Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Housed dressed for the Holidays

The wreaths are up and in action! In one week it turned from a balmy 65 degrees when I was hanging them to snowy and bitter outside to enjoy them. Turned out to work in my favor.

I ended up not getting a Christmas tree for inside. For many reason (the biggest one is we have no room for it!) it just wouldn't work for us this year. Speaking of years. . . this one's almost over! While we have a few more small projects for 2009, the list for 2010 is building!

So, what do we have on tap? Well, DC Rowhouse will move up to the upper level for some quick upgrades. The closet doors need some work, the walls need paint, and the bathrooms are due for an upgrade. The bathrooms are the biggest pickle. While I'd like to take it down to the studs and add some skylights, I'm just not sure it's in the budget. If not, we'll add some new lesser expensive upgrades to give them both the face lift they deserve. In fact, I already have the chandelier for my bathroom waiting. Chandelier? With ceilings over 9 feet, I figured nothing would be better than a crystal chandelier for my bathroom.

With only a short time left in 2009, it's time to make some serious plans for the upstairs. But, like most of my renovation plans . . . they're bound to change.


carrie said...

Your wreaths look great!

NV said...

LOVE the wreaths! And totally get you on the tree. We have a small, artificial one that I don't even know where it IS at the moment. Isn't reno great for that?! :)

Catrina Poulson said...

o pretty! I love the look with the wreaths in all the windows for such a symmetrical house. I don't think that would look right on my house, but I'm looking forward to figuring out something just as fabulous!

Jamie said...

I don't remember seeing a picture of the front of your house before, it looks great! Do you have a pic of the transom above the front door? It looks like stained glass but I can't tell with the glare. I love transoms...

Benny said...

Hey Jamie,

You can see the stained glass transom here:



Jamie said...

Very cool! I assume you had it custom made? Who did it for you out of curiosity? I did the same thing not too long ago.. had to reframe my door and I had a transom made, picture here. I think it makes a huge difference... the old door was hideous too.

Anyway I am interested in people who do this work, it has been hard for me to find people to make these, and also who repair old leaded glass stuff. My house transom was done by someone north of Baltimore.

Benny said...

Hey Jamie,

Eileen Martin, of Martin Glass Creations (www.martinglasscreations.com) made our stained glass. She is a gem of a lady and also gave us a great price.

LiLu said...

Love the wreaths. So classy!

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