After surviving the housewarming, we thought we might take this weekend off and do nothing. Like, maybe lay in our backyard and just enjoy it, by ourselves, for once. Really experience our house. RELAX in it.
But that would be very un-Lisa+Trent, as we’ve probably illustrated by now. So, here are some things we DID do, on our first “no-pressure-housewarming-is-over” weekend…
1. We worked on perfecting our reclaimed wood dining table.
What’s not perfect about it, you’re wondering? Well, a couple things… Namely, we need to make the legs farther apart — WITHOUT ruining the table’s Craftsman lines — so we can make it work with the chairs CA Mom brought us from her estate sale hunt…
Luckily, Trent has the woodworking gene. And we both have the love-beautiful-old-wooden-things gene, so together we’ve been having fun with this project. Only OCCASIONALLY have we wanted to poke each other’s eye out with the screwdriver…
2. We finally decided to refinish the enormous built-in countertop cutting board in our kitchen.
I don’t know how on earth this thing ever got so nasty. The people who lived here before us must have been cooking with turpentine or something, but this was the most disgusting cutting board I’ve ever seen.
Well — not any more!
Also, if ever I needed an excuse to NOT go to the gym, I’ve got one now. Home improvement, friends. That’s all I have to say.
3. I also did some general yard maintenance while Trent was deep into it with his table saw, and discovered that — hey! My hard pruning of our aphid-infested rose bushes in front of the house… WORKED!
And okay, in case you think we’re the most un-fun people ever… We did enjoy a little down time this weekend. In fact, this morning, we had brunch on our beautiful deck for the first time EVER. Marlene came over and joined us and we had sausage and eggs from the neighbor’s chickens (who clucked through the whole meal) and mimosas and figs fresh off our tree and toast with CA Mom’s homemade jam.
The party may be over, but we’re back to business already. It’s a pretty good business to be in, we think.