Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Task Begun

When we moved into our house we had the primer paint tinted green.  This meant that some of our spaces did not need another painting.  Now 10 years have passed by and the pantry/laundry/mudroom/loft space needs painting.

To start the process I needed to empty the pantry.  That task started today but it means everything that was there has to be somewhere else while I paint.

Here is the pantry with the selves emptied and the start of removing the horizontal shelves so I can paint behind them.

Stuff has been piled on the buffet,

on and under a table set up in the front hall,

on the bar,

on the dining room table and another table beyond that,

and on a counter.

I am actually culling as I moved things out.  I looked at expiration dates for the food stuffs and considered whether a particular pan or small appliance I needed to keep.  My giveaway pile is growing.

Above is a portion of the laundry and loft.  See those high ceilings.  Dan will have to help with that.

The small roll top desk will have to be moved out too.

It's January.  No work to be done in the gardens or yard so what better time than to tackle indoor projects.

The new paint color is a pale purple or lavender.  We used it in our bedroom hall so we like the color. I need to measure to calculate how many gallons I need, then buy the paint and some new brushes and begin section by section.

What projects are you tackling this January?