Thursday, May 19, 2011

I have batten no board! Lurve it anyway!

Well finally I finished painting and spackling and caulking and sanding, etc.  Geesh my arm and hands are sore.  And here is the finished product!

Here is the before:  Yes I am being honest here.  This is from last fall. 
I love how it turned out.  We didn't do the board portion of the board and batten, so I guess you could say it was 'faux' board and batten.  But it really lightens up the room.  This room doesn't get much natural light, and until we add the light to the ceiling fan, which is purchased, just waiting.  Here are a few more shots:
I need to find a few more crosses for my cross wall and we still need to figure out what to put on the back wall. 
 This was taken last night.  I have our collection of old prints of mountains and lakes on the back wall.  Still need to find a few more.  The pic on the far left is of our favorite place, Silver Lake, in the California High Sierras. 

Hope you like it.



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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Happy Birthday to DD!

Happy Birthday to my baby girl!  DD is 18 today, her golden birthday!
Can't believe that 18 years have passed!  Time flies when you are having fun.

I always say we get better as the kids get older!

Have a great day!


Monday, May 16, 2011

A little sneak peek!

So here is a little sneak of how we spent the weekend.  The project isn't quite finished yet, but should be in a few days.

This is the back wall of the family room.  Door leads to the powder room. 

Here it is a few hours later.

Discovered that our walls aren't level and that the stud finder isn't always right!  Probably has to do with the thermostat and it was framed differently.

Before - back wall
After - back wall.  This was the end of Saturday.  Sunday dawned rainy and cool.  After church stopped off to get trim and caulk.  Fun, Fun.

Before trim. 

 With top shelf and trim added.  After DH nailed these in, spent the rest of the day caulking and sanding.  Now I get to spend today priming and maybe getting a first coat of paint on.  It did really go up easy, and I got to use the nail gun!  ( It was my bday present 2 years ago, but never got to use it!)  I really love how it turned out, finished pics, forthcoming!



Monday, May 9, 2011

A new reflection!

As I have stated in previous posts, we live in a small tract house in So Cal.  So my entry is therefore 'small', if you can call it an entry at all!  Back in January I repainted a garage sale find mirror to add to my wall of mirrors, as I say 'tongue in cheek'.  Nothing like the cool wall of mirrors Mandi has at Vintage Revivals.  Too cool!

Anyway back in March I went garage saling with the girls and found a few more mirrors for the wall.  Here are a few pics of the before, I had already taken out the mirrors to get them ready for paint.

The square one has some acorn details and we have acorn details on the stairs and our buffet.  Pics to follow.  The scrolly mirror says it was made in Italy!  Got it for $5 and the other two were $5 together.
Here is a before pic of the wall.
See the front door is on the left and the stairs are on the right, small entry.  Well after painting and rearranging, here is my new 'wall of mirrors'.

I repainted the 'N' and turned it the other way.  This is where the hooks are.  I think it goes the other way, but DH disagrees!  I love how they turned out, now I just need to find 2 small ones for over the switchplate and at the bottom of the N row.  Then maybe I will go up!

Here a pics of our acorns.  When we redid the stairs in 2008 we added newel posts with acorn details.  A year later when my contractor was building my buffet, we used the acorns for the feet!  So now I am always looking for acorns!
Have a great week,


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