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It’s a Race

October 20th, 2016

This time of year it’s always a race to get all the chores finished up that still need warm weather. We have been working on replacing our screen door and painting our little entryway. Since the new storm door was a special order, it set our project back by a few weeks. Then came all my traveling and we were behind another few weeks. Now it’s a race to get things painted, caulked, and trimmed out before the weather turns cold. Overall it’s coming right along, most of the painting was completed weeks ago. This is what it looked like before:
old-entryway
entryway-redo-1
I didn’t want to paint around all the nails in the ceiling, so I simply added corrugated metal roofing cut to size to cover it all up.
entryway-redo-3
entryway-redo-4
We painted the walls white and the floor, trim, and doors black. Two new doors were installed, a full glass storm door and a full glass entry door (which was being painted when I took these photos. I purchased a new mat that says “Welcome” and overall it’s HUGE improvement over what was there. Now the entry is clean, bright, and welcoming. Since we go through this space many times each day we decided it was worth the time and money to give it a bit of a facelift.
entryway-redo-2
There are lots of garden chores that need finished up as well, but they can be done after the weather turns cold. Having doors off the house isn’t really a great idea when the days are only in the 40’s. So I can now check this off my list and move on to things like painting the kitchen ceiling, which is the last warm weather needed chore to finish this year.

What are you trying to get finished up before the cold weather hits?

5 Comments to “It’s a Race”
  1. Hilary on October 20, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Building a playhouse/swing set, gardening jobs, clean up my gardens, get rabbit cage ready for winter, dog training, greenhouse chores, getting winter beds ready…..list goes on!

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  2. Annette on October 20, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Well, you did a great job. I really like the metal ceiling, so rustic. Looks like the cat enjoys the view from the new door too.

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  3. Chris on October 20, 2016 at 10:51 am

    It looks great! I love storm doors with full glass like yours. They let in so much more light and all the 4 leggeds can sit inside where it is warm and enjoy the view! :)

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  4. susan ingle on October 20, 2016 at 11:51 am

    I absolutely adore the metal ceiling in the entry. The doors are great, and the light it lets in is really reflected by the new ceiling. Great job! (of course any new remodel is enhanced by a kitty or dog or two.

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  5. Nebraska Dave on October 20, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Susy, I still need to get some garden cleanup done before the ground freezes here. After that it’s time to start thinking about basement gardening again this year. The setup and soil need to be mixed and put in the containers before the weather turns to Wintry weather. The leaves off the trees needs to be crunched up with the lawn mower and piled up on top of the garden beds. It’s good to have them covered for the Winter. In the Spring I dig the partially composted grass/leaf mixture into the beds to keep the nutrients flowing all summer.

    Have a great Fall project race day.

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