Updates on this Monday will be a mish mash. A true pot of this that and another thing.

Consider yourself warned. 🙂

First off, I have received so many wonderful notes about the metal signs that Jack made and then sold in the Old Lake George shop.

I wish he still had access to the machine he used in his high school metals class. He could make enough money to pay his tuition this fall.

Thanks to everyone that ordered and to everyone that has asked and wished as much as me if I could re-stock the metal signs. I still haven’t found a fabricator that can keep the cost anywhere near the price that Jack was originally selling these signs.

Boo.

The other day I received a lovely email and photos from a customer. Sandi had purchased two signs from the shop. She gifted one to a friend (Jacklyn) and kept the other for herself to place on her storage shed.

Here is the back story from Jacklyn and the wonderful gift Sandi has been in their lives.

Thank you Sandi for taking the time to share your story and sends pictures. The signs look great!

Next on the Monday Update menu, the status of the stairs.

Steve is scheduled to come over today, Tuesday and Wednesday if needed to put everything back together.

I have finished my part with the removal of the carpet and pad, the staining of the treads and the painting of the risers. My skill set is maxed out. Time to leave it to the professionals.

The last thing on my list to share today is that I was asked by a reader and friend about paint.

She wrote:

Hi My Dear!
You may have already done this once, but I am wondering if you could do a blog on paint! I am beginning to get things together to repaint our bedroom, but I am wondering about paint. We usually go to Home Depot, but it is a bit of a drive. I noticed you use or have used Sherwin Williams, and since we have one in town that would be nice but it is expensive. Is it worth it? And why?
Thanks, and I LOVE your blog!

Thanks for asking Michelle. (We need to get together.  It has been too long.)

Let me start by saying that this is my opinion only. This post has not been sponsored by anyone.

In a nutshell, my opinion is YES. It is 100% worth it.

I have painted and repainted a lot of rooms in my life and it is very easy to tell the difference between quality paint and shall we say, not the best quality of paint. The coverage, the splatter level and the application process make any project more enjoyable when using quality paint along with quality brushes and rollers.

Before you even start to paint, an important step that will make all of the difference in the world, no matter what kind of paint you use, is prepping your walls. Sherwin Williams has a great video about this.

Regardless of where you purchase your paint, talk with the store employ about your project. Their guidance and suggestions are always helpful.

One last thing. Always ask for a coupon.  😉

I hope helps. Thank you for asking.

That’s a wrap for today.

Wendy