Occasionally, a few of our restoration/innkeeper highlights (and lowlights) will pop up on our personal FB memories, and we thought we might share one of our favorite DIY moments from along the way. One of our earliest and most comprehensive makeovers was back in 2014 and involved 7 lovely chest of drawers featured in the photo below. Getting to our current "after" involved operating on a half dozen very large and heavy TV armoires straight out of the 1980's. One saw-zaw, a trip to urgent care (incidentally, a very valuable lesson was learned to always wear safety glasses), chalk paint and lots of love gave some old out-dated furniture new life.
Our current restoration and projects lists are beginning to wind down as we start gearing up for our 2018 season. This year's off-season included ripping up carpets and refinishing the magnificent original oak hardwood floors upstairs. This was done in our Corner King rooms and hallway. We replaced old carpeting in the other 2nd floor guest rooms, as well as having custom rugs and runners made.
The vestibule of the Garret Loft received some much needed TLC. Practically speaking, the existing flat painted drywall had certainly taken a beating. If we were going to fix it, why not mix a little fun with durability. The Loft's light quality is so soft, it offered the perfect spot to interject a shot of color. In this case; jadite green, robin's egg blue, cream and grey. Cedar planks and one fun February day of painting and staining resulted in a finished product that is both pretty and practical.