Friday, July 30, 2010
Here is the way the Master bedroom looked the first time we toured the house.
The room empty.
Delivering the new bedroom furniture.
All dressed up.
I am not exactly sure what to do about window treatments yet, but at least it is a start :-)
Thanks for all of your wonderful comments. I love to answer each comment, but time has been crunching lately, so please know that I do enjoy reading every word that is written.
Have a wonderful weekend!
I am linking up with Remodelaholic. Please stop by and take a peek at the other remodels!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I wanted to share with you one very big change. Here is a picture of the carpeted stairs as it was when we bought the house.
Down to the bare bones.
The beginning of a new look.
The completed make over!
Aren't they gorgeous?? My brother in law is a contractor and did the work. We are so happy with the new look.
Hope you are having a great week. More to come .....
Friday, July 23, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
So sweet Sue remembered and sent me this lovely bouquet of fresh lavender (which arrived on my anniversary :-)
The really fun thing I want to share is that Sue is having another giveaway. And you still have time to sign up at Alderwood Quilts.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Things are moving along.............
I am linking up with Friday Remodelaholic. Please be sure and visit the other remodels later today :-)
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Date: 14 July
Bastille Day, the French national holiday, commemorates the storming of the Bastille, which took place on 14 July 1789 and marked the beginning of the French Revolution. The Bastille was a prison and a symbol of the absolute and arbitrary power of Louis the 16th's Ancient Regime. By capturing this symbol, the people signaled that the king's power was no longer absolute: power should be based on the Nation and be limited by a separation of powers.
Bastille Day was declared the French national holiday on 6 July 1880, on Benjamin Raspail's recommendation, when the new Republic was firmly entrenched. Bastille Day has such a strong signification for the French because the holiday symbolizes the birth of the Republic. As in the US, where the signing of the Declaration of Independence signaled the start of the American Revolution, in France the storming of the Bastille began the Great Revolution. In both countries, the national holiday thus symbolizes the beginning of a new form of government.
Although we really appreciate all the fireworks, we are having a quieter celebration today :-)
Old carpet out, and new carpet in!
And I think a decision was finally made on paint color for the laundry room and master bath......... yay!!
The closets were also painted. This is what they looked like when we first viewed the house.
This is where I need to find some kind of closet organizers. Two in the Master bedroom and one in the guest room.
More to come!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Kitchens and bedroom space
And what we went to look at - storage.
We found a few little things, but not the closet storage I had hoped for. So I guess the next stop is the Depot :-)
Friday, July 9, 2010
And the white tile has just little bits of a darker color running through the tiles. So my main thought from the beginning was to somehow warm this house up!
So we started looking at paint. But MY oh MY how many shades of paint are available. I was so amazed! We bought little sample cans of paint and painted little areas on the walls. Before long, I was more confused then ever. When we finally decided on a color (Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige), we found out from the painter that the color we "thought" was Shaker Beige was not actually right! He bought a gallon of the right color and put it on the wall next to our sample. Whoa! Someone at the paint store either mixed it wrong or left one color out of the formula. But in the end we liked the "real" Shaker, and went with it.
We have also been spending a lot of time here -
I am SO out of my element in these mega stores :-)
More to come!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
We are in a whirlwind right now, and as the painting is getting done, and the carpets are being picked out, this is the blank palette that we are working with.
I am hoping to show you some of the transformation as we work on it in a few weeks.
Oh and I don't think I showed you my laundry room.
We are working on warming up this house. If you have any questions or suggestions, I am here to listen and share :-)
Hope you are having a great week!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, commemorates the Continental Congress’ adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The document, primarily written by Thomas Jefferson, served as a formal announcement that the 13 American colonies were no longer part of the British Empire and would henceforth be free and independent states. Regarded as the birthday of the United States of America, the day is typically celebrated with parades, fireworks, ceremonies, barbecues and family gatherings.
As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day here in America, I wanted to ask you to remember the family members of two slain police officers here in our city. Our flags are flying at half mast in memory of these two men, who were ministers of the law. For all those who have given their lives in order that we may remain free, I pay respect and homage to them and for what they stood for.
So as you celebrate the 4th, remember that there are many who have given their all, because freedom is never really free.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Don't you love to see projects and tutorials on the blogs? The creativity and inspiration is so amazing.
Case in point. Lori over at Bee In My Bonnet has shared a tutorial on making these adorable pin cushions.
Now who would not want one of these little beauties. Well, Lori not only has shared the tutorial, she is giving one away to one of her readers.
And there is an end of the month giveaway going at Stash Manicure -
Now if you sign up for the Stash Manicure giveaway, please mention that Happy Cottage Quilter sent you over ;-)
Jenny of Elefantz has also shared the cutest "Little Bird in Tree" design to stitch up for your pleasure.
And one more thing. Be sure to visit A Quilting Jewel. She is a young quilter and is celebrating her 100th post with a very sweet giveaway :-)
So take a look and enjoy!