Saturday, July 27, 2013

Our beautiful Rejuvenation Hardware light fixture. Now I just need a large circular oak dining table below it and I'll be set! Can't wait to order new front entry lights from there, just wish they were 1/2 the price. We're looking for a new entry door right now, and I haven't seen one that we're that crazy about, and we have 4 catalogs worth. Oh, well. Going back up on the roof today.....finally.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Instead of sanding the steps I decided to use denatured alcohol with steel wool to remove most of the old shellac, but not going too crazy. Two coats of amber shellac later and the steps look a lot better. There is some alligatoring going on, but I'm fine with it. I'll be putting a runner on anyway which will hide most of it. Ordered the new runner yesterday, and can't wait to install. I got all of my rug install tools at Harbour Freight which included a pneumatic stapler for only 18 bucks. I should really go there more often.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Slowly replacing all of the doorknobs w/backing hardware when I can find them. Sure wish I could find 6 more all at one time. For some reason the originals were replaced with shiny, brass plated doorknobs that just don't work very well. The picture below shows one of the originals in my house.
Finally installed our new arts & crafts roller shades from The Handwerk Shade Shop and I have no complaints. The detail shot shows how it is installed inside the track. Up until now, I had been installing my shades incorrectly with the shade rolling toward the inside of the window and not out. Hope that makes sense.