This Old Colonial Home

Filling our house with love and a lot of DIY


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Projects In Progress

Jamie and I currently have several projects going on all at once. Each one seems to come with its own obstacle and unfortunately since none are done yet I haven’t been able to post about them. So I figured I could at least give you a preview of what we’re working so hard on!

#1 Our biggest and costliest project is widening our driveway. For this we’re calling in the professionals. They just don’t seem to be calling us back. The plan is to turn our one car-width driveway into two car-widths. This way we won’t have to keep moving cars around when the other is in the way. Luckily, we have the room to do it, but our town isn’t allowing us to widen it as far as we’d like. (Bureaucracy!) We’ve been given a few estimates from a couple companies, we’re just trying to finalize and lock it down. Hopefully this will be done soon so we can move forward.

#2 I finally started redoing that free dresser I scored back in February. Last weekend, the weather was nice so I brought it outside and started sanding away! I also finally got to use the electric sander Jamie got me for Valentine’s Day. You might not think that’s a romantic gift, but I do!mask

sanderdrawersI still have to find some hardware I like. Then this weekend I plan to prime it, paint it and hopefully finish it up!

#3 Over the weekend, my husband was working alongside me, but on a project of his own. He took a stab at building a coffee table for our living room. garage

I must say he did a pretty awesome job for his first time attempting something like this! If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook you would’ve seen a sneak peek already, but here it is again in case you missed it. coffee table 2coffee table

Now we just have to finish it up with some stain. There are so many choices! Do you have a favorite?

luca bush

(I don’t think Luca was a fan of all the noise we were making. He hid in the bushes!)

#4 I’m also trying to complete some décor odds and ends. I bought this artwork for our family room from overstock.com. BB art

I love the Brooklyn Bridge! It’s where Jamie and I had our first date (aww). Now it just needs to get hung up. I also bought some curtains for the family room, but of course I still need a curtain rod to hang them.

curtains

It was hard enough finding curtains I liked at the right price (it’s crazy how expensive they can be!) and the right length. I swear 84″ is too short and 95″ is too long 😛 (I’m not a fan of when they “puddle” on the floor.) So the thought of having to look for a rod makes my head hurt a little. Haha!

#5 There’s always more painting to do! We have 5 rooms left. The paint is already picked out and purchased for 3 of those rooms. Eventually we’ll get to it. Rome wasn’t built in a day after all!

Please be sure to keep checking back for the reveals. And make sure to follow @oldcolonialhome on Twitter and Instagram for projects in progress!  How many different projects are you working on at once?

 

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