Wednesday, October 11, 2017
It's been awhile since I've posted on this blog.
in the proverbial sense....
whatever that means....
I don't talk that way....
has been laying hardwood flooring upstairs.
After he painted this stairwell...all by himself.
I won't even say how he did it.
Because I can't explain it, nor can I find any pictures that I took.
Which I know I did.
One thing I have been doing, is carrying flooring upstairs.
A little bit at a time.
It's hard to tell because we have most of it covered,
but he has two bedrooms finished.
I have been doing other things around the house.
I decided to do some bathroom decorating.
I took this spaghetti jar
and painted the inside of it with Coral Belle paint.
(I still have half a gallon of this paint)
So this is the shelf by our bathtub.
I still need something on the wall above, but it will come.
I think I'll go soak in the tub and enjoy my little bit of decorating....
as it's hard work carrying flooring upstairs.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Finally!!! We are priming and painting the walls upstairs.
So, we had the primer tinted 80% of the Creamy color. Now when we paint with the Creamy paint, we will still see where we painted, and it will go on smoothly because we primed the walls first. If you don't prime first, you'll be painting two coats with paint because the first coat gets sucked up into the drywall, and primer is cheaper.
Monday, April 10, 2017
While I was on vacation, Dave started dry walling the upstairs. Which he knew I wanted to hire done. So, I'm guessing he waited for me to leave, and asked Vickie's husband, Robert, to help him carry it upstairs....
He's been up there every day since I've returned. Hanging drywall. I'm staying downstairs because one person dragging drywall dust through the house is enough!
Friday, March 17, 2017
I thought I would show you some of the behind the walls stuff that goes on in a home.
Lots of wiring.
Lots of plumbing
Also lots of duct work, and insulation.
Have a great weekend!
And PS - Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Yes I realize it's been a long while. Here's the deal.
Dave has had a very rough winter.
He got that cough/flu thing that was going around.
Then it went away...for about two days.
Then it came back.
Then it went away while we were In Florida...
Then it came back with a vengeance.
Two rounds of steroids and two rounds of antibiotics later he's finally healthy again!
And he's started on the upstairs.
Come on up! The lights are on.
I've helped a little bit with insulation.
So this is the front bedroom. There are two bedrooms and a bathroom in the middle of them.
The ceilings are going to have a slight vault in the bedrooms.
This front bedroom has a balcony and lots of windows. I think we'll probably sneak up here to sleep now and then for fun!
Just a picture of the back bedroom full of insulation!
This room is a closet. Behind that door is attic. Most of our upstairs is attic.
That's all for now....It's exciting to see the walls going up in the closet. It was actually a very small little linen closet and we decided to blow it out into an upstairs storage closet. Why not? There's a LOT of attic space. Hope to be posting more soon!
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Good Evening and Merry Christmas!
It's almost over....15 minutes to go.
Back in November, Dave and I put up outside greenery and bows on our house. It's the first year we have lived in this house, on the main level, and I was going to do it up right.
I knew it would be a lot easier to decorate the outside in nice weather.
I also knew with every day it didn't snow, we were cheating winter. That didn't last long!
We also put battery operated candles in our windows.
And a Christmas tree on our little porch.
When you walk into our house, you enter into the foyer.
These primitive decorations remind me of the Granny Bee days at the cabin and all of the fun Christmas open houses and ornament extravaganza days we had together.
KITCHENOff of the foyer is our kitchen. The dishes you see here are from my cousin, Gloria. They were my Grandmother's dishes. My Mom's Mom. She gave my sister, my cousin Vickie, and me a place setting this year for Christmas.
I just realized I only got close ups of the decorations and no pictures of the furniture that the decorations are on, so I may edit this post later. But this is on a pie safe in the kitchen.
This is my kitchen island.
This little tree is decorated with ornaments handmade by people I know. Including the Santa.
I love having an array of Christmas mugs and I have used them for the last couple of months.
This is a little breakfast nook area in our kitchen, which looks out into a nature area with bird feeders.
If I had to say which room I spent the most time in during the last two months, I couldn't guess. But I would say I have spent a lot of quiet mornings, and fun times with family and friends in this room. It's our living/dining room.
When we went to get our tree I said I was getting the biggest tree I could find that would fit in this room, and I did! Phew! You have to remember that we lived in one room in a basement for three and a half years while we built this level of the house. We moved up here last February, but some of the rooms were still not finished. We hung the last light, in July, a week before Dave went in for one of two surgeries he had this summer.
I said I was going to decorate this house for the holidays and I did! I haven't even seen some of my Christmas stuff for several years.
And while I relaxed in this room, I couldn't take enough pictures. The beauty of the snow, and the sky, with the tree, was so peaceful.
This is in the dining area of the room.
I even polished the silver!
Looking from the dining area to the living area and into the den.
For years I have either bought or made a tree and I now have a little woods that I put on our coffee table.
Remember the Waltons? That's their home on the bottom left of the picture. They live in my woods.
Early morning coffee and a book under a quilt on the couch.
DENAnd now we are in the den. The place where Dave and I spend our evenings, by the fire, and the TV. This is a Christmas tree Mom made for me years and years ago. I've kept it all of these years and am enjoying it again.
One of our porches is off of the den.
And our bedroom is off of the den.
We have another cozy fireplace in our bedroom that we've turned on quite a lot in the last month. It's an electric fireplace that we bought rather inexpensive. We added the antique mirror above it and we love it. It's cozy and it has a timer on it that automatically shuts off. Plus it throws out some heat.
That's it for my Christmas decorations. I hope you enjoyed them as much as I have this last month. I will be posting all the fun times this past month on my other blog and hopefully get it all caught up this week. But for now, I think I'll go snuggle in and enjoy that fireplace. Good night from our home to yours, and I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!
Cindy & Dave