Friday, November 18, 2016


I'm so excited!!! I wasn't expecting the chairs until sometime in December, but they came in early!  The living room is now finished too.  We're still trying to get the Christmas decorations up before we leave for the Thanksgiving break, and will start back on our makeover projects after we return.  

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The dining room is finished!

The new artwork for the dining room came in last night and I think it looks terrific!  (In my opinion it actually looks better than the photos)  It was really inexpensive, but I think the colors work perfectly.  This now completes the dining room! Yay!!!  I've already started decorating for Christmas since we will not be having Thanksgiving at home this year.  

 I've also received my new bedding (which I love!)  Now I think I'm going to have to paint the bedroom too...uh oh ;-)

Monday, November 14, 2016

Weekend Projects

 We got the chandelier hung in the living room this weekend, So, except for the new chairs, this room is complete.

 This picture was my weekend craft project.  It's made from an old frame and leftover paint and stencils. (anyone recognize the French Poem stencil from the outdoor table we made this summer?)


 The bathroom is now finished also. We painted the floor with Annie Sloan's chalk paint in "graphite".  At first I wasn't sure this was going to work.  The paint easily scraped off the porcelain tile until we put the lacquer on.  It seems like it's going to be fine now.  I'll keep you updated. 

Before and after the floor paint

  The kitchen and dining room just got some minor accessory changes.  The kitchen may or may not be finished.  I'm still considering painting the bottom cabinets black.  Opinions welcome.

   Dining Room is finished except for a picture for the wall behind the table. It's been ordered. I'm just waiting for it to be delivered.

We have decided to wait until after Thanksgiving to start the laundry room.  We're going to take the next week to decorate for Christmas instead.  I cant wait!  

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

New Sofa and Rug...

So last night we were able to put the new sleeper sofa in the living room, along with the new rug.  The remaining two chairs are not due to arrive until December. That's going to drive me CRAZY, but I suppose I'll just have to try to be patient.

 The only other thing accomplished was getting my "B" painted, LOL

Tonight we will paint a chandelier that Randy will attempt to wire into the living room.  
I need to get started on that bathroom floor too! :)

Monday, November 7, 2016

Our new "stone" wall!

This weekend we were able to get all of the walls painted and got the wallpaper hung. As it was going up I wasn't sure about it.  (I thought it might look a little "Brady Bunch")  However, after it was finished and I could decorate the space, I decided I like it.  What do you think?

Still waiting for the new furniture to arrive. 

Friday, November 4, 2016

Ready for the weekend

These days the weekend means we can get more projects done!  Drew has his first basketball tournament this weekend but I'm hoping to get a lot accomplished anyway.   

exchanged the round table for an old farmhouse table

got a new rug and for the bathroom
new paint color
We hope to get the rest of the walls painted, wallpaper one wall, and paint the bathroom floor all this weekend.  Hopefully big changes for Monday's photos!  

Don't forget to set your clocks back Saturday night/Sunday morning.  Enjoy your extra hour of sleep!  

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

It's The Little Things

Randy installed this super cute exhaust fan/light last night. 

We're not going to be home for the next couple of nights so it'll be a few days before we have any more updates.