Monday, March 16, 2009


So for the last few months I've been painting various rooms in the house. We painted the kitchen and family room in January when my parents were visiting. But since, I've painted the entry hall, living room, staircase, and half of the upper hallway. (Literally, the upper half of the hall, the lower half is still yellow.)

I'm just lazy and have yet to take any pics of my handy-work. Probably because now that things are nice and painted, it is time to decorate. I'm having some problems there. I don't want to make too many holes in the walls, so I want to only hang what will go there permanently. So there currently aren't any holes in any walls, because I don't know what to put on the walls. I'm cheap and don't want to pay for crappy art I could probably do myself, but when it comes to doing it myself, I don't think I actually have the talent even to do the crappy art. Painting is hard, and expensive, and I haven't done it in a few years. As for the rest of the decorating- drapes, accessories, etc, I'm stuck buying one thing at a time for the sake of savings. This means everything is still fairly empty, and I'm stuck between being thrifty (which has won out most times) and trendy (which is often more expensive than I want). I also am striving to save (brian's money not mine) for a new couch. There are loooooots of other pieces of furniture we don't have, but I think a couch should be the next big purchase.

Pics of the family room & kitchen:

New Family Room Color

Old Family Room (previous owner's)

New Kitchen Color

Old Kitchen (previous owner's)

The table is technically the same.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Alphabet Tag - W

Here's how you play... My buddy Audrey tagged me with the letter "W". So now I have to list 10 things I love that start with that letter. So here it goes…...

1. Wool- it is my new art medium and it is so much fun and reusable!
2. Wonder Woman- fave super hero since child hood. (I should get double points for the double w.)
3. White Space- any good designer or creator knows you need to have white space and use it well.
4. Water- my preferred drink since childhood.
5. Window Treatments- I obsess over every window but only have one window with nice curtains.
6. Wet dogs- well just my dog. She runs around the house rubbing her nose on the carpet and inevitably is so excited she runs into a wall.
7. Walking- who doesn't.
8. Waffles- yum.
9. Wiggling- I always do.
10. Whales.

I tag:
Heidi (D)
Karianne (P)
Amanda Ball (B)
Annie Cechini (G)
Amy Van den eihkof (A)