Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Ahhhh...if he would only clean the kitchen that thoroughly.
Friday, December 15, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
True confessions time....I am really bad about starting alot of projects at once. Oh..You figured that out?
So...Marc HAS to finish the back adn we HAVE to get the office bathroom back in commission (8 people 2 bathrooms doable but not prime) and we have to get the landscaping done before the fall rain sweeps the 400.00 worth of mud into the creek bed.
Of all of htat stuff I can do exactly...nothing. Ewwww..and doncha hate women who nag? yeah me too. so...
I am done reminding Marc abot it..I would rather the house rotted out and caved in than I morphed from awesome, hot wife to naggy mom stand in.
I will be quiet..I will..I will.
It will get done..he is incredible with what he does..such perfection and precision. Maybe haste will fall into place at some point..
Meanwhile i am going to finish up painting and faux graining (I CAN do that) and begin making some curtains...I want to get done with some basic stuff ebcause there are a few ceiling areas that I want to stencil and gold leaf. By the time I get done with this place i know I will not want to sell it. sigh.
Friday, October 20, 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
So I am still flat on my back from pain...which gives me way too much time to think...
Monday, October 16, 2006
Saturday, October 14, 2006
I don't have pictures now but will try to get some before, during and after...
I am excited though. Marc said that he was thinking of making cement steps..YAY! It would be so much better with them....
And he also told me to go ahead and order an electric fireplace off of ebay for the bedroom. It is not the electric fireplace of the 60's...sort of stupid and cheap looking..Now days they have flames and realistic logs and mantles...By the time we get hte house ready to sell I won't want to move.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
SIgh...I wish that I was a guy..they just seem to be able to do all this stuff naturally...
Do you think if I learned how to burp it would help?
Thursday, October 05, 2006
O.k..so out of the blue I hired an electrician to fix the bathroom wiring and decided since he was doing that to put up my wall sconce and put new lighting in the bathroom..well now that there is new lighting in there of course it needs a new wall treatment..the old one is from the P/Os (Previous owners or P---ed Off or whatever you want to call them)and it is ugly. It is sort of an adult If You Give A Mouse A Cookie book..You know..If you give a restorer a new light fixture she will want to change the wallpaper.....
Anyway.so here are the fixtures...and then the 2 pictures of the antique sconce...I cant decide if I like it with or without the covers. Still need to get the wall behind it painted but I am one step closer.
AND Marc did get the wood rot dealt with on Monday..Yay!
Friday, September 29, 2006
The coolest thing! I won a wall sconce on ebay that exactly matches the entry hall light fixture!!!
Yeah of course it is antique. CHA!
The shades are not original as the other light fixture is but I htink we can get somethign to at least coordinate...I am so awesome happy!
Gotta love EBAY.
Yeah..Bad news..when I pulled the back porch off and down we found some wood rot under the house..Nothing structural you understand but GRRRRR. Doncha hate P/O's that do things the quick easy way? ME TOO! Marc has been unable to finish repairing it between rain on the weekends and his shoulder...I am really hoping for htis weekend as it needs to be done before i can put hte back porch up...
and I have definitley decided thatt he front porch stair are going ot be moved back to the original spot..I dont care that it costs money.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Sunday, August 06, 2006
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Friday, August 04, 2006
O.k....the lower one is the before picture and the upper ones are the *i n the midst of* pictures...I am moving the steps form the side to put them in the front where they were originally. They will be 10 ft wide...which I hope, will add presence to the entry. I will add a gravel path going over to the driveway....The lattice being blue looks much better, I think. The autumn red accent color (Behr Autumn Leaf) will be on the stairs and across the horizontal trim on the upper porch..below the roof. The white will be the vertical trim...
Now that you are updated thus far...I am going back to taping the hall to finish the faux trim...