It’s That Time for Improvement : Seth Apter Inspired Mini Album
One of the best parts of being a home owner is shaping a house to your tastes. We have been in our house for almost 4 years but our pace at home improvement has been at a crawl due to some expensive improvements within the first year. In the first 6 months of moving in we had to replace our hot water heater, Geothermal unit and our roof. Of course two of these were the most expensive improvements we could possibly have and to have both at once certainly made us take a look at how we managed money. Since then we have changed our habits and we now save for improvement projects in full before starting.
This past summer we had the front deck rebuilt due to safety issues and we painted the deck and the front door a light gray. Never underestimate a new paint job. It pulled our house out of the ’90’s and gave it an updated look. Last week, we put new garage doors on our house and we love the way it has brought the front together. We still need to paint trim, work on some landscaping, and add outside decor but overall it is coming together. Here is a before and after photo. The house color is the same, it just looks different due to lighting.
Do you enjoy home improvements?
Creating the Layouts
Here are a few more pages to my Seth Apter Art Journal. My book paper has been stained with Distress Stain before adding stamped tissue paper over top. I used Asian character washi tape along with a PA stamps by Seth Apter and Lynne Perrella. I also used a little bit of Green Patina paint to add color.
Related: Seth Apter Art Journal Layouts
I am joining the T ladies and Elizabeth and Bleubeard for Tea Day. My beverage today is WHITE PINEAPPLE WONDER by TIESTA TEA in my Tervis Mermaid Tail Stainless Steel Tumbler. In the background is my spider plant that I purchased this summer at Aldi. I love when they have plants. Usually, I buy them when they are half dead at a huge discount. But not always. This one has been a learning curve for me as I almost killed it twice. If you have any thriving spider plants I would love some good tips.
Happy Tea Day,