Yesterday’s Yeas!

So finally we accomplished something on a Saturday.

We must lay a floor before the linen closet gets permanently set in place.
We must lay a floor before the linen closet gets permanently set in place.

First we set the bottom of the linen closet in place.

The hinges and hardware were aged brass.
The hinges and hardware were aged brass.

In order to reattach the doors I needed to paint the old brass hinges and screws.

When the new knobs and pulls are installed I'll recheck the color of the hinges.
When the new knobs and pulls are installed I’ll recheck the color of the hinges.

The new color for the hardware is Charcoal Metallic.

The newly grey cabinet fits nicely in the space.
The newly grey cabinet fits nicely in the space.

Charlie helped by carrying the cabinet from the backyard to the master suite and by attaching the hinges.

Nine 16-foot, 10-inch wide boards -- painted grey for bedroom shelves.
Nine 16-foot, 10-inch wide boards — painted grey for bedroom shelves.

While I waited for the spray painted hardware to dry, I loaded up the paint sprayer again with home-mixed “Secret” and gave the bookshelf boards for the master bedroom another coat. (I’m getting the hang of the paint sprayer.)

Clark's Hardware Store in Ellicott City, Maryland
Clark’s Hardware Store in Ellicott City, Maryland (from their Facebook page)

We let them dry while we attended Customer Appreciation Day at our local hardware store which was celebrating its 170th anniversary. We got a 20% discount on 5 gallons of exterior paint and a free lunch.

I separated the newly-painted boards with spacers.
I separated the newly-painted boards with spacers.

Upon our return home Charlie carried the painted boards back into the living room.

I'm waiting to see the master bathroom vanity hardware before choosing drawer pulls and door knobs.
I’m waiting to see the master bathroom vanity hardware before choosing drawer pulls and door knobs.

Since the temperature was 93 degrees we both decided to take a break in the air conditioning. When I reread this post it sounded like most of our day was spent waiting for paint to dry, but we didn’t just twiddle ours thumbs.

Halfway through August are you getting things done?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

8 thoughts on “Yesterday’s Yeas!”

  1. That linen cabinet is going to look great! We’ve had some cooler (normal) weather, so we are working our butts off outside–but the heat is returning tomorrow!! ;(

    1. Thanks for the nice words. I am very pleased with the color. Our heat has returned — in the 90s for the next 5 days. It’s so draining. Jo

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