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Dining Room Makeover

18 Mar

Have you noticed a pattern yet?  No?  Well, I’m a bit surprised.

As I’ve said before, our house needs a good face lift.  And I’m so happy to share, it’s on its way.  We’ve done 1 guest room, our main bathroom, and our dining room.  These spaces (minus the bathroom) still need some decorating, but we’ve gotten the big paint jobs done.  And I had some great help with the dining room!

Dining RoomA quick reminder

Mom primingWoo-hoo for mommies!

Lincoln Painting 2And puppies!  Especially when they stay out of the way!

Lincoln Painting 1He wasn’t too impressed I woke him from his nap…

CeilingHad to get the ceiling too!

HutchAnd the hutch…

Painting DoneWoo-hoo!  It’s done!

Hutch DoneAnd the hutch!

It’s so much better than it was!  We’re so pleased with it and now we just need to decorate a little bit.  I’ve got some vintage plates to hang up and maybe get some art work too!

Painting FailAnd only one painting fail…oh well…


Bathroom Makeover

12 Mar

Have you ever been so overwhelmed with a project that you just don’t know where to start?

That’s how we’ve felt about our house.  We’ve been here for 1 year and 9 months.  And we moved into a house with a bunch of wallpaper.  Some of it is just borders.  But some of it covered most of the walls in a room or all of the walls.  We’ve taken about half of it down.  Woo-hoo!  And thanks to the gals over at East Coast Creative, it was a cinch!

Seriously, I had taken down the top layer of the wallpaper, but didn’t know what to do next.  Then Jess and Monica posted about how to remove wallpaper the easy way!  Are you ready for the secret?  Fabric Softener.  That’s right, FABRIC SOFTENER!  Check out their how-to here.

We also had to fight mold in our main bathroom.  Yuck!  We had to fight mold in little ole Coyote Cabin too.  So, we weren’t so thrilled about it.  But, we got it taken care of and we’re done doing our bathroom!  What-what!!

Bathroom Before 1Before

Bathroom Before 2Before

Bathroom After 1After

Bathroom After 2After

I love our new shower curtain.  It reminds me of spring and I can’t WAIT for spring to get here.  It’s on its way.  I can feel it.

And…Happy, fresh bathroom to us!

And I almost forgot!  A BIG shout out to the hubs!  He did most of the work in the bathroom.  All I really did was scrape off the wallpaper and clean the fan cover.  Thanks honey!  You’re the best!

Grape to see you again

17 Apr

I’ve actually been following through on some of the things I posted about a few weeks ago!  Do you know how good it feels to ACTUALLY get things done you say you’re going to do?

You do, don’t you?

Well, one of the major projects hubs and I have worked on and almost completed is redoing our guest room.  We bought a king size bed recently (yep, we have room for that now!).  So our full size moved into the guest room.  So much better than the two twin beds we had in there.  Along with the bed, went our pretty comforter set.  And I wanted to accent it and bring out the colors in it.  We’re talking tan, brown, some pinks and a little white.

The before

The before

Eric wanted to paint the room green.  I wasn’t going to have that.  So, I won and we went with a color called Vintage Grape from Valspar.  It brings out the colors so well in the comforter!  Here’s some pictures!

Spackle time

Spackle time

I can help too!

I can help too!

Feelin' grapey

Feelin’ grapey

The rest of the walls got painted a nice light cream color.  More pics soon.  My camera died and I haven’t revived it yet.

Hey there

12 Mar

Oh, hey there, blog world.  It’s been a while!  I haven’t forgotten about you.  Just been a bit neglectful.  I’ll try to do better.

I’ve been reflecting a lot lately about things that have been happening over the past few months.  And I remember I posted this list a while ago:

1.  Lose 20 pounds by Thanksgiving (no, I won’t put it back on over the holidays!)  I didn’t quite lose the weight by Thanksgiving, but I have lost some.

2.  Finish projects that are half done

3.  Start (and finish!) projects I have the materials for

4.  Eat more fruits and vegetables

5.  Read at lease one book every two weeks

6.  Try a new recipe once a week

7.  Start figuring out and making Christmas gifts.  I’ve decided it’s going to be a homemade Christmas this year.

8.  Apply for 5 jobs every two weeks.  I’m not ready to do just any job, so 5 every couple weeks seems manageable.

9.  See a doctor about my depression

10.  Blog at least twice a week

11.  Learn ways to cut back on our spending

12.  Get involved and stay active in our church

13.  Craft, craft, craft!

This was a good list for then.  I’ve actually done some of the things on this list.  But it’s time for a new one.  There may be some similar items listed, or at least some modifications.

1.  Get moving!  The hubs and I have a gym membership, which I’m ashamed to say, we hardly ever use.

2.  Start eating a diet with more whole foods.  Get rid of most of the processed crap we eat.  We’ve gotten better, but it’s time to take it to the next level.

3.  Read more.  I love reading, but it seems I’ve forgotten that.  I’ll take suggestions!

4.  Stay involved at church.  We’ve found a great congregation to be part of, but we get in the mode of it’s-so-far-away-and-we’re-lazy-so-lets-not-go-today.  We really enjoy our excuses around here.

5.  Keep crafting.  I’ve gotten so much done over the past few months and have many more things to do over the next few.

6.  Work on the house, one room/project at a time.  There’s so much we want to do.  It’s time to get some of it done.

7.  Do devotions with my wonderful husband.  We talk about this all the time, but we actually NEED to DO it.

Sounds like a good plan.  I need to start doing these things.  I WILL start doing these things.  I should probably stop writing and starting doing.

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