Saturday, July 10, 2010


Homeowning... it's a full time job. With my hubby leaving for camp allll next week - we are working overtime on getting some of these house projects done. Here's a peek at what we've been up to. And I'll be honest... I've been such a baby about just how much work it really takes. {so thankful for my hubby and his motivation to keep on going}

This is the BIGGEST project we have going right now. Painting (er, re-painting) the dining room. Let me 'splain... we spent 2 hours painting this room the other night. What was supposed to be a beautiful "pale daffodil" ended up looking like our 18 month old was turned lose with a yellow highliter. :/ So, plan B was this lovely "antique copper" color. Which, we love so much more. And, bonus, it brings out the color of my stained glass in the built-in!!! Now to just find a replacement for that hideous gold hanging light thing.... Bah! Here's some proof of the yellow - and my humorous way of asking my hubby if we were sure of the copper. I'm a character.

In the living room we attempted to install our new flushmount ceiling lights. Keep in mind neither of us have a clue about such things. And, it didn't go well. We got that old ones down... but haven't a clue about putting up the new - even with instructions! So, the ceiling looks like this -
and the kitchen table is home to our fixtures... until we find someone to come help! lovely.
But, most importantly... our bed project was completed this morning! We recently (and finally) purchased a bed - that came shipped to us in 3 boxes. {gulp} It was ALL assembly-necessary and took us 2 days, but, we finished! And we love it! And, we saved a lot of money by purchasing this kind! I can't tell you how great it feels to not be sleeping on our mattress on the floor anymore :)

I'm tired... this bed is looking a little too inviting right now!


beccarankin said...

LOVE the color in the dining room. It reminds me of the warm wassil I put in our living room.

Amy@My Front Porch said...

Lookin' good! LOVE the dining room color!

Are you sure you don't want to come paint my house for me? ;)

The Sneaky Mommy said...

Beautiful projects! LOVE the copper color! Your bed is beautiful!!! Praying you'll have a quick week while Brad is away!