Just as my friend Connie is saying goodbye to her longarm, I'll be welcoming mine into my home. The shipping date has been confirmed, Tuesday July 15, as originally stipulated. I'm sure you can imagine, I have been hustling and bustling to get the house ready. In other words, I have been cleaning my butt off! My home is slowly starting to look presentable.
The room is coming together nicely. Here is the finished window seat.
Gosh, what a difference the renovations make. Before, I just wanted to get out of bed and out of the room. Now I can just sit for hours, reading, relaxed or just being there. I find it so welcoming.
I'm glad that it is finally done. There's nothing worse than sleeping in a room you cannot stand being in! lol
Stephen is presently building the bedroom and closet doors. They will all be painted white.
He finds that the room is noisy without the carpet. Of course he's not looking to put down more carpet! lol His priority is finishing the entrance door! lol
I think it might be the mini hallway that intensifies the noise. Of course, I'm not bothered by the noise at all. I'm just enjoying being in a beautiful relaxing room with functional windows. For some strange reason, all the windows were painted shut. Between brown floors and painted shut windows, you've got to wonder, what where these people thinking? lol
Saturday was spent cleaning the house, washing windows, curtains, fixtures and floors. It so needed it! Boring, but certain rewarding when you're finished and find yourself in a sparkling room. ;o)
The last bit of renovations we wanted to do, if you want to call it that, is paint the kitchen. I have decided on a Pottery Barn colour Wedgwood grey by Benjamin Moore. It goes well against the black granite counters and stainless steel.
Here you have a sample of what the colour looks like. It really is pretty and I certainly do not think the photo does it justice.
The ceiling has been painted, and all the trims are done, it's a matter of getting the walls done. I'll be doing that this week. I'm in the "gotta get the house done" mode.
The last room for me to tackle is the one that will have the longarm. Major spring cleaning needs to be done. Sigh! Then, the house will be totally clean!
I did do a bit of quilting. I decided to do a small version of Cheese and Crackers. It was great way for me to get rid of my scraps. I barely had enough. As least the background fabric is all used up! lol
I'm a bit behind on blog reading. Just so much to do! Today is filled with more cleaning, windows, but it's raining. What a blessing! ;o)
Have a great day everyone and thank you for stopping by!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
I say Hello and you say goodbye.....!
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Looks great and so nice that you can wake up in the morning to a welcoming site - enjoy the fruit of your labor.
The window seat looks inviting! How great to have a room you like to be in a lot. We've been trying to find the right shade of gray for our dining room. I may have to check out your color.
Your sewing room looks so great. Love to see it all finished up good luck
wow you had better get all the renos finished before the machine comes as you will be playing then..........
The window seat is so cool...I've always loved those. Everything looks so clean and fresh, kudos to your hubby who's worked very hard to accomplish all this. I can't wait to see the photos of your longarm in place and also you quilting on it!
How exciting to have the renovations nearly done . . . everything is so clean and new. Enjoy that feeling *s* Can't wait for the long arm to arrive and see all the treats that come from it.
I'll bet that you won't sleep tonight in anticipation of the arrival of the longarm tomorrow. How exciting!!!
The window seat looks so inviting. My husband felt the noise was too much when we removed the carpet too. It was just so impractical with all the traffic. He also feels that it is colder in the winter, but there is no way we would put carpet back down.
How exciting, finishing the house and getting the longarm.
Your window seat sounds wonderful, I love the gray and I am green with envy over your long arm!!
I have been working up the courage to begin my spring cleaning, lol, typically done in April...you are awesome getting that house of yours squared away! Looking forward to seeing your new sewing area with the long-arm installed. Very exciting!
Yes, it's very important to have a clean house in order to make a good impression on your new longarm machine! ROFLOL! Thanks for the link to Connie--I "lost" her when she changed blogs!
Boy -- what a dream to have an all clean house! It's all looking so pretty -- love that blue!
The window seat looks so inviting. We have some windows that are painted shut as well, one day these will be tackled. How exciting to be getting ready for the long arm, I look forward to seeing what you do.
Oh it all looks so wonderful. What a good idea window seating is.
The whole room looks so inviting and warm! Love it! You guys have been really working hard.
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