We recently rehabbed 2 outdoor lights for our garage. We had 2 carriage lights that were pretty in design, but not so much in color. Another rummage sale find. Using Rust-oleum's black hammered finish spray paint, they turned out looking great. The previous paint job was rough and uneven, so the hammered finish hid a lot of sin. I was surprised how cool the texture looked afterwards. Neat stuff.
Friday, October 18, 2013
As always, the order we do projects around the house sometimes surprises us. We had a pretty ugly laundry room. Yes, it was on the redo list, but a little further down the list. It started with us just getting real sick of looking at the floor in there. For some reason, half of the vinyl was torn out before we bought the house by the previous owners. And we had new flooring on hand in the garage, earmarked for this room. It was 4 boxes of nice wood laminate I found at a rummage sale last winter for real cheap, that I couldn't resist, for some unknown future project. When we bought this place, it was the perfect amount for this size of room.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
|In my sights|
Monday, October 7, 2013
Sunday, October 6, 2013
|Diogenes in cleaning cycle|
We compost now! We got a little kitchen scrap pail for the house and a barrel to make the compost outside. I am very excited.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Good things living here:
Great weather about 9 months of the year, Sept-May
Lots of neat state parks and rec areas
Interesting flora and fauna (well that could be a minus in some cases, looking at you wall snakes)
The Gulf and the Beaches
No state income tax
Lots of fun attractions to see
Always a coastal breeze
Cheese curds and good cheese in general
Ruby Red Squirt
Friends and Family
Cool state parks and rec areas
(I do admit, I miss snow a little bit. Like November/December snow, not March/April snow)
It has been a good first year for us here. We took a bigger risk than we normally would making a move like this, but so far it has been working out; good jobs and a fun project home to renovate. Florida might not be our forever home, but it is a good home for us now.