Monday, May 5, 2008

Home and Busy

It has been a whirlwind here the past few weeks. We are all moved in our new home and we love it! Most of the boxes are unpacked but not exactly in their proper places. We don't want to repaint the whole house in a month but we did want to rip out the carpeting that is in the house. Of course it makes sense to paint before ripping the carpet just to preserve the floors underneath. So I spent time last week ripping down wallpaper and scrubbing off wallpaper paste. Did I mention scrubbing? This word is an understatement. That wallpaper paste is nasty stuff! Wow, what a job. I think it took longer to get the walls prepped than it did to paint them. Of course, my fantastic hubby did most of the painting. He is a much neater painter than I am. Then again, I spent the hours yesterday in the yard fighting with the ivy. I have quite a pile of yard waste to get rid of. It is a lovely yard and I'll try to get some pictures for you soon. We have many birds, a bunny and about 6 cats that wander through.

This first shot is of the dinning room. The color inspiration comes from this post. I ordered Amy Butler's Lotus Flower Cherry fabric for the curtains. We pulled up the carpet yesterday (ok, I pulled up the carpet and padding and took out the carpet tack, swept and washed the floor....Mike was painting the living room). The floors are in decent shape but not super. They are beautiful though. I don't know that we'll refinish them right away. We're tired.
Mike spent the afternoon painting the living room. I love a yellow living room. This is our third house and the third time we've painted the LR yellow. I am so thankful that Mike is such a non-complaining work horse. He lets me pick the colors, too. He should be done with the second coat of paint today and we'll peel back the rest of the carpet this week. We have our piano in storage during this process. I think the kids are enjoying their hiatus from piano practice just a little too much!

5 comments:

volpecircus said...

Beth, it is looking wonderful! I can't wait to see it. If you have anymore wallpaper to remove I've been told that fabric softener does a great job. We were going to try it but we just scraped as much of the 100 year old (8 layers) of wallpaper off the wall...and then got the thickest most forgiving paper we could find (and lots of paste) and went right over the top. :) i really hate wallpaper but in that situation, it was needed.

amy said...

How exciting!

Sounds wonderful, love the yellow, going to check out that fabric.

amy said...

ok, I love that fabric!

Jacquie said...

It's so much fun building (decorating and organizing) the nest! Looks like you all are well on your way. Enjoy the new place!

HobbyMommy said...

oh! I've been checking back each day to see how your move was going. Things are looking great for you and your family. You are so ambitious! Congrats! Love those colors! Enjoy your fresh start!

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