I’ve got a baby napping and cookies baking in the oven. It’s Sunday afternoon… the perfect day to relax… we have snow flurrying outside our window without much accumulation and some tulips sitting on our kitchen table. I took down any decorations that reminded me a winter yesterday because I couldn’t stand the thought of it not being spring yet (winter in New England lasts about three months too long in my opinion). As I sit at the kitchen table typing I am looking at this chair (below). A friend from church gave it to me to use in Drew’s big boy room. I’m going to do his room in pink. Just kidding. I am going to try out a painting upholstery tutorial I found on Pinterest. I’ll be sure to let you know if it goes well… or if I fail miserably. But it is a gorgeous Hitchcock chair that is surprisingly comfortable… Tell me, what would YOU do with it if it was in your home (I already have a plan for his room)?
Remember when I showed you our master bedroom floor progress? The floors were almost entirely laid but no sanding or staining had occurred yet. And then we had yesterday with zero plans (don’t you love Saturdays like that?). Drew and I hung out with my mom and sister on Friday afternoon so AJ could finish nailing the last few boards into the master and then yesterday we put the layer of stain down after AJ spent Saturday morning sanding the entire floor.
But because I’m just about passing out at this before and in progress (the floors are still tacky, so no polyurethane has been used yet) I need to show you the photo you’ve seen a million times already.
Okay, now that you’ve had time to drink in that creepiness let me show you what it looks like now:
Those are our trim boards balanced on the rafters.
We used the Mixwax stain Jacobean; we previously used it when we flipped a house in Lynn and loved it. It’s definitely dark, it’s the stain a smidge lighter than Mixwax’s darkest, Ebony, but we love it with the light walls and crisp white trim.
We haven’t finished staining the hallway yet.
Here’s the reason why… I just blame everything on pregnancy… we need to not walk on it for about four hours and throughout the night I am up every hour to every two hours now (oh the joys of the last couple of months!). We’ll probably try to do it tomorrow morning and then leave the house. You can see where we cut in yesterday; note the contrast of the light natural wood and the dark wood (right by the marble threshold going into the bathroom).
What were your experiences being domestic or handy this weekend? Was it something big or was it something as delicious as trying out a new recipe?