projects

We have begun the arduous task of painting our very white walls. Every room in the house, with the exception of the girls’ rooms and the lovely wallpapered half bath, is white, so boring. We met with a color consultant a few weeks ago and had her help us narrow down a color palate for the house. Since Maya’s room was blue, a fact our pink and purple loving 5 year old was not to happy about, we decided we’d start with her room.

Knowing the choice we likely be pink, we decided to be daring and let Maya pick out the color for her walls. She of course, choose pink. We gave her a few parent approved pink swatches to choose from so we wouldn’t end up with pepto bismol walls. She opted for a lovely shade of pink called “Faded Rose”. She was so excited that her room was no longer going to look like a boy room!

After 2 weekends of hard work on Lorne’s part thanks to an endless amount of oak trim circa 1980s that needed to be prepped and painted white the room is finally complete. I love it, it looks like the perfect little girl’s room. Most importantly though, Maya loves her pinkatastic room!

The craziness is finally over.  Our wood floors have been refinished.  And, let me tell you, I couldn’t be more happy with the end result.  They are gorgeous, even better than I expected them to look!  It definitely makes all the hard work of pulling up the carpets and moving all of our furniture into 2 small rooms worth it.  Look how beautiful they are :)

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When I got home Friday evening from being gone all week while the floors were being refinished I was ecstatic to discover the floors turned out so pretty but I couldn’t quite enjoy them yet.  The house was still in total disarray and it made me feel all chaotic and stressed looking at the mess.  So, Lorne and I spent Saturday and Sunday putting most of our furniture back and getting the rooms set back up again.  I felt much more relaxed afterwards and really started enjoying the new look.

The rooms all look so beautiful with their gleaming woods floors and the furniture back in place.   The wood floors really make all the rooms look bigger and our furniture looks much better against it than the very ugly rose colored carpet.

Project wood floors is complete and now we move on to the next big project.  I’d love to start painting the rooms but I think Lorne has another project in mind first.

Little by little we are turning this house that we love into OUR house.  It feels awesome.

I’ve been gone all week staying with my very dear friend, Heather, while our hardwood floors were being refinished here at the homestead.  While I was gone I decided to take a little break from blogging and make it feel like a little mini vacation.  We had such a wonderful time hanging out with Heather and her kiddos.  As much as we wanted to get home to see daddy and the kitties, we kinda wanted to stay too :)

I promise next week things will be back to normal around here and I’ll have some wonderful posts for all of you.  In the meantime I’ll leave you with a picture of my little princess. How cute is she :)

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