Peace, Love & Harmony
|Our New Baby! What a great computer! We wanted this one so bad & we got it! Apples are the bomb dot com.|
|Look at that dreamy keyboard. It's like typing on a cloud...|
|Primed. No molding up yet. We still need to miter cut it. See that green tape? Amazing!|
|The boxes by/under the window. I think I did such a good job! YAY! Still painting the trim around the windows and doors. And, yes, that is paint *gasp* on the floor. It comes off of wood floors so easy.|
|Taking the tape out from underneath the baseboards after painting!|
|Spackling IS FUN!|
|Spackling smooths out the rough edges and the corners that don't meet perfectly. There were quite a few, but now it's like they always met perfectly!|
|Oh, and to thank me for all the miter sawing I |
|I love love love our compound miter saw.|
|I have about three pages front and back that look like this! I can do math!|
|Progress! This was the first piece up on the wall.|
|Chandelier in it's new home. It's so gorgeous here!|
|Again, the one wall we finished. I was so proud to get that far! Obviously, it needs painting and caulking AND spackling, and I'll add some sanding in there too for good measure.|
|This is what it will look like with the chair rail type board, It's not attached yet, we just held it up to see what it would look like.|
|So pretty. I'm happy with the progress. I expect to be totally done by Sunday!|
|All the tape was up!|
|The two wonder workers! Don't they make a cute couple? I will always use this white for trim...It works well, covers well and is my favorite brand! Behr! Oh and Kilz (Primer: what a name right?), is amazing too! If you haven't tried it you must!|
|The door color doesn't totally match the Ultra Pure White, but until it starts to bug me I'm just going forget about it :)|
|I know, I know! Bad quality. I guess that's what you get for taking a picture of a computer image on your iPhone. You'd think I would have learned by now..|
I found it, friends!! What you may ask? I had almost given up hope of ever finding a cheap old chandelier that I could make beautiful until two days ago, walking around one of my favorite antique stores (River Market Antiques. If you ever visit KC you will find many gems in there) I FOUND IT!! The chandelier! Ahh so pretty, the gold has GOT to go but look at the shape. Literally just what I was looking for.
I feel it maybe was mismarked. One price said $10 and one said $3, so I stuck with the $3 price tag because one thing I've learned from working retail is that they have to honor whatever price is on the item. Even if it is wrong. Even at $10, this would have been the DEAL OF THE CENTURY!!
I'm planning on priming and then spray painting it Heirloom White. I may at some later date add some little crystals as there are some tutorials for that online and I can tell it's very simple! I am so excited to get our guest bedroom looking a little more French/shabby chic. It will also be an easy transition to a nursery when that time comes!
Yet another project for that room has taken off. EEESH, our guest bedroom is making all the other rooms in the house GREEN with envy. We started taping the walls in there to map out where the wainscoting will be. Let me tell you after every piece of tape that went down, I got more and more excited. This room is really coming together exactly how I want it to and I can't wait to see the final product. Don't lie, you can't either! I can see it in your eyes...
Here are some pictures of the taping process. The blue tape is obviously where the molding will go. Moving right along. Woohoo!
That's all for today. You saw the beginning of some projects, stay tuned for the happy endings!
This was taken on a boat in Milford Sound. It is said to be the kind of overpowering place where "poets run out of words"...and let me just tell you, it was breathtaking!
And another for good measure..
Folks, I took 544 pictures on this trip. Blogger would be mad at me if I uploaded all of them, and, par for the course, I don't have the patience. I will, however, upload the chosen ones to my Facebook page so my
LUCKY friends can see them! Ahh I want to go back what a breath of fresh air!
While we had a layover in San Fran on the way there, we went to visit my cousin at the (amazing) restaurant that he manages. It was very nice (we had a $185 bill...) and the food/drinks were wonderful!
What a great idea, and on the CHEAP! Framed vintage cards!! I see a little antique store hunt in my future....
This is Cafe des Amis in San Fran! If you get a chance go there, it is very uppity and my cousin said all the women that come "can barely get in the door because their rings are so big!" But what a great atmosphere.
No I'm not above taking pictures of a beautiful bathroom. I love all the mirrors!
Oh, Hello, Kailey! What, I said I loved the mirrors??!!