We spent the month of July moving into our new house. Some of the hottest days in history were spent sweating our guts out moving heavy objects!! My sore muscles are just now being to recover.
There is no central air in the house, but my Mom and Dad came to the rescue with a HUGE air conditioner, the last air conditioner unit left in Michigan! (thanks Mom and Dad!)
Glad that’s done!
Now it’s on to pouring love into the old, wonderful house.
First up was to paint my sewing room which had wood paneling in it. I will share pic’s of that when I take some . By a happy accident the sewing room is in the biggest bedroom in the house. (yipppeee!!!=)) So it will double as a guest room with one of the girls old twin beds. They were treated to new big double beds to put in their own rooms! They couldn’t be happier about having their own rooms.
Then it was on to weeding and seeding the front and back yards. We are not even close to being done with that. The BG works on it everyday after work, but as you can probably understand I have been more interested in getting the inside set up. This coming spring I will be into landscaping full time.
Next we painted the dinning room.
Here is a before shot taken during the girls’ birthday party a few weeks ago:
It was a really dark tealy-green color.
If you look above the board and batten you can see the color swatch laying there.
Here is the after with my fall stuff out:
We chose a nice light gray with white board and batten and trim.
My dad is in the process of making us a long bench, that I will upholster to fit into the window alcove on the right.
I’ve painted every shelf and hutch my dad has made for me. They were all due for a makeover! The red hutch is now white , and the dry sink is now a dark charcoal gray.
The only thing left to do in here is to spray paint the light fixtures to get rid of the brass, or maybe new light fixtures?
So much better, don’t ya think?
Next up is the kitchen, which is seriously dated. We can’t do a total kitchen gut yet, but that is planned for the future. Including moving the powder room back and expanding the kitchen a bit, and some much needed new appliances. Check out my oven!!!
Pretty hilarious isn’t it? The first night I cooked here I tried to put a baking sheet in there and it wouldn’t fit. Oh my! I’m getting used to it though, and it actually bakes things in about half the time.
So to make the kitchen livable until we can afford a re-model we are going to do some minor tweaks. Fresh paint, some bead-board back splash, and new hardware should make a big improvement. And cutting off some of the bulk head stuff.
Dad was here yesterday to take my cabinet doors home. He is going to cut them out and place glass in them. I forgot to take before pictures!!
But here is a before with the doors down and getting ready to paint complete with dirty dishes from dinner!
Stay tuned for the after! =)
On Monday I made some fall-ish pillows for our new sectional sofa in the family room, and for the side chairs in the living room.
I got really addicted to making piping for the pillows! They look so much more “finished” with piping.
I’m off to paint, paint, paint. We’ll talk soon!
Hope you are enjoying summer’s end.