Friday, July 30, 2010

Excuses, excuses.... ?

I do have good reasons to be away from blog land. July has been busy with lots of activities, one of which is renovations.

This year, we are doing both the dinning room and the living room.

It's messy and time consuming but oh so rewarding when completed.

I'm so glad that wall paper is gone! Oh, and that fire place mantel too! I think it was added much later. It really does not represent the time period of our home.

Once we took the plaster off the walls, we were able to determine if my plan to have an exposed brick wall on your right (the same wall as the built in cabinet) was feasible. Sadly, it wasn't. The wall was too damaged to be exposed.

But, the fire place looks great!

Comes complete with spider web for that added decorating touch! lol

I'm all set for Halloween! lol

Stephen will be making a mantel for it.

The only brick exposed will be that of the fireplace chimney.

So, there you have it, my excuse for being away from blog land. I'll spare you the living room for now! ;o)

As for the draw, I have all the names printed out and I will post the winner this weekend.

We now have Internet at the Shoppe, so I'm hopping to be more productive in my personal life. I do enjoy blog land and reading from my list of amazing blog friends, but work always seemed to take priority. Now with the Internet at the Shoppe, things will change and I should be back on track! ;o)

Off to do a bit of catching up! Thank you for your patience!

11 comments:

Darlene said...

Hey - there you are! Whoa you and Stephen have been busy!

Needled Mom said...

Oh my, but you have a lot going on there. I know it will look fabulous when you guys get it done. Sorry about the wall as it would have looked fabulous.

Vicki W said...

I have a deep admiration for anyone willing to do home remodeling like that. I don't have it in me! But I know it will be beautiful in the end.

Chookyblue...... said...

lots of hard work there.........hope we get to see the room once it is finished.......

Cardygirl said...

Great to "see" you back! You have been super busy & your room will look great.

Quilt Hollow said...

Wow...you have indeed been busy...been wondering about you!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh it will be nice when done, but not fun to get it there!

Teresa said...

Wow..that is a job and then some. My husband and I used to love home makeovers, but now it just seems like a lot of aching joints to me, lol. I am sure the dining room and living room are going to be wonderful and you will enjoy all your hard work for many many years to come. I would love to see what the outside of your home look like.

Wendy said...

Wow that's some renovation, I know how much work that can be and such a mess too. I look forward to the after pictures.

Guðrún said...

Yes you are all set for Halloween :)

Taryn said...

That built in is incredible. Luck you to have such a piece. The brick would have been nice, but I sure things will look wonderful when you finish. Big improvement on the fireplace.

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