July is always a busy month for me as I volunteer for my neighborhood Historic Tour of Homes (Olde Towne East Neighborhood Association). The home tour is always the second Sunday of July and I was the Tour co-chair this year.
Plus I wrecked my car at the end of June and had to buy a replacement car at the beginning of July. I don’t like car shopping – but I do like the car I bought.
I had a big To Do List for July and did not get all of it completed. I do think I made some good progress though. I had some painting help from my friends Tom and Chanda.
In June I primed my kitchen and had the tile floor installed. At the beginning of July my friend Tom helped me paint the kitchen. I used a color called Frolic by Sherwin Williams (SW 6703).
I am in love with this color – it is bright and cheerful and is a terrific contrast against the gray tile floor.
Since the walls were finished, I installed all the switch plate covers. I’ve been buying switch plate covers for the past 10 years and it is such a delight to be able to install them.
Next, I sanded, primed and painted some base cabinets that friends gave me 3 or 4 years ago. I sold them a house and these cabinets were in their garage. They asked if I wanted them and of course I said YES! So they will get a new life in my new kitchen. The color is another Sherwim Williams color – this one is called Peppercorn (SW 7674).
I like the way it turned out and I think it looks so nice against the walls and floor. I may put an additional coat of paint on it and then seal it with a clear coat.
My garden is going crazy but my tomatoes are all still green. I can’t wait until they ripen.
I primed and painted the foyer and the small room under my staircases – I call it the Mystery Room. It was really tragic looking before this work.
I also primed and painted the foyer with the help of my friend Chanda. The wall color is called June Day (SW 6682).
The foyer didn’t look as sad as Mystery Room but it did need some color. And, boy, did we give it some color! This is what it looks like now.
What home improvement projects did you do in July? I would love to hear about your renovation projects!