So my lack of posting has not been for lack of effort going on at the house, just no time these days. Ryder’s curiosity and first Frankenstein steps are keeping me on my toes. Meanwhile, Ryan finished the floors and porch railings on the second floor! In the Spring we’ll come back and finish the first floor and paint everything up nice and white. For now, we’re just taking a little time to enjoy our last few warm days.
We had a great time hosting Ryder’s first birthday party at the house–the Lil’ Man Mustache Bash! Though we didn’t get the 2nd floor porch completed (wishful thinking) we did get a lot of cleanup done and it gave us a goal to push for.
Mustache cake and cupcakes galore!
First cupcake–carrot pineapple yummy!
Happy birthday, my sweet little man.
It’s time our home made a better first impression. I’m talking about the good ole’ front door. I’ve been holding off on painting it because it’s really a larger project which involves taking it off the frame, ripping out the rotten siding, and leveling everything out. With Ryder’s 1st birthday fast approaching, I realized it would only cost me a quart of paint and it could appear to be a brand new door (as long as you haven’t had your V8 when staring at it).
It’s a sea of fun color choices at the Benjamin Moore store. I’ve been dreaming of a turquoise door for awhile, but most people think I’m crazy. Am I?
Early in May the baby and I were sent away for the weekend while Ryan started working on the 2nd floor hardwood. The plan sounded perfect, while we went to Virginia to visit my sister and family…
….he would tear up the old floors in the hall and master bedroom, put down new sub-floors, and put down the new hardwood floors.
Plans never do work out. Needless to say he barely got our bedroom done—not for lack of effort. We all slept in the basement Sunday night but by Monday night we were moving back into our rooms. Luckily the floors are finally level and beautiful!
At least Ryder is enjoying them.
Since then we’ve got the hall level and hopefully will get the new floors in this weekend.
This is the story of a young couple that got married, moved to New Jersey, and started restoring a 115 year old Victorian in Atlantic Highlands. We're excited to share with you the challenges, ideas (good and bad), and progress of our little home by the sea.