Sunday, January 13, 2008

Thinking of spring & summer already

Well, I have no new house photos as I'm still here at Schoodic, but I can't wait to get back & get going again. A couple of cool developments: we've figured out how we want to do the mudroom. Though we originally sketched a fairly elaborate built-in bench system, we happened upon this site with a very efficient design and a similar-looking room size & setup, and it clicked with us. See their photo below. Our woodwork, hanging racks, bench, etc. will be oak, not white-painted woodwork, and we'll figure out an arts & crafts style bench to build instead of country style, but the layout & setup look just about right. Our walls will be the pistachio-green color of our kitchen trim, a color original to the mudroom walls. We have a schoolhouse light fixture, and we found a schoolhouse globe with green stripes at a local antique store (I think it was $5, score!!!), so we'll replace the plain white one with that beauty. The wiring is all done, smarty Ken did the mudroom wiring when we did the kitchen next door. Also, the back door light was included in that rewire - that was the light that wouldn't turn off for the whole first year we were in the house, then we cut the power & had no back light for the next year. Simple pleasures...

Back to the mudroom: The design is much simpler than what we planned, so the project is sounding easier for a change! Thanks, fellow blogger! Also, great idea on the dishpans for boots. We are quite messy, especially in winter.




Development #2: As soon as I get back, I'll be taking a night class at the local community college in sustainable landscape design. As long as I get in to the class (I hope it's not full!), we'll get to actually design our own yard & will end up with a materials list & a plan by late April. So then we'll definitely be a go for yardwork this summer, and a summer outside sounds great, after slaving away inside in the kitchen all last summer.

Is that cabin fever already? At least I'll get to think about plants & gardening all spring...

5 comments:

Sandy said...

Your mud room is going to look great! Hope you get a spot in that class.

Fratzels said...

You have a very nice blog going. I'd love to swap links some time if you're at all interested.

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Fratzels said...

I just added your blog to our links as well. Thanks and I'll stop by regularly to see what's happening.

Todd

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