Saturday, June 30, 2007

More pics

With the exception of putting her desk together, Breeze's room is done. I snapped these pics before she got everything put up, so it's pretty messy.

This is Kat's mural that we waited forever for. It isn't as big as I thought it was going to be, but she likes it. I still have to finish painting that strip of wall above it.

Tomorrow is crop day, so we're taking the day off. We'll go back to this stuff next week. I think we've all earned a day or two off. ;) Have a good July 4th weekend/week!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Finally done with the wall!

I've been dreading this wall since Breeze pitched the idea. It turned out to be easier than I was expecting. We went from blah, previous owner wall to Wild Orchid wall, to a work in progress today. I started out with a pencil, a template I made (which didn't work afterall), a yardstick, and a level. This is what I started with after that. After taping off alternating diamonds, I began to paint. Before long, it was a family event, and Mom and both girls were helping.
I was determined to finish it up tonight b/c I plan to take the kids to the beach tomorrow. We all need a little unwinding. Anyway, here's the finished product! The other 3 walls are solid Wild Orchid. I'm letting it dry overnight, and tomorrow morning we'll put her room back together. We painted her dresser and bookcase black, but since my Grandpa built the bed for me out of cedar and hand-carved the pegs when I was a teenager, paint WILL NOT touch it.
And yesterday evening, we took off to go shrimping. We had a good time, caught a few shrimp, a lot of things that we threw back, and 3 blue crab. Breeze caught 2 of them, I caught one. Here's mine. ;)
So that's the jist of life here lately. We're still waiting for Kat's mural to come in, and I'm beyond ticked off with Lowe's right now. They said it'd be here this past Sunday, and I *really* want her room finished before she has to go back to her father's. I'll post more pics as progress is made.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

I'm a renovating FOOL!

The house is still a mess and full of boxes, but I'm too damn old to do it the way I used to. Here are a few pics of how things are these days.

Our new stove, microwave, fridge, and ceiling. Still need to paint and re-do the floor. Slowly, but surely. Eventually we'll refinish or replace the cabinets.

Speaking of floors, here's the tile I bought for the kitchen floor. LOVE it! Hoping to get that done within the next week.
And my ceiling fan! I just LOVED it when I saw it in the store.

That's all for now. I'll post more pics as things progress more.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Homeowners again!

Hot damn! It's finally ours! I went down for the closing last week and spent a few days with one of my friends. We closed on Friday at 1pm, and Mom, my daughters, and I started on the house Saturday afternoon. We ripped out carpet and tile from the office and took the bar out of the kitchen. And I have to add, 'GROSS!' Have you ever seen what's under 40 year old carpet?? No matter how good you think your vac is, trust me, IT'S NOT! I won't ever have carpet again. ::shudder::

I also bought the ceramic tile and other shit necessary for installation for my kitchen. And since the light fixture freakin' BLOWS in there, I got a ceiling fan/fixture for it, too. I'm so excited! It's SO cool, and I love it. Have I ever messed with electricity? Not successfully. Have I ever installed a ceiling fan? Umm, no. Wish me luck, though. It can't wait til The Hub gets home in the fall.

We drove back up to NC this evening b/c Breeze has finals this week. I'll be a packing fool b/c I pick up the moving truck on Saturday morning.