Thursday, December 30, 2010

Holiday Wishes

 Hello all you blog-land friends! I pray you all have had a very blessed Christmas and enjoy your New Years' Celebration to come this weekend! We have been very busy settling in and spending time with family and friends.  I can't wait to return in the new year to show you the projects completed and on the go in our new home!  And maybe a little progress on the belly:)



Sunday, December 19, 2010

Moving on the

The last few days have been a blur of getting the keys, cleaning all the cupboards, sleeping on the ground(airbeds  suck!), priming and painting the cupboards(needs another coat yet), and moving everything in!  Thankfully my wonderful mother in law put her amazing cleaning skills(seriously, you should see her house, I"m in awe...) to work and the upstairs is spotless for all our things:) And while I had to go to work, many people came to help and some even assembled furniture so all I had to do was crawl into bed when I got that is service people!

Here are some pics of our kitchen transformation in progress as of last night.  Dated stain and handles to new Labrador brown and eventually new hardware!

No turning back now!!!


Monday, December 06, 2010

DQ's Room Additions!

 Remember how my fantastic mom came and got a couple of things ready for baby? Well, here is the a couple of the pieces with absolutely no before pictures:(   But you can imagine right?

The dresser came from Salvation Army for 25 bucks or so and had paint like drizzled all over the top...I think it was supposed to be artisitic.

It wasn't.

So a touch of sanding and a little paint, tada!!!! The green is to match the green from the material.  I debated over doing each drawer a different color but when done, I love this!
Also went back and forth about the handles, but once white they are actually kinda cute!

So, we'll add a change station on the top of this little one and be good to go! The drawers are already full of sweet little onesies and such from Oma (aka my mom).

 Now, for this one...I've had this one lying around for a while.  A little history is that back in the day my mom was all up on the tole painting fad that was EVERYWHERE about ten years or so ago. You know, like this:

And she did a beautiful flower on this guy and painted it a nice blue to match my room. Very nice right? Well, ten years later...not so much:) So a little paint and new hardware annnndddd, now we have this! 

 Crap, now your trying to see the fantastic pictures going on in there right? Well, they will be changed out to baby eventually but for now I'll show you this special little one of my first birthday!!

Don't you just want to reach in there and squeeze the little touche? No? Well you gotta admit the outfit is classic;)