Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My Painting Buddy has Arrived!

This is my crazy friend who loves a good project! We always have a blast when we paint and we always end up learning a new thing or TWO! :) Thanks for all your amazing help!

The first day we finished painting my room. It's hard to see my stripes but I do love them! We found this new laser level at Home Depot for $20 and it served it purpose 10 fold! New lamps are in the works and I hope to get a beautiful rustic picture of the LA Temple to put above my bed. Anyone know where I can get one?
The next day we painted the main area. We took the color throughout most of the house. Here is our finished projects. This is the entry way.

Followed by the front room.

Of course the kitchen.

And last of all the dining area. This was our new learning experience. So I thought Emily and I are pretty handy and we could totally install this new light fixture. Well. . . . we did do it mostly right. It was not our fault the builders wired the wires together to a different switch than the one the instructions told us to do. That was our main problem. After a few hours of not getting it right a friend of my came over and saved the night! Another new tip. . . don't follow all the instructions. Put your fixture together first and then take the whole thing and attach it to the ceiling. Much easier this way and you won't run the risk of winding up the cords and copper wires! As my friend told me, you only learn from your mistakes! :)
We also painted the girls bathroom. This was my $30 mistake! I was going for a soft turquoise but it turned out to be Robin egg blue! Yuck! Saved myself the trouble and just painted it the same color as the rest of my house! We were handy when it came to replacing the bathroom light fixtures! Don't they look so much better? Plug for Costco- bathroom fixtures were only $19. I say that was a great deal!
Emily talked me into painting
my piano room the color of my old house. This was in memory for my girls. They still miss our old home. Hopefully they will love this memory as they sit and pout about practing the piano! Maybe someday I will show you Jake's office but its not finished. Morgan will have to earn the right for me to put up a picture of her room, with a room like hers it may be NEVER!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Remember This Deal. . .

Well here it is. . . my new table! One must love the Steelers for providing me with the ability to sweet talk a man into getting me a brand new table! :)