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May 9, 2013

Spring Projects Abound Around The Inn at Silver Maple Farm

Posted by: Silver Maple Farm

Spring Projects Abound Around The Inn at Silver Maple Farm

This is one of my favorite times of year here. It is finally consistently warm enough to embark on some outdoors projects, and I still have time to schedule and carry out some indoor projects too. Ah, so many projects! Where to start? Some think it's best to start at the beginning, so this week we focused on the front porch.


First we used a putty knife to scrape the all the window sills. Next, we used a palm sander to smooth the surfaces - we repeated this two more times for each sill since each time you sand, a little more paint gets loosened up and can be scraped off! Then we repainted the window sills with a couple of coats of fresh white paint. This somewhat time consuming project actually yielded a beautiful result.

Over the next couple of weeks, we will do most, if not all, the windows in the Inn. We also replaced the porch runner with a nice fresh sisal weave which looks really nice. The handrails up the back steps have been freshly sanded and are smooth to touch. As usual, the front garden is being weeded, and we expect this project to continue indefinitely!

However, the most exciting project this week was the installation of the new carpet in The Loft Suite. Although many of guests really loved the white wool carpet in that room, the time had finally come to retire it. The color of the new carpet is called Crusty Bread! I imagine it gives the effect of a sandy beach after the waves have receded. We hope you will like it!

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