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The House Is Too Tall For Lights: Exterior Christmas Decor

I would really like some icicle lights but the house is way too tall for lights. I purchased a spotlight to brighten up the front porch and I have solar-powered spotlights to brighten up the rest of the house. We finally replaced the flag pole and the flag. The landscaping is still on the to-do list. Painting the front door and frame is also on the to-do list. I am not completely happy with the wreath. I started with a grapevine wreath that I made with my parents a long time ago. I added a strand of glittery garland to the grapevine a couple of years ago. This year once I picked out the garland for the door, I decided to use this wreath and add in some pine picks, snowy pinecone picks, and cedar stems. I think it needs more snowy stuff. My mom suggested some shiny ornaments. I may try that next year. SHOP THIS POST    

Christmas Decor Preview

I have a few more Christmas projects to finish. While taking photos around the house, I noticed a few alterations I need to make. The front door wreath is too green and needs to coordinate with the garland better. The gold tree still needs some work too. The house is way too tall to attempt lights so I purchased a spotlight from Lowe’s.  It prevents the lights on the mini trees from looking like they are just randomly floating on the front porch. Back in September we hung the new porch light. I love it but I wish I had made Matt to clean the glass before we returned the lift we rented because it is covered in his fingerprints-haha. It is the small size of the Calisse 4-Light Pendant. It is huge so I cannot even imagine what the large version looks like in person. I forgot that I was supposed to paint the front door and replace the doorknob back in October. That project along with landscaping the front yard will be moved …

Half Bathroom Remodel

So I wanted to paint the half bathroom. I finally decided on SW Pale Oak for the walls and BM White Dove for all the trim.   This is how the painting project turned into a total remodel. BEFORE   When I attempted to remove the framed mirror hanging on the wall above the vanity, I quickly realized the layers of paint around the frame had complicated a clean removal. Enlisting the help of my husband, he cut through the paint around the frame. It turned out that the mirror was glued to paper, which was glued to the sheetrock.   Then, we realized that the counter top (which we assume was once a light cream or white) had yellowed. Initially, I thought I could just paint the cabinet and then we could just buy a new countertop. But the cabinet and countertop were not a standard size. This meant we would have to cut the countertop. I did not like the fact that we could ruin the countertop with one wrong move while cutting …