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Make it Blue

I’m back!  I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted (4 month’s!), a lot was going on in outside of home improvements.  I was searching for a new job – which any of you who have done this can attest to – is like a full time job in and of itself.  So the majority of my free time outside of work was spent looking for new work.  Plus it was a frozen tundra in Connecticut pretty much through March which makes me just want to stay inside and hibernate – which we did with the free time we had.

I’m pleased to say we’ve thawed out (it was 80 out this past Saturday!), and I’ve started at a new job. I’m hoping I can get back to posting at a somewhat regular schedule.

Anywhoo, how did you spend your first warm weekend of Spring? I painted our front door… again… Remember when it looked like this:
Hicks House | Yellow Door

Yeah… that was a learning experience in choosing paint colors. The yellow lasted through the entire winter of 2013/2014 as I had painted it the last warm weekend of the year. Come Spring 2014 the builder replaced the door and we were back to basic primer white. Well we finally picked out a new color over the winter and it was warm enough to get it done I used the same technique I highlighted here, so here we go…

Hicks House | Blue Door

Still a bright fun color. Here’s a close-up of the completed door:

Hicks House | Blue Door

And a view of the whole house:

Hicks House | Blue Door

So what do you think? Do you like it, is it better than the yellow? I’d love to hear your opinion – love it or hate it! Currently we’re liking it and are looking forward to seeing how it looks once we have some plantings out front.

On the agenda for this spring is having a paver walkway and flower beds installed out front which should bring some additional color and life the yard.

Until next time,
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Christmas at the Hicks

I’ve been MIA for a few weeks.  Ken and I both had two weeks off over the holidays and rather than tackle a bunch of home projects like we did last year, we spent 2 weeks lounging on the couch watching movies.  It.was.AWESOME.  I owe everyone that reads this blog an apology for not posting our Christmas decorations before Christmas, however I’m doing it now which is a step above last year where we never decorated at all.

So here is our little Christmas decoration tour, of our silver and blue tree and mantle.

Hicks House | Christmas 2014

Hicks House | Christmas 2014

Hicks House | Christmas 2014

Along with decorating the tree exclusively in silver and blue ornaments we also purchased some light blue stockings as well as some silvery Christmas mantle decor. Who says Christmas has to be red and green?

Hicks House | Christmas 2014
Hicks House | Christmas 2014
Hicks House | Christmas 2014

The room was topped off with a Frosty painting I did at Paint Night.

Hicks House | Christmas 2014

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Hicks House