Saturday, April 21, 2012

The make-over is moving so slow!!

  Well, I am still working on my home when I have time but with the grass growin and the lawn needed mowin it is going slower than I want. I put this together a few days ago and yes I know the picture frame is empty but I wanted to make sure I wanted it there before I decide what I am putting in it.
Remember the picture frame where I added the keys well I  moved it from the kitchen to the living room with this new accessory. But I am not sure I am wild about it. It has been there all week and still I am not liking it that much so it will probably make way for something else.
  I have been looking for a new piece of furniture. Mostly I want it to be large and antique...chippy and is that asking too So I am scouring the local auctions for such a find.

  I have also been waiting for the painter. He is going to remove the wallpaper from my foyer and then give it a new coat of paint. I am just too afraid to climb the scaffolding again so he is coming this week and I will try to keep you posted on the progress. I am hoping to get moving on things and finally seem the rooms become more like what I have in mind instead of a they are right stand by for some upcoming action.
  I have days when things seem to be a little better but there are days that the grief still win and tries to steal my joy. But I know that I have friends and family who help get me through and I count on them more than they know. I have seen such compassion in the last few months and many of you have had such sweet word of kindness. Please continue to hold me in your prayers.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Mantle

  I have been preparing to finish this room. I thought I would share a few little pictures. I am looking for more furniture and I can't decide if you should see it in process but I am hoping this week to find something that I love.
I have added a few birds to the mantle also. I am not sure if this is the way it will be but until I get other things done this is the way if is for now!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

More Bits and Pieces from the Make-Over

 Now that you have a glimpse at the new paint I thought you might want to see some of the other elements of my room. We did add to the molding in the room to make it stand out a little more and you can see that in the previous post. This is one of the lamps we now have in the room...I love the design.

  I found this idea on Pinterest so I had dh get his staple gun and go to work. That was the easy part but hanging it on plaster walls was a little more difficult but it is one more job done.
This is actually the inspiration piece for the room....oh my...just keeping it real...the computer cord isn't suppose to be there....I will just smile and say you get the idea.
 This has taken me much longer than my usual but there are days that I don't feel like working on it and then I get a little steam and more forward. I am still looking for a couple chairs then I will show you the room all put together.
  I have a painter coming to do the stairwell and the hallway so when he gets here I will take before pictures pictures of that too.
  I hope you have all been well and I am sorry I have been away but I am hoping to start posting a little more regularly. When I started this blog is was so my Mother could keep track of what I was doing while she was in Florida so now I will just have to make sure some of you are enjoying my projects!

New paint colors

I have been away for a while but I have been busy. This is the new paint color that I decided on.