Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween around the house

The best laid last post was...April?? Well, I did think of you my fellow housebloggers. I always do when we do house "work."

We like holidays around here. We don't get many trick-or-treaters in our neck of the woods, but I always enjoy seeing macabre or funny Halloween decor as I drive or walk around a neighborhood so...for your viewing pleasure... our spider's lair.

I always smile to myself as I clean off the real cobwebs on the front door and then put up the fake ones. We humans are such funny creatures really.

What have we been up to around the 2-flat this year? Well, nothing more glamorous than cleaning up our basement laundry room (visualize removing 1930's tile and black mastic from the floor with Soy Gel and Steve power-washing the stone foundation walls after stripping crumbling paint with more Soy Gel), concrete repairs and various and sundry in this category. Small progress, but now I can go into the laundry room without feeling like I am visiting a serial killer's lair. That counts for something.

Actually, Steve built a lifetime warrantied Tenant Storage Locker and a nice laundry room table too. I will try to post some after photos, but it's not a Pottery Barn laundry room or anything.

Okay, so I managed a post. Now I need to see what you all have been up to...Happy Halloween everyone!


pedalpower said...

Your Halloween decor looks great! You should show us how that laundry area turned out. I could use some inspiration. I just moved into a little rental house where the laundry is in the basement...I've been trying to make it feel a bit less creepy and dirty down there.

Madame Ragen said...

I wanted to ask how your fabric awnings are holding up. Have they been up for many winters? We are thinking of replacing our faded aluminum awning with fabric but aren't so sure about how they stand up to winters here. We have a 100 yr old brick row house that is keeping us quite busy, it's fun to see what other people are doing with their spaces. Thanks for sharing.

St. Blogwen said...

You and me both with the real cobwebs on the front door! Though I don't put up dramatic fake ones like yours. Very effective.

So, do you find yourself composing blog posts in your head as you work on the house, but never get around to actually writing them? I can sympathize.

Kate H.

Jocelyn said...

Madame Regan, this is a VERY late response but better late than never. Our awnings are in good shape. The only issue is the white trim is a little dirty and there is some mildew, which we are trying to figure out how to clean. We could pay to have it removed and cleaned, but we'd rather not.