At 5:30am when AJ got the call about school being cancelled there was a definite groan because its only January and he’s already had three snow days… here’s to teaching kids straight into July! I hate to say I was glad for his misfortune… but that did mean that he made some fabulous progress on the wainscoting in the kitchen! He had a great vision for what he wanted it to look like and mapped it out on the wall… you can’t really tell in the photos but there are penciled in lines all over our kitchen walls for what it’ll look like.
We’ll go all the way around the kitchen and have the molding around the windows match… although we are waiting for slightly better weather to replace the windows since they will have to remove the entire frame and window and the house will be literally freezing if we do it now.
Sometime in the next few weeks I’m going to sand the kitchen table and the legs of the chairs and stain them a darker shade of the floor (we’ll do the table in Jacobean stain) but that’ll have to wait because I’m working on recovering chairs in the living room now… with much needed help from my mom. (see photo of gross looking, but very comfy, green chairs… I’m having a hard time uploading my photo of the slipcover I’m working on).