Friday, July 29, 2016

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Happy Home

My good friend, Jeff, made this horse shoe butterfly for me and Madison in honor of Stanley - these were his shoes.  Stanley is with a great family in Indiana but his butterfly had to come with me.  I was pleased when the flowers started growing up and through the wings.

It's home.

Friday, July 22, 2016

And it's feeling like home!

I still don't have much in the way of furniture but it's cozy for now!

I'm using a set of wicker patio furniture and my dad's old Eames rocker.  The TV is on a coffee table the former owners of this place left behind as not worthy of taking.  I'd agree, but it works for now.

No room for my old treadmill but my little exercise bike has found a spot.

My bedroom has furniture.  My old four poster bed from when I was a kid and this old vanity that I bought at a flea market to refinish.  The chair is also one I repainted and recovered.

I brought this shower curtain with me from the other house because I liked it so much.

At some point, I'd like to paint these cabinets but for now, they look just fine!

I'm open for visitors!  Stop on by!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Beds are obviously pretty important.  Since I was pretty much "camping" until the floors went in, the kids didn't have beds here.  Well, technically Austin's bed was here but I was using it because it was lighter and easier to move while installing the floors.  So as soon as the floors were done, we hooked up the horse trailer and went back to get our beds and set them up.

Madison's was first.  Free mattress, box springs and the cool metal bed frame courtesy of our neighbor, Jeff.

My bed became a bit of an issue.  The frame we thought would attached to my headboard didn't.  It was only a double and didn't have the right bottom ends on it.  Not that it mattered since the mattress I had ordered from Costco hadn't shown up yet.  But Madison insisted we set it up anyway pushing the futon to the side in front the of the bathroom.

It kind of made it awkward going to the bathroom - I literally rolled out of bed into the bathroom!

 And then the mattress came!  In this small box.  Small but 125 lbs heavy box.  Bed was set up but I was home alone...  While it outweighed me by a bit....

I won!  With some careful maneuvering, my bed in a box became a mattress on my bed!

All made up in white - I have always wanted white on my bed...and now I have it!

Last we made up Austin's bed and got him situated.

My little house is finally coming together!

Monday, July 18, 2016

New Floors!

When I bought this house it had builders grade beige carpet throughout almost the whole house.  It smelled horrible and looked worse.  It was one of the first things we did - tear it all out.  Along with that, we pulled out the linoleum from the bathrooms and kitchen which had badly yellowed.

After rooming about 7 billion staples and nails, I had nice bare floors - perfect for covering up with a nice dark laminate!  The guys that came to install it were very nice and worked fast.  I was so surprised to see how much they got done the first day that I couldn't imagine how it was going to take them 3 days.

The first day had 95% of the living room done.

Most of my bedroom and all of my closet was done.
The hallway & closet going to the kid's rooms was done and just a little way into Madison's room on the right.

The next day they finished up pretty early but still got so much done!

 All that was left was a small strip along each side of the kitchen going into the pantry!!

I love it!  I still have to install the shoe molding but it looks so awesome!