Thursday, September 26, 2013

And the Redo, Just Keeps On Keeping On

It's time for a SMT post. I have lots of pictures because I have LOTS going on both at home and at the neighbors. And yes Cheryl, we are seeing fall like temps, and I am totally, totally loving them.

So as you know I'm working on redoing the house, so last Thursday and Friday, the last of the hired work got done with the completion of the floor in my kitchen, breakfast room and office. This is ceramic tile, but it looks like six inch wooden planks.

Once that was done, it was time to start reloading. I have not been happy with the board that serves as my desk top since I painted it. The paint didn't stick like it should have, and yes I primed it first. So I found some contact paper that was wider than the board and covered it.

Coleman celebrated his third birthday on Saturday at the a place called Country Pumpkins. It was a great setup and not just for kid's parties. A few of us adults had to try out the tire swing. We just needed someone to get us going.

This is a picture of Coleman and Lucy Jane in one of the barrel train cars.

On Wednesday, my BFF and her DH arrived. Her DH put up the crown molding in the last of the bedrooms. She spent the day hanging pictures and decorating. She also made me a dried hydrangea wreath that is perfect over the bed in the front bedroom, plus I got curtains up. The funny part of the curtains is that my DH has tried to have as little to do with this project as possible. After I hung the curtains with them open and the rod exposed in the middle, he asks me wouldn't they look better pulled to at the top and then back with tiebacks. This coming from the man who doesn't want any curtain on our bedroom windows. Oh and the only window treatments we've ever had in this house are some valances and blinds(and those aren't even on all windows). OK, so this might freak some of you out, but we live 400 feet off a road, so there's not much chance of anyone seeing in unless they come down the drive.

She finished the FAMILY wall, but that's not to say that I won't be adding some more pictures. I really don't have a problem with pictures going from door frame to door frame. After all with families as large as ours, there are PLENTY of pictures.

Today, my walking buddy and I spent the afternoon stenciling her kitchen floor. It's painted white and butts up to dark hardwood, so she wanted to stencil a border along the dividing point to make it look like the border on a carpet. I think she liked the way it turned out, and I know I did.

Then it was home to finish the shirts for my neighbor's twin granddaughters. She's giving them fishing rods for their birthdays and wanted a shirt to go along. We all loved the way they turned out.

From now until next Thursday, I'm going to be finishing up cleaning cabinets and getting my dining room back to being a dining room.

So that's what I've been doing this past week. Please share what you've got going on in your life on Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday. Just for sharing you have a chance at a free Sassy Cheryl image.


  1. Hi kiddo! I love that butt border and the dried wreath. You have been busy for sure. Miss seeing you in t he challenges at SC.

  2. You have a lot to do Shirley. :) Love your pics, shirts and kitchen floor. Miss seeing you in the challenges a SC too.

  3. Whew, I think I will take a nap for you! Every project is wonderful (will admit the stenciled floor and family wall tie for first in my book.) You truly are a whirlwind!

  4. So wonderful to keep up with your projects -- thanks for all the great pics

  5. That ceramic tile is AWESOME! I didn't know they made it to look like wood. WOW!
    I love ALLLLL the photos, but the one of you ladies on the tire swing and the look on your face in the one where you are doing the stenciling is totally cracking me up! Love it girl!
    Thanks for joining us in the Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday fun!!