Trent and Julian

Trent and Julian

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Always more to be done!!!!

I really love the fence but the downside is when I look at the other side of our house I want to cry!!!!! It is too embarrassing to even put a picture of!! The fence is falling apart.I am hoping we can tear it down even if we have to wait until next year to rebuild it. On the inside of the house we still need to finish behind the wood burning stove.I already have the tile so it shouldn't cost too much to buy the other stuff(cement board,grout,etc.) This project was supposed to be started ahead of the fence but it got flip flopped so I will work on hubby to start this next!!!!! I hate to be a nag but the house always looks so much better afterwards!!!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Fence continues!!!!!

I wrote about the back side section of our fence that we redid yesterday.My husband really liked how it turned out and what a big difference it made visually that he decided replace the front section.YEAH!!!!!!! We had to cut down a small tree (I think it was really considered a weed tree!!!) I thought it would go fast but took longer .It looks great.Just have to decide on the stain to protect the wood. Here are pictures from our neighbors side before and after and some from our side.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

fence pictures

Before and after

Fence redo begins!!!!

I have been wanting to redo our fence since we bought the house 3 1/2 years ago but the priority was the inside.Today we are forced to redo a section of it.We got a notice from the city to get the graffiti off a section of our fence that was there.When we bought the house there was an abandoned house behind our garage and some kids must have graffitied then.This year the house was torn down and now you can see where there was graffiti.I guess it is a blessing in disguise because I have wanted to redo this fence for a LONG time.I really wanted to start in the front side of our home but now we are starting at the back section.So off to Menard's we go.I hope the fencing is on sale.I will post pictures of the before and after later today!!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008


I have been tweaking our basement/shampoo room.We had waterproofed a wall a while ago and I never repainted it.We needed to remove a step from the stairway to waterproof the last spot in that section.It was such a mess!!!!! So i bought more paint to redo the floor and the wall.We are having really hot weather here in Wisconsin. So I don't feel like doing much of anything!!!!!! I have to FORCE myself to start and finish today!!!! I just can't stand looking at it anymore!!!! Wish me luck!!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Vintage wrought iron bed

Here are pictures of the wrought iron bed.It is an antique. I LOVE IT!!!!!! This is totally my style!!!!! I am going to put it in my daughter Paloma's room. She currently has a white wrought iron day bed (twin size). I know it will look very cool.Paloma likes antiques also !!!! I feel very blessed to have all this cool furniture coming to us!!!! My favorite detail is the gold painted touches !!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

First Award!!!!!

I am so excited!!!! Sandy from Curly's corner, gave an award to different blogs that she reads.This little ol blog received one YEAH!!!!!!! This is the first award and I am honored!!!!! It is nice to know I am not just writing to myself and people are actually reading it!!!! Thanks Sandy!!!!!

Can't wait!!!!!

Later today my husband and I are going to pick up a wrought iron vintage bed.My client asked if I would like it because she wanted to get rid of it.I always wanted an antique wrought iron bed but hadn't found one I could buy.This one is a full size so i am thinking I will put it in my daughters room.i haven't seen the bed and that is the exciting part!!!! I will post a picture after I get it home!!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Living room views

I have been trying to pull this room together for a while.I am waiting for a new leather couch but it will be a while until we buy one.We have been using a futon in the room for now. Last year I decided to throw out the couch,I was over it!!!! I didn't even know when we could buy a new one but I am impulsive like that!!!!! So I have been trying different slip covers and pillows to make it a little more chic!!!! I just bought an ottoman/coffee table and a rug.I remember seeing something similar in a catalog.My rug was a bargain !!! I love when I find things at a good price!!!! Here is a peek!!!!