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Monday, August 6, 2012

A Blue Sky Ceiling.

I'm sorry for my absence, I've been a very bad blogger. Busy with client work, a fun upcoming project, staining the deck (full reveal on that coming soon!), summer guests and just generally enjoying the beautiful weather here on the island.

In between staining the deck, I've got a few things done around here that I can share with you today. Last summer, my brother tore out my front porch and rebuilt it for me. Then, I painted the railings and the house within the porch. This spring I replaced the lights.

Anxious to get it finished this summer, I tackled the ceiling last week, painting it a soft blue (Benjamin Moore Smoke).

I plan to stain the floor and stairs but we've got some construction going on with new sidewalks and water mains, which in turn mean lots of dust. I'm waiting patiently for it to be finished so I can get on that project.

The new blue ceiling means that now that the green front door we've been sporting for the last couple of years (and you all seem to love) just isn't going to work anymore. Watch for a fun change coming soon!

I also gave the little table that I primed way back in February as few coats of glossy white spray paint and  put it in the living room. It took less than fifteen minutes and I've been putting it off for months.. why?

I have to share my window boxes on the shed in the back yard. When I planted them back in June there wasn't one bloom on them. Now they are enormous! A little Miracle Grow, regular watering and great weather or could it be that maybe I do have a tiny bit of a green thumb after all?

We're into August now.. crunch time. Back to work in a month! 


  1. LOVE it! i dream of blue skies on my porch one day!

  2. Ahhhh! So gorgeous. You may have inspired me to put bead board up on our front porch. We keep looking at it and wondering. So beautiful. And those flowers are so amazing.

  3. Love the ceiling of your porch! Looks great :)

  4. The ceiling is beautiful. What a great color you chose!

  5. Your porch looks gorgeous! I love the windows, and the blue you picked is perfection!
    I always put projects off, and then when I realize how quickly they could be done I wonder what I was doing when I was putting it off. That table is so cute!

  6. It looks like just about the most perfect place on earth...I can just imagine sitting out there with a cold drink just enjoying the fabulous weather! I can't believe summer break is almost *OVER*! Yikes!

  7. Hi Jane, You have gotten a lot done, don't sweat it :-)

    And I love that light on your porch, it looks great against the ceiling.

  8. Love that blue color. Looks awesome and a very cozy looking color.

  9. Lovely work, Jane! That blue colour is so pretty.

  10. We're heading over to the island for our anniversary two weeks from this weekend. =)

  11. Begin with a building plan and measurements. Decide on the placement and type of windows you'll use.

  12. I just found your blog (kitchen reno on Pinterest) I'm now following you. I just love your home. And love that you're from PEI. I'm currently living in NC, but went to Dalhousie and spent a lot of time in PEI (my roommates were both from Murray River.


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