Weekend Full of DIY Projects

We were busy around here over the weekend tackling and completing several in progress and new projects…

Trent installed our new storm door: 

Loving it.  Next I want repaint the front door (it’s in desperate need of fresh paint after 8 years), remove the kickplate (it’s also seen better days and not as visible now anyhow), replace the knocker (again, looking rough, but I love the general look and it’s built-in viewer so I’m searching to see if I can locate an exact replacement) and find a new door mat (talk about seeing better days – yikes!).  I suppose it’s time to part with our final Halloween pumpkin too…. hmmm …

Trent also finished replacing the second of two not so attractive light fixtures in our upstairs hall that were builder installed with a much nicer aged bronze model that matches other fixtures we’ve added over the years:

In the guest/computer/art room (maybe I should just start calling it our “multipurpose room” ?), I took down the large antelope print: 

Love it, but didn’t love it in that location.  The large frame and a beach print once looked great when over the headboard of our then “guestroom only” room a few years ago, but was always a bit out of place once I rearranged the furniture before Dylan’s birth.

I used a giftcard from Christmas along with a sale + extra 25% coupon and bought these frames at Michaels last Friday:

Paired them with my own photographs from our beach trip in September (cropped and enhanced with Little Perk Action from The CoffeeShop Blog – click on images to see larger):

The result – an entirely new look and no money out of pocket:

Finally, I finished painting our kitchen!  Yes, the same painting that I started in early December.  I had hoped to finish before Christmas, but quickly realized that I didn’t have the time and put it off.  This weekend, I tackled it.  All that is left is to finish recaulking the counter tops which I hope to complete later this week.

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