red sox this weekend. RED SOX!
red sox this weekend. RED SOX!
love our ‘hood.
so does he.
so our electrician came by and hung the two new pendants in place of the terrible track. it required two new holes in order to get them centered over the peninsula.
check out the cool shadows they throw at night..
first things first: we have a walker. he’s not really walking, but he is consistently taking a few steps at a time with his arms out mummy/zombie style – completely, utterly adorable and exciting. dane is always standing and walking along couches, coffee tables, peoples legs… he is happiest on his feet these days.
but when he really wants to get from point a to point b, his preferred mode of transportation is definitely the speed-crawl.
and if you take your eye off of him for one second, he is eating or destroying something. but he is SO much fun.
and we can’t wait for our visitors!
after 6 months of slowly putting this room together piece by piece, i am more than ready to call it a day and focus on the million other things on our home improvement list.
in somewhat chronological order, here is what went into our dining room design. a recap if you will:
then there is this wall that is begging for art (?) floating shelves (?). something.
this will be the second to last post before i declare the dining room “done for now”! the final project in this room was installing (applying? adhering?) these decorative molding panels.
we wanted to add some sort of texture below the chair rail. i considered wainscoting and board & batten, but decided on these panels because they seemed like they would be the easiest. and thankfully they were pretty easy.
lowes sells these pre-formed, polyurethane panels in a few sizes (fyi – home depot does not carry these… at least not the one in our neighborhood). 13 of these did the trick:
EverTrue 1-7/8’L Paint Grade Plastic Panel
first, mike measured and marked up the walls with pencil lines where each shape would go.
i was the taper. my one job was to tape the rectangle in place after mike covered the back with wood glue and held it to his marks. then he shot 8-10 nails in each one with his manly (borrowed) power-tool.
he did half saturday and half sunday. they add so much to the room. i’m totally loving them.
there are still some finishing touches needed – like a little spackle-type stuff to hide the nails and a little touch-up paint where some of the glue is showing (both only noticeable if you get up really close).
i will be back in my next post with some “final for now” dining room shots and my favorite – the before & afters!
i’m not over it yet. i’m still not ready to let go of my fake mini-tree.
this is happening:
yes, sunday dane and i made a run to the dollar store and two dollars later, decked the halls with balls of shamrocks. don’t let the surname fool you, we are irish.
these three narrow mirrors were given to us by mike’s parents when they moved. i knew i could find a place for them, so they have been sitting around since the spring.
we hung them off-centered like this because we have an old hutch living in the basement that we will be refurbishing and putting on the other side of the wall hopefully in this lifetime.. its also nice to see the mirrors when you look through from the tv room & kitchen..
i have the sunday night blues. the patriots won, the baby is sleeping like an angel, i barely left the house all weekend, but i am craving just one more day of down time – unadulterated, do what i want, baby, house work, bulldog, stay in my sweats, winter weekend family time… i think i am a full blown home-body.
dane’s 3 solids a day schedule is underway. much to my delight, he will eat almost any finger food i put in front of him. while he rejects pureed peas, he gobbles down real peas. finger foods have been a lot of fun.
its 9:15… bed time. hoping this week’s project will be wallpapering the music room!