Trent and Julian

Trent and Julian

Friday, October 30, 2009

Haunted Mansion!!!!

Halloween is my favorite holiday next to Xmas!!! I love to decorate the house.On one of my cleaning binges I threw out all our old mannequin scary heads so I am re starting our collection!!!!! I decorated the outside a little but things seem to disappear around here so I have scaled back when it comes to outside.Here is a peek at our living room.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Painting the bedroom!!!!

I did a lot of painting projects while hubby was gone.I had been wanting to paint the wall behind our bed a chocolate brown.The rest of the room is an eggplant purple color. I also debated painting our bed off white.The nightstands are an off white color so I thought it would look better than the regular wood . Once I painted the wall, I HAD to paint the bed!!!!! The bed took forever to paint!!!!! I had to do a million coats.It probably needs some more but I am over it!!!! I do love how the lighter color makes the bed pop against the chocolate brown.Here are photos.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


I finally feel better!!!! My husband is out of town for work so I thought I would do some painting projects around the house .I have seen doors painted with chalk board paint in kitchens and love how they look. I have a door that leads into a small hallway and down to the basement from the kitchen .I thought this would be the perfect door for the look. I love how it turned out.I used a chalk board spray paint.It was an easy project but a very messy clean up.The spray paint dust got all over the floor . Love how it turned out!!!!! Here's a photo

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Stomach bug!!!!

We didn't do anything house related this weekend.My husband and i have been feeling under the weather. We have been doing all the right things of being healthy,so this sucks!!!! We have been eating healthier than we have in a long time, drinking fresh carrot/fruit juice, drinking lots of water,taking vitamins,and exercising!!!!!!! I have been using hand sanitizer when I get in the car from shopping.Hopefully we will feel better soon.Hubby had to work today but I am at home still feeling nauseous .Oh well,laundry still needs to be done!!!!! I do wonder if we picked something up from one of our hair clients.Trent works in a salon and you would be shocked at how many people come to get their hair done when they are sick.They will tell us they called in sick from their job because they are soooo sick and then in another breath are like we thought it would be a great time to get my hair done!!!!!! That is a hazard of being a stylist!!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Knocking down the wall part 2

This week we finished knocking down the wall completely on one side.It is sooooo messy.I spent the whole week cleaning up the rest of the house from the dust that traveled!!!! This week we will have to clean up the plaster(luckily all I have to do is close a door and not see the mess).It is getting harder to find extra time to do this renovating.We have had a busy month with other commitments and next month we have two weekend trips planned already.Then start the holidays!!!! Two bad this won"t be finished before the holidays!!! I really do not want to rush because all our other projects seemed like we were on a certain time schedule.Here are current photos!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tearing down the wall!!!!!

We have been talking about opening up a wall for a while now!!!!! The room is a small bedroom on the main floor and it is my favorite room of all!!! We put in a tin ceiling the year after we bought the house since there was a hole in the ceiling and we needed to replace it. This is a very major project,vents will have to be moved and water pipes and electric (we just installed this year).We will install my Victorian style french doors and the room will open up to the dining room which has our soapstone wood burning stove.It will open up our main level and visually will make it larger. I am very excited and nervous at the same time!!!!! Today I was talking with hubby about not putting the doors it just seemed impossible with all the things that have become obstacles.I told him I felt depressed about it.Then he came down a few minutes later and told me he had something to cheer me!!!!
I heard banging and saw that he started tearing out the wall for my doors!!!!! It was a blast since my younger boys started to help!!!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Crafty projects

I have been looking for a curtain for my front door.Even though the door has a small window,I feel like there is a lack of privacy.People at my door try to look in to see if any one is coming to the door or if anyone is home!!!!! We also live on a busy street and people tend to go door to door to sell items.I have a enclosed porch and I try to lock the door if i am not expecting anyone but sometimes I forget and am over unknown people stopping by!!!!! Our next house will be somewhere away from city life!!!LOL!!! But for now I am blocking the view!!!! I made this curtain myself ,I am still looking for trim to add on the bottom.