I’ll readily admit I have really been a bad blogger lately and I do apologize to those of you who come here looking for updates on the house in Hooterville.
Here’s a small sampling of why I haven’t been blogging much.
I tweaked and then repainted a rack I purchased at HomeGoods, making it into a combination towel rack and small shelf for the new bathroom. (Towel rack functions beautifully, and is unique and unexpected but not sure I’m happy with the accessories yet.)
Finally, 7 months after the kitchen re-do, I spent 2 days emptying drawers in the new kitchen and lining them with pretty shelf paper. In all fairness though, it did take me that long to locate this Contact paper I had seen many months before the kitchen was even started. I was hesitant to buy it then, not knowing how much I was going to need and then afterwards, nobody seemed to have it anymore. I recently found it at Target. (One of these days I’ll get around to taking updated kitchen pictures with the backsplash, lighting and the few accessories I’ve found so far.)
I’ve been trying to do a little accessorizing here and there.
Some of my walls are no longer bare. We’ve been able to get some pictures hung so it actually looks like somebody lives here!
I repainted a picture mat (and the frame) on a piece of artwork I had used in the other house so it would better fit in with the paint colors in this house.
Seven months ago, when we tried to get the new refrigerator in the house, it was just a wee bit too wide to fit through the door so Hubby had to pop off the molding around the door jamb. I just recently got around to re-caulking and repainting the trim around that door. The door also got another fresh coat of paint because it’s a heavily used entrance/exit.
Reasons #7, 8 & 9:
I’ve worked on the front porch…
the ceiling has been painted a light blue, I painted the shutters black, and got 2 lanterns hung. (Need to make a decision on furniture and cushions SOON…before summer is over!)
Reasons #10 & 11:
I painted a cute (formally white) petite chandelier black and hung it over the sink in the laundry room.
I was Hubby’s assistant while he did some electrical work to accommodate the chandelier. Sorry, no photo available. ;)
Reasons 13 & 14:
It only took about 8 months after installing the bottom cabinets, but we FINALLY got the upper cabinets assembled and hung on the sink wall in the laundry room, and I applied wall words,
“Self Serve Laundry Open 24 Hours.”
(Still much work/accessorizing to do in here.)
Got the valance (that I’ve had for MONTHS) hung over laundry room window.
I decided I definitely needed to repaint the formal living and dining rooms. I felt like the original bluish- gray color (Valspar “Winter in Paris” ) was just a little too dreary (and too blue) for my liking in these north facing rooms.
Now that the repainting of the formal living room is done, maybe I can finally get my furniture arranged so it doesn’t look like this anymore…
And maybe I can get the rest of the boxes unpacked so my formal dining room doesn’t look like this…
Good grief! Three months after moving and there is still no rest for the weary.