My Met Monday post isn't very interesting this week, although we did get quite a bit done. We were supposed to leave on Saturday for Asheville, but we cancelled the trip because of my mother-in-law's health. Thank you to those who have sent messages and prayers. We were there on Saturday and she squeezed our hands and opened her eyes a little. She is still hanging on but we hope it isn't much longer. This is no life for her. Our prayer now is that she stay free from pain and fear. Yesterday, we put a fresh face on our hardwood floor. I didn't take a before picture, but between the little grandson's cars and all the furniture moving we have done lately, it needed a bit of a facelift. We used a glossy finish this time instead of the usual semi-gloss. I think we will be sorry very quickly as the glossy finish tends to show everything. It looks pretty today though. My husband also worked on the finishing touches of the bar in the kitchen (the pieces aren't up yet, but are stained).
Our other major project was removing the above storm door, and replacing it. We have been getting rid of all the brass in the house and this door had a brass handle and trim.
The new door has brushed nickel. This wasn't an easy project, I thought it would be. It took my husband several hours and finally both of us to put in the trim pieces that hold the glass in. The problem was with the instructions...they really didn't tell us much. I found a video online and then it was much easier. I now notice the brass hinges on the front door, hmm...another project?
Now, it matches this...
...and these. Once you start one of these mini-projects, it keeps expanding into the next project. We still hope to change the sliding patio door. We have always planned on putting in French Doors, but I'm not sure we have the room to swing the door open without hitting the table. The one thing I want to get rid of is the blind at the door, so if we replace it with another slider it will be more energy efficient and have built in blinds inside the glass. I do think that doing the little touches to keep your home up to date (or at least in the right decade) can not only make you happy to be there, it helps if you ever decide to sell your home.
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