Covered Porch with Navy Blue Ceiling: Updates!

Let us take advantage of this ridiculously brief interval between Halloween and Christmas to talk a little about my porch. Because I have a very frightening public service announcement to make:¬†Thanksgiving is only two weeks away!¬† RIGHT?! I realized this on Sunday, and it really freaked me out. I don’t have the Halloween stuff put away yet. In fact, I … Continue reading

How to Stain a Plywood Floor that’s Seen Better Days

Ah, the saga of the porch floor! I’m glad to say it’s finally over! But let’s start at the beginning, shall we? When we moved in, the porch floor was covered with stinky, gross carpet, in keeping with some previous owner’s tradition of putting carpet in all the most inappropriate locations (like the master bathroom). It appears that when I … Continue reading

Some Small Abe’s Room Changes and Ugly Stain

This post is supposed to be about staining the porch floor. Because, in fact, we DID stain the porch floor this week. Even though our progress was delayed by a hurricane and all (we live four hours or so from the ocean. We are not used to hurricanes. Dave was out of school for 3 days because so many of … Continue reading