We have reached the eaves on the backside of the house and are gearing up for minor siding repairs, the restoration of some window trim, and lots and lots of caulking. I'll make sure to share progress and more detail on the window trim project soon, perhaps even this week (*keeps fingers crossed*).
Summerbreak with little trips here and there has begun in earnest, and Little Man is enjoying his camps.
Since it was just too hot to do much outside I decided to crank up the AC and tackle part of our upstair's landing. It may be too hot to strip the remaining stair spindles with the heat gun but I had a couple of doors and frames in mid-progress (i.e. partially stripped, sanded) and what better time to stop procrastinating and getting'er done when it's too hot to do anything else?
[A relic from the husband's bachelor days ...No, I have no explanation why it's still around]
After a coat of primer and a quick spray of 'vintage brass' for the hardware
and with a first coat (of three) of sweet glossy Behr "Ultra Pure Premium White" it looks like this:
Why the prettifying inside?
Well, the inlaws are expected to arrive at our little old house in a week from now and, boy, do those visits ever generate a flurry of activity around here!