Author Archive | Diane

Tulips 2018 BlueHouseonMain

Tiptoe thru the Tulips

It is coming up on five years since we bought the Blue House on Main. It is amazing how time flies. We closed on the house purchase at the end of April 2014. The landscape was so overgrown that it wasn’t until 2015 that I discovered the tulips. As of today, they haven’t started blooming […]

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Color of the Year

You’ve probably heard the buzz on the Pantone Color of the Year. Well, here’s why I am so ahead of the curve! CORAL! I painted my back door in May 2018. Way before Pantone even picked it! 😉

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Garden Gate 2018

You see, I have this rose growing in my side yard. It’s hardly a bush—it’s growing mostly in shade, so it doesn’t look very good in rose bush terms, but it still blooms. And I can see it from my living room window. It grows in long canes, searching for sunlight. So, I thought if […]

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Making wood window screens

What goes into making a custom vintage-style window screen… All the windows on the second story are vertical casement windows that open inward. Most of them were without screens.  Having new ones custom made would be cost prohibitive, so I decided to make some more myself. The biggest challenge was figuring out how to do […]

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New vinyl plank flooring

The other things I did last year

Slideshow — Wait for it… I just realized I haven’t written since October! Well, I did make a list of all my accomplishments, but I never got around to writing about them—so here goes! I installed a white vinyl, arched arbor over the front walkway. It looks pretty cute. I’m hoping to get some climbing […]

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The Truth Comes Out

The truth is…while I like cottage style, shabby-chic interiors, I am not going to paint everything white! I love my kitchen with its white shaker cabinets, but I also love my vintage wood, mostly oak, furniture, some of it with its original finish. And while I’m at it, I’ll admit, truthfully, that I’m not ever […]

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