Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Picture's Of My Progress

I have been promising pictures of my progress so here they are:

First some pics of the difference between what the kitchen looked like before a good scrubbing and after. We just couldn't
believe how huge just washing things down
would be.

This was the color of the front door and this is the color of it now. Still needs one more coat of paint but it's been too rainy to try and get that last coat on. Oh yeah, and the ugly statue in the first pic is gone as well.

And lastly here is a pic showing part of the Dining Room Ceiling painted and part of it not. I have done the Living Room, Dining Room, Hallway, T.'s Room, and her 3/4 Bath so far. Today I think I might actually get the ceilings finished. I only have the Main
Bathroom, Breakfast Nook, and Kitchen left. The rest of the
house was done recently and looks pretty good.

After the ceilings I still have the rest of the house to scrub down, wallpaper to remove, and walls to prime, all before the 19th. I have the colors picked out for the front part of the house and the gameroom. I will try to get them in a post soon.
We are still undecided on what to do with a portion of the back of the house so I am not going to stress over it. As long as we can get the front done we could live there and do the back as we have time or figure out what it is we want to do.
Oh and J. made an exact floor plan so when I go to work tomorrow I will scan it in and post it here as well.
I gotta get going, I didn't get home until 12:30 last night and it's already 9a.m. I have to get more accomplished today. Yesterday between errands that I have been putting off, the insurance lady coming by to take pics, and my mom coercing me into a 2 hour detour to Garden Ridge I didn't get nearly as much done as I needed to. I did get my bamboo blinds for the living room though and a lot of great ideas for living room accents.
Ok have a good day all!

Monday, May 7, 2007

New Furniture!

Wow! This was very unexpected.
My mom and I went over to Furniture Factory Outlet this
evening after work and I found this sofa and loveseat that I just fell in love with for our living room. We are pretty broke right now with the house and imminent move so I was really just window shopping. I was shocked when my mom whipped out her checkbook. As soon as we get moved in and settled I am going to start making payments to her to pay it off, whether she wants me too or not. I could never accept such a huge gift, even from my mother but I am overwhelmed by her generosity.

I am hoping to go to at least 3 days a week and there have been hints at going full time from my boss after we get moved in Memorial Day weekend so we will be able to pay her back by July. I just can't believe that I finally have new furniture! We have always had hand me downs until now. At first it was because we were young and dead broke but then it just seemed pointless with small children. Now that the kids are older I have been thinking about it for the last year or so but we have been putting our money aside to fix up the truck so it's more dependable and buying this house. I was starting to wonder if the kids were going to have to be grown and out of the house before I would finally get my furniture. LOL

The only thing is I have to pick out new colors for my paint now since the green I had picked out will not look good with that shade of red. But that's ok, I haven't bought it yet and I still have until the 19th before we have the paint party.

Well I better go for now so I can join in the Casey/Galina speculation over at EN.
Have a good evening all! I will bring home the camera tomorrow with all the pics of the progress I have made on the house so far and get them in a post.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

What A Productive Day!

Wow! I got so much done today. Especially with my mother-in-law coming in to town to help. It was so wonderful. I feel like Casey when he manages to get in a wheat grass shot, starbucks, AND a nap all in one day! LOL

First, my mother-in-law got there about 9 a.m. this morning and she immediately started helping me prep the other rooms while I started in the dining room getting the ceiling primed. That paint sprayer is amazing! If you have to paint a ceiling, especially a textured one, definitely get a paint sprayer! As she finished prepping a room I would get in there to prime it. together we got the dining room, T.'s room, her bathroom, and my son's bedroom primed and ready to be painted Tuesday when I am off work next.

Then she got started scrubbing down my main kitchen. Oh my God! There was at least 20 years of grime in there. I thought the cabinets and walls were antique white but it turns out they were actually white. Yuck!!

After I got done with the ceilings I think the paint sprayer was starting to overheat so I cleaned it out really good and got started scrubbing the walls in the living room.

It also appeared to be open house day at the house as we had 3 family members all stop by to see the house. The overwhelming opinion seems to be how much potential is in the house. First my sister-in-law, the one I visited yesterday, stopped by with her family. Then my dad stopped by and lastly my cousin had taken the kids to see Spiderman 3 so she took the opportunity to drop them off over at the house so she could get a look.

I also got the opportunity to meet my neighbors to my right and in front of us. They all seem really wonderful. My next door neighbor has the most adorable daughter about the same age as my son.

Things are really looking up! My mother-in-law is coming back next Saturday and it looks like I have at least 7 people in my family that are going to come over on the 19th for the paint party. I took pictures today but darn if I didn't forget the camera at the house. I will have to post them Tuesday evening after I get back from the house.

I have more to talk about but we are having a terrible storm here and I am afraid we are going to lose power soon since the lights have flickered a couple of times.

Have a good evening everyone!