Thursday, September 16, 2010

Nate's fault!

DH is mad at Nate Berkus! Told me I have to stop watching him, I get too many ideas! The reason for this whole redo in the back of the house is really Nate's fault!! I was watching Oprah one day, and Nate was in a bedroom of a couple that he said was stuck in the 80's. I personally liked the way the bedroom looked, of course I did, as I was watching and they were showing the wallpaper and curtains, the curtain I had hanging in the back door was right next to the tv, and I thought OMG I have the same pattern on my curtains! I then looked around and realized, we hadn't done anything back there in 20 years!

As we were tearing down the wallpaper last week, they replayed part of this episode on Oprah's farewell to Nate. You could see the steam coming out of DH's ears! LOL

I think it's going to look great when it's done, it just takes us a long time to get it all together.

Need to pick out the paint tomorrow, and tonight the guy is coming to measure for blinds!

I know my primary goal this year was to get out of this scrap corner and into a real room. I'm still working on that. Don't want to overwhelm the man doing most of the work! Meanwhile, I'm going to keep watching Nate's new show for more ideas!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Hello there my fellow emptynest, scraproom building, scrapbookers! I know you have been wondering where I am? BUSY BUSY BUSY! The bad news, it's not been with my scrapbook room, the good news, well, there's plenty of that!

First and foremost, DD#2 came home to visit! It was so wonderful spending the weekend with both my girls! We did some venue shopping, just the 4 of us, and guess what? We have a wedding date and place! Exactly 13 months from today! Gives us time to work on that little detail while taking care of day to day stuff.

Second, she finished cleaning out her room! That in itself is totally exciting. I asked DH when we were going to start, and he said after we get home from Florida, IN APRIL! I don't think so!

We have been totally involved with redoing the back of the house. The back of our house is one "great room" Kitchen, work area and table area, and family room, all in one space. For about 5 years now I have been looking to replace my kitchen set. Could not find something that matched with what I had going on back there, and I wanted something totally different than what I had. So glad I waited! We found this place that puts together just what you want, base, table top, chairs, wood, fabric, whatever! Next I found a basic couch and loveseat, a change from the ginormous pit we have had the last 20 years so that there was room for all the friends that always hung out here! Then DH and I started ripping down the 20 year old wallpaper! Came off easy enough, left the glue, which we also took off. Found out we have to prime with oil based paint. That will be next. Meanwhile we just finished polyurethaning all the windows and doors back there to give them new life.

I did pick my color paint, didn't buy it yet, and have a friend coming to show us window and door treatments on thursday!

Most of my time has been taken up with this remodel project, but I'm happy it's getting done. Little does DH know, but I plan on ripping out the wallpaper in the little downstairs bathroom real soon! I already found a paint for that room, and some new accessories. Not much else has to be done there, then the whole downstairs is new and almost finished (we will need crown moulding done in the back, and still looking for a couch for the living room, but it's not a necessity.)

Anyway, this is what has been keeping me busy. Moved the snake to the basement, but we still have him, and the cats are still making me crazy.

This is what life is all about isn't it?