Friday, August 19, 2011

Thank you, Behr and This Old House!

There was paint excitement this week at the house and I meant to post then but our little one Bonnie has a bad cold, so I was distracted....sorry!

Anyway, our house was featured in This Old House last October on the last page, "Save This Old House."  As part of that, Behr is a "Proud Preservation Partner of Save This Old House," and generously donates 20 gallons of paint to the folks that purchase the homes featured on that page. Nice, huh?

I have used Behr paint in the past and had a good experience with it, so I was thrilled about this.

We contacted the folks at This Old House after we moved here and were told to choose interior and/or exterior paint. We picked our kitchen wall color, ceiling paint, trim paint, and paint for our 11-year-old son Nick's room. 

Here is the truck arriving Wednesday:

And here is our paint in the back of Kevin's pickup:

When we opened the shrink wrap, we discovered that we received not only what we requested, but extra semi gloss enamel! Bonus! And most of the paint is Behr's best stuff: Premium Plus Ultra, which has the primer in the paint. This is such a wonderful and generous gift and we are so grateful!

We will be working on the kitchen and Nick's room very, very soon so we'll be able to show you the colors soon. Until then, you'll have to be patient!

On another topic, I've been doing a lot of research on the genealogy of the Tash family and connected with that have found many of the headstones of those people in the local cemeteries.

Here is the man and his wife that built the house:

This gentleman's great-grandson Everett was the last Tash to live in the house. Everett passed away in 1990. From talking with our neighbors that knew him, his sister Helen (who lived in Florida) burned all of the family photos when she came to deal with the property that had been left to her. Apparently, she didn't want to take things back with her. That makes me sad because we feel like these ancestors are part of our family now. Actually, we feel like we are part of their family.  Hopefully in time we will connect with the Tashes here and see any old photos they may have. Until then, we will continue restoring this house to its former glory.



  1. Wonderful news about the paint Ann.

    It is sad the photographs were burned.

  2. That is so great! I can't wait to see the colors!