Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Some projects finished

We've started and stalled on some projects. Mainly due to time. It's been a busy summer, and it's just busy with two littles.

But, we've managed to finish three big projects at the beginning of the month!

First, we glass tiled our fireplace. It was brown painted brick before, and just kind of blah. We hadn't finished wiping the grout dust off in this picture. The glass tiles are kind of bronze and glimmery. The ceramic tiles are a bronzey-red. Bob did most of this. I was not much help, though I did try.
Project #2 (I did this one all by myself!)
This is a 58-year-old pew that my grandparents gave me. It was a light wood with a clear gloss on it. It's 8 feet long. I sanded, and sanded, and sanded that sucker. Stained it. Re-sanded and re-stained, and finally was able to put several coats of polyurethane on it. It's gleaming and looks great under our big picture window. It's been a long time since I've refinished anything and I'd forgotten the time commitment. It was worth it. Now, it looks even nicer, thanks to throw pillows I got for my birthday from my parents and grandparents.
Project #3 - Kitchen's pretty much done. I need more pictures. Our kitchen is very close to complete. Bob extended the back countertop to make it an island. He also tiled it. I can't find the pictures. He also painted all our other countertops. They were in good condition, we just didn't like the color. We found some countertop paint and we're really happy with the result. It's modern and IKEA-esque, which is our current style.

So, that's an update on three projects. This week we're having a housewarming party/HouseParty party to celebrate. I signed up for House Party and we were selected to host a Kleenex party. Pretty cool. I know our style aesthetic is more funky than most, but we're still excited to show off all of our hard work!


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