Trent and Julian

Trent and Julian

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


We closed in the last steps!!!!! I love it!!!!! Even though the steps are narrow , I think it looks so much better!!!! All I have to do is paint.We have been so busy lately. We are doing a lot of finishing details around the house and just organizing in general.Here are photos of basement stairs.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Basement stairs part two

I wrote about painting the basement stairs.After they were painted I asked my hubby to enclose our stairs as you could see thru them (you basically saw the ugly brick wall behind them) . Also the stairwell was very cold.I was trying to see if we enclosed them it would solve the draft problem.We did half of them and I really like the look . I don't have a before photo but will take one and show the open steps that are left so you can see the difference.The steps are narrow so you need to get used to stepping properly but I really love the difference. I also finished painting the crown molding in our old dining room turned sitting room. I love the crisp white next to the dark walls!!!!!! I will post the photos later today!!!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Basement stairs

Today I am in the process of repainting our basement stairs and part of the basement floor.I think this might be the fourth or fifth time doing this since we have moved in!!!!!! We rewired the light going to the basement and now that we can actually see going down the stairs ,I saw we NEEDED to repaint.So I am waiting for the paint to dry to give it another coat.Our weather here in Wisconsin is feeling warm so I have started the outside clean up.I picked up some left over leaves and finally removed the Halloween spider web from my rose bushes!!!! The kids wanted me to keep it up ,they hated to see it go. I am enjoying the weather while it is warm but it is supposed to get cold again this weekend.I reluctantly ordered another face cord of wood to burn .The boys and I stacked it and I hope this will last until the end of the season!!!!!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010


I forgot to post that we finally put in a ceiling fan/light in the old dining room.We haven't had a light in there for about 10 months!!!!! It makes such a difference!!!!! Our house is feeling like a real house!!!!! At least without holes in the walls/ceilings, oh wait we just put more holes in our hallway to the basement but that is another story!!!!! Here are the before and after photos .Also we changed the paint color to a deep chocolate brown .

Friday, March 12, 2010

Patching up

Today I patched up some nail and screw holes from the wall in the living room.This is where my lockers were at but we moved them to our new dining room/study room.It really opened up that room.So today I decided to patch the holes and paint.I have been saving these pictures for that wall since about Oct.of last year.They have been in my closet !!!!!! LOL Here are photos.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Dressing table

I found a cool dressing table similar to one I have.I wanted one to use as my "color station".I have some clients that I color their hair and I wanted a cool place to do that.I have been envisioning finding a similar dressing table to the one in my dressing room.This one I would be painting so I wasn't looking to pay a lot for it. I finally found one on Craig's list and it needed some work but was exactly what I wanted!!!!! So hubby and I drove one hour and a half to pick it up.It had some missing knobs and was just plain wood.It is a little smaller than mine and less ornate but I love it!!!! So after bringing it home and painting it a "raspberry pink" and changing the knobs it is ready to be displayed!!!! Also a sneek peek into the room where we opened up the wall.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Birthday party

This weekend we had a birthday party for my baby Julian (whose birthday is really in Jan) and my daughter Paloma who had a birthday this week. Since we were in the middle of the dining room renovation and just about finished we had the party. We still have to finish a few projects but the room is functioning.I have been waiting to post the final photos until we finish completely. We have lighting to hang and the tin ceiling has a few pieces to rehang. I love the room!!!! It has made our house feel larger.I also am finishing painting the crown molding . Hopefully we can finish things this weekend!!!!!