Creative Projects

Old House rehab 4; choosing interior colors

It's hard to choose interior paint color for a multi-windowed open-concept house when each area has a different light exposure. The color changes in each direction.  We were fortunate that the previous owners of our old house had freshly painted most of the walls a lively cream color with touches of red, yellow and blue undertones making… Continue reading Old House rehab 4; choosing interior colors

Creative Projects

Old House rehab 3; uncovering the layers

They say "if walls could talk"...ours sure did!!!  We have spent most of our creative energies this past month tearing out the damaged layers of floors and opening up walls for repairs on our old-house rehab project.  The surprises we found unveiled the story of the house and the people who lived there by the details they left behind.… Continue reading Old House rehab 3; uncovering the layers

Creative Projects

Old House rehab 2; completing the exterior

Through stops and starts working against mother nature's autumn time clock, the exterior of our little house project is completed.  That before & after computer mock-up I did really helped me plan my colors with the plant material, purchasing at the end of the season while trying to imagine their blooms at other times of the year.  Except for… Continue reading Old House rehab 2; completing the exterior

Creative Projects

Old house rehab; part 1

Creativity expresses itself in many ways and one of the ways that David and I have expressed ourselves over the years is in rehabilitating houses; old ones in particular.  We are drawn to their stories, love reinforcing the layers of history they contain, are excited with the creative how-to problem solving - AND it's something fun… Continue reading Old house rehab; part 1