Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Time to slow down yet?

WOW! It has been over a month, about a thousand staples, 5 rooms of carpet removed, 4 rooms painted, and TONS of boxes upacked. Can't believe it has been that long (but the body sure feels like it). Those pics I promised have now been on my camera for at least 3 to 4 weeks and just now sitting down to put on computer and should a giant HI THERE! on my blog. Pics are now delivered AND we have made much more progress since they were taken. Will add those to next blog. 

Today is my birthday and my personal birthday treat is to NOT do any work - just work on the computer and read some magazines. Just got home from several fabric shops. Picked up some luscious fabric for the Threads magazine article am working on. Just to feel them and their flowing, soft hand is heaven!

First, photos are about a month old but really shows the progress. Tomorrow's post will show what it looks like now. Still a LOT yet to do, but boy is there some progress. 

Abby has found the upstairs window is great for watching everything!


Kitchen before stove and final paint. All cabinets primed and then painted, after removing all knobs, child-proof hooks, and doors


This lovely, gorgeous photo means WATER and HOT WATER in the house!
 
 Washer and dryer for a small space - works very well.

 Starting on the sewing room

 Front room before the pain job. Still have that commode sitting there!




 There were boxes everywhere! and more in the garage....

 Finally got to fix a meal on the new stove. LOVE it!

 To the left is the bathroom floor (tile) and it took about 2 hours of scrubbing to clean. For once was glad it was a small bathroom.

 Front room ready to prime and paint!

 New light fixtures in every room. Removed all the old (and dirty) fans.

Now, the kitchen floor to clean. Maybe a section every so many days????

In just a month there was loads of progress made on the house. Was always nice to find "new" clothes in boxes and seemed to have box after box and after box of fabrics, sewing books, and notions.

Still not finished - will be a while before that happens. But very livable and seems more like a home now. Might have to change the name from Green Acres to something else!

Have a happy Monday Tuesday,
Charlene

2 comments:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Sorry I'm a day late, I'm trying to catch up with my blog reading after being gone last weekend. The house is looking great!

Charlene said...

Thank you for birthday wishes Cheryl! Had a fab day. It does take forever and ever to play catch up, doesn't it.