For several years, I went back and forth over whether or not to paint the trim in our old house. The trim is not fancy or original. At some point, the walls were all sheet-rocked and the molding was replaced with the least expensive option available, so it wasn’t a question of ruining beautiful aged wood. We finally made the decision to paint it all white, with the exception of the doors, stairway, and all the exposed beams. It is a decision I have never regretted. You can see what a difference it made in “before&after” in my saved stories. The white trim and walls really bring out the natural beauty of the wood. We sanded down almost every door and the entire stairway and applied Danish Oil to the wood. This brought out the natural grain and warm tones without adding any color or shine. You can see every imperfection and that is just how we like it. We still have 2 bedrooms which we have not gotten to yet, but today we decided to start tackling them. (Didn’t I just say no more projects until after Christmas?). In this photo you can see a bedroom door that is finished, and another that is finished but needs to be rehung. A third door is outside, sanded, and the oil is drying. There are still 2 doors that need to be done, and I’m in the process of painting all the trim. 🍁 Here’s a peek into our small master bedroom. I love these flannel sheets I found at Target. Happy Sunday! .
I’ve got this Sleepy Sunday thing down! 💤
Sending love to our friend @golden.tucker today. His baby brother Koda was having seizures and passed away from distemper today. His family is devastated. His ER vet bills were $2400 a day, so they have a gofundme link. Please donate if you feel inclined. ❤️ we love you Baby Koda, and you too Ashleigh. You are so strong. 💪
Also, while I’m at it, I’m wishing @foxyandtina a quick recovery from Foxy’s recent surgery. Sending love to my shorter, stumpier twin!
Today was a big day for me!! Since my surgery I had been staying in my kitchen bed and really had not moved for a few days so Daddio decided he didn’t even need to put up the gate to keep me in the kitchen. Well joke’s on him—he went out to drop Baby Pickles off at daycare and take @senny_wise_and_hound_foolish to an adoption event and I decided I needed a change of scenery and took myself upstairs and hopped onto the Big Bed. I’m not supposed to be climbing stairs or jumping so that’s not good, but I’ve taken up residence on the bed now and see no need to move. Well, I moved when Daddio got up from reading his book and I immediately moved into his warm spot. #snoozehound#thegateisgoingbackup#restandrecovery#roomserviceplease#sleepysunday#againstmedicaladvice#buttpillow
Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a pawpose. 💫
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I might be down to 8 lives after my excursion down the stairs but I’m definitely living my best one yet 😼