Friday, February 12, 2010

Well, I had hoped to post pictures of a beautifully painted craft room, in Mellow Mood by Ace reflect the color and feeling I got when I looked at the cover of my latest Country Living (ps...thanks mom for the subscription!)

I love the Blue, I love the white, i love the pop of yellow, and even though the only pink actually in the room is a small vase of flowers, I love it as an accent as well.
Let me remind you what the room looks like now...Yep! Chocolate Brown, Fushia Pink and Crush Orange.

But that is not the end of the story. As took of outlet and switch cover plates, there is evidence that this room was at one point, the most shocking fluorescent green! It is very clear to me that the TWEEN that lived in this room before we bought the house, was given free creative rein! Wowy!

So...on Tuesday, I started to prime...and half way around the room, my step ladder (yeah, the one folded up against the crush orange wall in the pic above) tipped on me! As the step ladder tipped, I thought " I'm only 2 steps up. No biggy " So I quickly stepped off the ladder from 2 steps off. Figured I would step off rather than fall with the ladder and save the tray of white primer I had in my hand.


Yeah, I'm not as small as my mind's eye image of myself, and my Goddess Size body weight was too much form me left knee to handle from 2 steps up.


My knee quickly wanged (is that really a word....spell check doesn't think so) out to the left and I went down hard on the floor. My torso landing in a tote (one of the many in the pictures)my left leg completely crippled and a tray full of white primer down the front of my head.

Luckily Tim had come home by chance right before this happened. After assessing the situation for about 10 minutes, got me up off the floor, but not before we had determined that it was necessary to make our way to Urgent Care. After Xrays we were lucky to not find any broken bones, however they did put me in an immobilizer until swelling goes down and they can do more tests on Monday.
I did take two days off work to get used to wearing and walking with the immobilizer and let the pain subside a bit. But when I went back in yesterday to work, I found this on my desk! My coworkers love me and I love them! I'm amazed at the accuracy of their re-enactment!

Friday, February 5, 2010

New lights for the basement!

Getting rid of the "boob" lights that are currently in the basement! Yahoo!
these will fit the decor and style much better!

Sconce for the stairway!

Ceiling fixutre x 3

Floor Lamp

Thursday, February 4, 2010

In the mood.....booo-oy!

Ok, not really. But we're setting the stage for a Valentine's party Becca and I will be hosting next week! I've done a very similar craft last year for Easter if you have followed my other blog for that long. Easy peasy...

Here's what we used:
Clear contact paper
craft paint
embroidery floss
paper scraps

Here's what i did:
I took off the backing from the contact paper, and taped the contact paper to the table using blue tape. Sticky side up. Let'er loose! Becca painted with a passion, used scraps to just decorate and have fun. When she was finished decorating, and she was out of the room (her help was more of a hinder at this point!) I cut another piece of contact paper the same size, took of the backing and then laid it down on top of the first. Sticky side down.

I then took the creative liberty (or maybe it was the adult scissoring skill) to cut hearts out, punch holes and tie ribbon/thread and hang in our dinningroom! Great sun catchers (where there is sun), But it turns out the blinding light from the snow does the job also! lol.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My promises are real! I promise!

Ok, so its been a month now that Becca started Preschool 3 days a week. You would think that I would have time to blog! Well...some times I do at times have a moment...but mostly its spent making this house our home!
My living room furniture came! Here are some pics in a mini tour...but come see it for yourself instead! Pictures don't do it justice!



Here it is, in all its glory! The long awaited dinning room table! Its ready for 6 at all times, but we can add another leaf and fit 8 very easily! I love it! And I love my hutch being a center piece like it was meant to be when my very talented Dad made it! I love that it will forever be in my family and will be Becca's when I'm gone. I still need to find some spring-y green for the basket on the left, but I'm happy with the effect I'm getting already!
This is a shot looking from the dinningroom/kitchen into the living room. Mom had this perfectly blue window that she no longer wanted to use and knew it would be perfect right here! She was right! Why do we doubt her? lol.

Thank God for storage! Let me say that ALL of this was in my entertainment center at the old house. This is not how it always looks. Give Becca just 30 minutes in her playroom after we pick it up and you might find 5 things left on the shelves. MIGHT.

This is her play area across for the shelves. She is found here playing in her kitchen playing restaurant or being a creative genius at her easel!

This vinyl wall art was ordered from UpperCaseLiving. Very cool stuff. Styles, words, designs, colors...all your choice. You can even create your very own!
The beautiful little frosted mirrored knobs on her dresser popped off during the move. These knobs were the perfect finishing touch on her nursery when she was a newborn. They were exquisitely girl-y. I do think now that something a bit more lively is in order for this punk! Exquisitely girl-y is just not her anymore! It really hadn't been added to my "Project" list yet. However, seeing this picture has changed that!

Ok, so thats what I've got for you at the moment!
The family room is complete now also, however a little monster with name the starts with B and ends in ecca has made a mess of it. So pictures will come soon.
The craft room is my next big project. I've finally gotten things put away or unpacked and into more permanent homes and ready to paint the "tween" right out of that room and make it a "clean and creative" space!