Friday, September 26, 2008

Im not lying.....I have been busy

Here are a few pictures of the things that we are doing around my parents house. This is mostly for my sis who lives in Monroe and Curts Mom who wants to see what we have been doing around here. Everyone else can enjoy it if they want :) Now mind you, my Mother has been convinced that she likes white walls and that is what has been in their house for 7 years. So the color may no be a big deal to you but to my family it is a huge mile stone in my Moms life :)
So in the family room Jay and Curt just finished building in the builtins around the fireplace. Now I am painting them and not quite done, that is why there is nothing on them :)The bedroom pictures are of my parents room. They had a old water bed headboard on their bed forever, so we built them the one pictured. It turned out so good! We also had new carpet installed and I painted the base of their bed. We are trying to make it look as much not like a water bed as possible, but we cant get rid of it because my dad needs it for his back. Then miracles of all miracles my mom let me splurge and buy new, somewhat expensive lamps for their room. Miracles do happen people :)
Then of course the new tile all through out the entry and kitchen. It looks like I am doing a lot of work but Curt did the majority. He is such a great man!
Basically every wall in the house has colored paint on it and it looks awesome. Im trying to convince my Mom to paint the cabinets in the kitchen white but I think she is starting to tune my ideas out. I think I overwhelm her a bit. Slowly I am determined to wear her down. The picture of the front door is also a small miracle because my parents let me get new hardware and it makes the door look so nice. The random paint next to it is my big mistake in the color of paint that I bought. It looked so nice on the swatch but turned out to be a horrible yellow color. I love yellow but not this yellow and it just looked wrong in her house. So I had to paint small patches of paint everywhere until I found the right color. Finally I did and it looks great! I also made covers for the couches in the living room. They look a bit disastrous in this picture but good in general. Some day I will be a master sewer.
Hopefully soon we will get carpet everywhere but my parents told me that I need to quit spending money everywhere else so that they can spend it on carpet. Ha!