Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Prime Time And A Splash Of Color

Some of the painting process has begun. Before embarking on the large task of finishing the floors, Nick decided to get some primer on the walls.
There are two colors of primer, white and gray. You can kind of tell what is what, although the gray can look like shadows.
You can see the colors a little better here.
Multi-purpose room with gray walls and white ceiling.
Ryder's room with white walls and gray ceiling.
Nick went ahead and shot a coat of color on all the ceilings too. He also removed the floor covering revealing our wood floors.
Yellow in the main living area.
Ryder's room with blue ceiling, Sabrina's room with orange ceiling.
Multi-purpose room with yellow ceiling, master bedroom with teal ceiling.
Utility room with blue ceiling.
There's more of course but there was a mix up with the paint labeling and some of the paint ended up being the wrong color. Oops, my bad.
Here's a floor view.
Lots and lots of floor.
The next step will be finishing the floors. There's more that could be done painting wise, but Nick's ready to get the floors over with. I don't blame him. I'm looking forward to seeing what they look like!
Here's a few fun pictures for your enjoyment.
Sabrina sitting between both her grandfathers, "Pops" and "Poppy."
Already enjoying coffee in our new place.
Ready to stay!
"Say cheese, Mama!"
Just a typical afternoon at Mom's - sewing and walking dead. And cats.
Queen Sabrina.
Till next time...

Sunday, December 21, 2014

A Few Sweet Moments

Not much to report of the house at the moment; there will be more on that later. Here's just a few cute pictures of the kiddos in our everyday adventures.

Hanging out at the new house.
Ryder and Xander on the gator.
Sabrina trying out the 4-wheeler and Ryder's helping her out.
Hangin' out at the grocery store like a bunch of punks. Cute punks. Chewing free candy.
Pile on the fire engine!
This was Sabrina's first time to enjoy the playground.
Chillin' with Daddy.
Girl time.
Pretending it's bedtime.
Dressed for church.
So snazzy!
Sometimes you have to slow down and enjoy simple moments like these.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Filling In The Cracks

The next phase has come and gone with our house. The sheetrockers have finished and our favorite muddin' man is hard at work.
Looking good!
Gable ceiling.

Gettin' the mud on.
Looking like a real house.
Looking toward the kitchen.
Nick actually said the words, "I can't wait to get a color other than white around those windows."
Here's a sneak peek at my color choices. Mind you these aren't all going in the same room, but what goes where? Nobody knows...except me. Sort of. Anyway, we'll get to see them in action before too long. Can't wait to get some color on those fresh new walls!!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Table Renewal and Floral Initial Frame Project

This post is basically going to be a "look what I did" type of thing. I guess to some degree it always is, but I really feel like I'm patting myself on the back for this one.
I got this coffee table at our local thrift shop for $5. Solid wood, metal base. It was kind of bland, a basic wood color. It was also a little worn and slightly abused.
After some sanding, stain and poly, we have a beautiful new table. I also gave the metal base and hardware a fresh coat of paint.
You can't quite tell from these pictures but there were paint splatters of many colors, water rings, and of course the imprint of a missing hinge.
Smooth and clean. You can't even tell there was supposed to be a hinge in the middle.
Part of the top lifts up for storage. There was quite a mess going on in there too.
Clean and beautiful.
There are also two drawers on the bottom. Lots of storage on this thing.
This project was fun, however it took forever because of disagreeable weather conditions. I could have had it done in one week but it took about a month because of rain/cold issues. But it's finished and it's beautiful, ready to go in our new house!
I also had a smaller project that I recently completed that I'm kind of excited about. I had seen the idea for this on pinterest and knew I wanted to make it for Sabrina's room.
A floral initial in a frame. I've seen them even more elegant looking, but I think this will go good in her room.
I started with this ornate frame with a round opening. I got it at our thrift shop for less than $1. I was originally looking for a round frame, but came across this and thought it would work well for this project. (I actually got two of these frames and used the larger of the two. This is actually a picture of the smaller one but it looks identical to the larger one in it's pre-painted state.)
Sabrina's room colors are pink and orange with accents of black. So I painted the outer frame orange and the inner piece pink.
Then I made a backer for the "S" out of black foam core. (Found this foam core at a just a $1 store. Definitely the best deal.)
For the "S", I bought a wooden letter from the store that fits well inside the frame. I painted it orange.
I bought the pink and orange flowers at the just a $1 store and hot glued them to the "S". I hot glued all the other pieces together and voila! A bold and interesting piece that I can't wait to hang in her new room!
These are just a few of the little projects/renewals that I've been working on lately. I've been busy with several, but unfortunately I'm very bad about taking before pictures. There will be more, especially as the construction of our house progresses.