Yesterday, Beatrix got to spend all day at the Renaissance Festival with her friend Alexis:
Which meant that we got to get some projects done at Summit (as well as head to a tap room for awhile, where we excitingly cleaned our computer files...)
The back first floor windows and door had suffered some rot, which we recently had fixed. I used "Endure" paint to repaint them — we'll see if it really lasts as long as it says. Nevertheless, they look a million times better! (and I love the way this clearance mat from Ikea ties the inside and outside together.)
I also was given new blackberry bush, which I hope makes it in the raspberry/blackberry plot by the garage). Now all I need to do is find new hammock — my old one mysteriously broke one week while we were not here :(
Inside, I scored some new throw pillows (free from a BST board!):
But my favorite project is the "book nook" we created on the second floor landing. I got the fainting couch (cheap) and the pictures (free!) off a BST board; the table was an old one I rescued from a dumpster 20 years ago, and the lamp used to be in my grandparent's study on Carter Avenue. If I had not just finished my book last night, I would be curled up there reading right now!