Posts Tagged ‘painting’

Shiny New Walls

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013


What a weekend!  It consisted of a little demolition and put back together mixed in with a lot of painting and tons of measuring & nailing.  All weekend long.

It was awesome!

My hubby is the man!  He worked like a boss the entire time trying to make our house look "sell"able.  I love everything we've done so far.

The focus was in the kitchen and stairwell.  The ceiling had to be painted and since it's pretty high up in spots….I helped by standing on the ladder anytime hubby had to stretch across to those far away spots.  Worth it.  The walls & ceilings look so much better.  I'm calling it 4 ibuprofen level work.

While he was up and down on ladder….I did a little surfing on the internet for some ideas for our ancient ugly bar.  I've hated the one we've had there from the day we moved in.  The internet is so helpful, huh?  I found just what I was looking for and pretty soon I'll post pictures of the finished project.  I'm so excited!

I may never want to move.

Today, the Amish are putting on our new roof.  I can't wait to see how it looks and I'm even happy to write the check since it's considerably much lower than all the other quotes I recieved.  Why do home repairs have to cost so much?

Isn't it funny how we live with stuff we don't like for years and then go crazy when we realize we have to sell?

Home should be a place we love, all the time.

More photos of house updates coming soon.  (I know, you are sitting on the edge or your seat..right?)

Operation Sell It

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

I told you, I'm moving!  If it kills me dead…. I am moving!  While I get it together (Ahem, make my house sell-able) over here and clean out just about every single thing we ever purchased, I may have to go on steroids.   My body hurts all over.  Nothing is left to hurt.


This is during the painting on Saturday night.  Hubby and I worked all day cleaning out the room and closet in order to claim this room as ours.  It is the master bedroom afterall.  For the last 11 years our oldest child has made it his dude cave.  All I can say to that is… was disgusting!


In his defense, he is a guy and guys usually don't give a flip what their room looks like.  Mama's, they give a flip.

I'm just about to spend my first night in THE MASTER BEDROOM of my house.  It's gorgeous in there!


I'm really excited that I was able to use many of my mother's beautiful things to finish my room off in style.  Her stainglass lamps, some of her lace pillow shams and I hope to find a home for a few more pretty pieces.

She would be so happy.  I can just see her smiling at her gift.


I know it's difficult to tell the color.  My mad camera skills aren't really that amazing.  The walls are a velvety taupe color that make the room come alive with A H H H H !!


Which is just what I was going for.  REST.  I'm not going to miss sleeping next door to the kitchen where the people who aren't paying the bills stay up cooking snacks all hours of the night.  Ya know, because they live on 3rd shift and all.

I can't wait to finish all the other rooms.  My feet, legs & back are saying otherwise.  They can wait.  But selling a house is strategic.  I don't want to miss out on an opportunity to pass my keys off to some other family….so I rest up and get back on the fix-er-upper wagon!

More work to do next weekend…