Sunday, September 25, 2011

My Blue Door. Take Two.

It was about this time last year that I decided to paint the original front door blue. However with all the new construction that took place, the old front door ended up a little too small for the door frame, and rather drafty. We bought a new door (again about a year ago), and for some reason it has remained unpainted this whole time. That was until this weekend.....

After a month of visitors and minimal DIY, this weekend we had some time to get back to house projects. On the top of our list was paint the doors and windows before Winter arrived.

I got to work painting the front and back doors blue, Chris started painting the window frames white. The exterior is starting to look so much better than it did in the Spring. We plan on putting trim around the windows the same colour as the front door - thats on the list for next weekend!

The front door, as it has looked for about a year - note the plastic is still on the glass!

Back door prior to painting - note silly hand rail we had to install in order to meet 'code'.

Deep Royal paint - certainly looks brighter than the sample - hopefully it will be less bright once dry, otherwise we'll have one colourful house!

Finally - my blue front door!!

Lovely blue back door and a welly boot!

Chris painting the purple window frames white.

Chris using a razor blade to remove paint from window.

We have ordered a new garage door, so hopefully the plywood door, will be gone very soon!

My front door matches my French 332 sign!

White window frames!

Colourful Colorado

Autumn is here, and even if the weather doesn't reflect this (it was in the 70's today!) - the trees sure do! The colours are sensational right now. Just wanted to share a few views from our house.

Our back garden

View down Taylor Street

View of Minturn town

Lionshead Rock

Our house beneath the rock and golden mountain-side.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Shower Door and Ikea Adventure

The Kohler glass shower door arrived and Chris got straight to work installing it.

I did the caulking.

Turned out great - all we need now is the finishing trim for the edges of the shower, and to tile the step into the Master Bedroom - and we will have one room fully finished!!!!!! One down - 4 to go - ( the basement is a completely seperate count!!)

Prepping with tape before caulking.

Shower door installed!!! No more wet, soagy towels on the floor!

Whilst my mum was visiting, we made a trip to the new Ikea store in Denver - I was excited - Chris was not! So he stayed at home with Url.

As lack of storage is one of our biggest issues right now in the house - be it in the bedroom, bathroom or front entrance - I had my eyes peeled for anything that might work in any of the rooms. I found this little number - and think it works well. Unfortunately I couldn't make a decision on anything else - so this was our only big purchase of the day (we found plenty of little things in the marketplace - so cannot say our only purchase!).

The cabinet Mum and I got from Ikea. The colour goes perfectly with the other stained wood and mirrors!