope you have some ice cream sundaes planned after all that work.

tangled sky studio said...

oooh..we did s'mores after grilling salmon the other night but make your own sundaes sound like a perfect weekend treat. i've painted one set of cabinets before and they held up great for the five years i lived with them...this time i have to do the inside which takes more time and patience...

artslice said...

You are amazing and talented taking on all that diy! I'll bet the kitchen looks great. Could you share a photo when you're done? I'd love to see the color you chose. Now you're inspiring me to finish painting the bathroom :)