Finally, after much preparation and anticipation on my part, and a few delays I had no control over, my crown molding project is underway!
Maybe it’s because I’m anxious to have it completed, but it seems to be going sooooooo slow. It was suppose to be started and finished last week but the job is running about a week behind schedule. I won’t bore you by expounding on all of the setbacks but I will tell you, Yours Truly was an assistant to the carpenter one day. I held up the long pieces of molding while he nailed them to the wall. :)
Here’s my carpenter, Neal, hard at work. He’s doing a fantastic job. He’s very, very meticulous.
In addition to getting a peek at the crown molding here, you can also see the new paint color…a pretty sage green called ”Mountain Haze,” which is a Behr (Home Depot) color, but it’s color-matched and mixed in Valspar (Lowe’s) paint.
There are also a couple other projects I’m working on as time permits but none of them are completed enough to show you photos…
#1. The color makeover on my bathing beauties has been started but I haven’t had time to finish them.
#2. I’m still looking for art that “speaks” to me, and the right accessories, for my beachy bedroom re-do.
#3 This past weekend, my husband helped me with a project that I’m really excited about. It involves new drawer pulls and the beadboard-looking wallpaper that Rhoda posted about.
Trust me, after my recent frustrating fiasco of removing wallpaper, I am NOT (no way!) putting more wallpaper on the wall! But, I will say, this beadboard wallpaper is absolutely awesome and the sky is the limit on ways you could use this stuff! If I have any left over after I finish my primary project, I have some other uses for it in mind.
As if I don’t already have enough going on, my main computer, my favorite computer, the one with all the really important stuff…my photos, Windows Live Writer, and all my bookmarked favorite blogs and websites…has been intermittently cranky/ill. It appears it just needed some driver updates so, we’ll see if that really fixes the problems.
But in addition to having the carpenter here 8 hours a day, an unreliable computer has hampered my ability to do much blog reading over the last 5 to 7 days. I think I’m going into withdrawal not being able to visit all my favorite bloggers! It really drives me nuts wondering what kinds of good stuff you are posting about that I’m missing out on! Hopefully, I’ll be around to catch up with everyone soon.
And hopefully I will be able to show you several finished projects before long too!
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 43 years. We have one beautiful and precious daughter, age 33.
After more than 37 years in the workforce, I was fortunate enough to be able to quit my job in 2007 and stay home. As a natural born homebody and "nester," this opportunity to be a full-time homemaker has brought me immeasurable contentment and happiness. I thoroughly enjoy spending each and every day in the cozy comfort of "My Cottage of Bliss."
About the "House in Hooterville": In October 2009, we bought a 30 acre horse farm in a small country town approximately 45 miles from the city where I have lived my whole life. Join me, a city girl through and through, as I try to simultaneously adapt to country life in "Hooterville" and redecorate the 1978 brick ranch-style house on the property into My (new) Cottage of Bliss.