So much for taking a month of DIY off…
I had every intention of doing so. My plan was to concentrate on marketing for my blog and for my show, Brooke’s House & Home. I was going to lay low. Regroup and rejuvenate in January.
But truth be told, I got antsy.
And what better way to overcome antsy, than to work on a tedious project.
No sooner than I looked out one of our windows, that I decided to pick up a paintbrush and start painting the windowpanes black.
I started with the front door as those little windows surrounding the door weren’t in good shape. They looked sloppy. White paint was all over the glass; never cleaned from the last paint job that the previous owners has done.
After taking a razor blade to the glass, scraping off the old, dried paint, I focused a steady hand and got to painting.
Once I had painted all the panes in the front door, I moved into the kitchen, and tackled those 4 windows. Then I moved into the downstairs bathroom and finally the family office. Since I had already painted the windows in my office, and in the dining room a few months ago, this project only took me the better part of a day. Not too time consuming for such a tedious project.
Now I have the upstairs windows to paint. All 14 of them. But before I tackle those, there are a few projects I have to complete first. All in due time.
By painting the windowpanes black, they bring a slight bit of modern to those nearly 200 year old windows.
This project was certainly on my short list of 2016 projects to complete — I just didn’t bank on working on them so soon. I guess this just goes to prove that I can’t stay still for long. I always need to stay busy – I need that project gratification. I can’t help but think that isn’t a bad thing.
I am really pleased with how the black windowpanes look. I’m even considering painting the outside of the windowpanes black as well — when it gets warmer. What do you think? Should I?