Saturday, December 3, 2011

Changing Things Up

There are all sorts of changes going on with my home that aren't Christmas related.  It's an unusual time of year to be starting projects, but I'm weird like that.

I was so excited to receive my Cutting Edge Stencil from Lisa at A Vintage Vine that it killed me to have to wait to use it.  It took me a little while to carve out the time to paint, but this morning after pancakes were served, I pulled out the blue tape.  I'd been planning on repainting the foyer ever since I made over the foyer closet here, so it was especially nice to be rolling on the base coat this morning.

As I was cutting in, CG asked why I was painting the foyer when I had just painted it not too long ago.  I don't know if it's a man/woman thing like I pointed out in one of my most popular posts, How Men and Women See Color, but there is definitely a divide in my house on how long it takes for a decor decision to become stale.  The fact of the matter is that I last painted the foyer, just after tiling the floors 9 years ago.  I'm loving the new color.  It's such a warm grey.  You'll have to wait for the reveal, because after applying 2 coats of color, I'd like to give it overnight to cure a bit before stenciling.

I'm really excited about this other big change.  We just picked out our new roofing shingles with our contractors, THI - Total Home Improvements.  Remember way back in May when we had that big hailstorm that shredded my hostas?  Turns out it did some major roof damage.  We didn't realize how bad the situation was, since our roof wasn't leaking, but they pointed out all the spots where the hail had knocked the granules off our shingles.  The folks at THI have been amazing with meeting with our insurance adjustor and making sure that we get a new roof. 

They will be using GAF 30yr architectural shingles.  We picked the color slate, and even got to pick the color of the flashing material from a giant fandeck.   By we, I mean I, because I'm a chick and see color in a completely different way than CG(if you haven't checked out the men/women color post, you should.)  If the weather cooperates, we might get our new roof before Christmas, but a more likely scenario for the NY/PA area is that we'll be looking at a new roof in the spring.  For all my local readers who saw that hailstorm, followed by Hurricane Irene, and Tropical Storm Lee, I highly recommend that you call THI for a free estimate.  They're storm remediation experts.

I was not paid or perked in any way for this endorsement.  We're paying for our roof(technically our insurance company is paying for our roof, but we're paying the deductible.)  I'm just really happy with the service we've received so far from everyone at THI. 


  1. Oh WOW! You have lots going on. Good luck on the roof thing, they did a bunch in our neighborhood without any problems what so ever. Can't wait to see your stencil.

  2. Sounds like a great company. You sure have a lot going on around there! Can't wait to see the stencil! Yay! :)

  3. It is always fun to see what you are up to!

  4. there is nothing more exciting than giving the outside of your home a new face-lift. With the storm in May, we became the recipients of a new roof. We had architectural singles already but I was never happy with my first choice in color. I went with a dark color to compliment our lighter house and we love it! Everywhere we drive, the Hubs and I stare at other roofs. lol. Laugh now but when the snow melts away you will be doing the same thing!!! ha ha


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