Source Flickr: B&W Old Screen Door
Nothing makes you feel as adult as home improvement projects do. Growing up, it seemed that there was always a project going on. I grew up in a small town in a huge 3-story 1800's house. (It was absolutely wonderful and it's still gorgeous, just another family lives there now.) My parents were always remodeling, especially during the summer when schedules were non-existent. I remember an entire summer when our kitchen was being overhauled. My mom cooked all of our meals in the bathroom...on the counter in an electric skillet. Go, mom!
We're not doing anything major around here. Just some painting, new wood flooring in the living room, rearranging furniture, and a new screen door for the back door. I've always wanted a screen door. You know, the kind your grandma had that slammed behind you as you ran outside? That kind. I'm going to paint it black, distress it a bit, and will love hearing it open and close this summer. :) David will probably say, "quit distressing it. You're making it look old!" Well, yeah.
This is the paint color we're using for our main family/living room. (I just found this photo online of a guy who used the color in his home. This is NOT my house, lol.) It's Valspar Cincinnatian Hotel Carl Tan from their historic color collection. I like it...very warm and neutral. We have a lot of tan, chocolate brown, white and ivory in this room and I change out the accent color by changing the sofa pillows - sometimes red, then robin egg blue, then orange-apricot - an easy way to make a little change.
Also going to have hardwood flooring installed in the same room. It will match the hardwood that is already in the hallways and dining room.
We'll be painting the library room as well. I'm thinking maybe an olive green? That just sounds like a "library" color.
We also went and looked at dogs yesterday, lol. Noah really, really wants one this summer and it would be a perfect time since he's home to help with training. He wants a big, runs around with boys dog, such as a golden retriever. I couldn't talk him into a Yorkiepoo. :) We'll see what happens....