Wednesday, March 24, 2010

It's a start.....

I finally made it to The Fairy's Rest! Monday was a cleaning day, Tuesday was the dreaded day at the accountants office.......I did however, go shoe shopping afterwards!!!

Mama has new Easter shoes!

Then I finally got this dreaded job started today.

Do you notice the sunshine?

It was beautiful and 70 degrees, a perfect day for painting and cleaning.

The picture above is the living room before.

What a mess?? I had everything pulled to the center of the room and started to paint before I remembered to get a before picture.
The walls were a very drab beige and I had one more window to get cleaned and the inside of the window painted. The window to the left of the picture.

Wallaaaaaa!!! White walls sure make me happy!

Yes the blue recliner will be tossed asap.

It has been a lifesaver to use while working down there tho!

Clean freshly painted windows make me very happy!!

I still have to paint the shelves that you see here.

I just can't even describe and the pictures do not depict how much better this day of painting this one room makes the entire house look. So much more finished and elegant.

Of course it's not finished and it's certainly not elegant .......yet!!

The big piece of dark wood furniture is an armiore sp? lol! that I found at a garage sale last fall and took it straight here but I have decided that I will probably use it at my house instead, painted white of course!

Folks may need to wear their sunglasses when they visit here!!

Check out this loooooooooooong white hallway!! So bright!!

How about the lavender room?

Do you think I should paint it white too?

It will be the last project so I should have my mind made up by then.

I was very happy with the progress today.

I had to prep/patch the walls and clean the window and paint it plus the walls

and this is the biggest room there, with no help!!!!

So I am patting myself on the back!!

I will go back tomorrow and maybe tackle the big bathroom.

The ceiling, walls and cabinets have to be painted in there.

One big bedroom and the laundry area of the hallway yet to paint.

A little trim work here and there and the painting will be finished.

We are going to replace both of the outside doors and they may need to be painted too.

I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now!!!!!!

I am sad that we have missed another deadline tho, the Nascar race at the Martinsville Speedway is this weekend and we probably could have had it rented out for the race.


the canned quilter said...

My you have been a busy girl !

Nancy M. said...

It's looking good! I love fresh painted rooms!

Amanda said...

Please send me some of your motivation. I've been feeling very slack with housework.

OurCrazyFarm said...

Oh my! You have been busy! You've almosted inspired me to get that bathroom ceiling painted finally, but I'm just plum wore out after seeing how much work you've done;)) The Fairys Rest is going to look great! That armoire would be great in your house~ it's cute!cute! from what I can see~ great antiquey curves!

Brenda said...

Whew! You sure have bounced back from all that couch time the past few weeks while you were under the weather! The house looks so fresh and sparkling clean with the white walls and clean windows.

Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

Thanks ladies! You guys are the best cheering squad a girl could ever want!! You sure keep me going! Well your cheering and some good strategically spaced out naps on the sofa!!! Don't tell anyone tho :-)))))