Tuesday, March 29, 2011

House update...before & after

If anyone is still out there & still reading my inattentive blog, this one is for you!

I FINALLY finished sanding, priming, & painting the built-in bookshelves in the living room. It was a chore but now that I know how to sand, prime, & paint with oil-based paint, I am ready to tackle that ol' dresser I bought back...hmm a year ago?

The before...
The after...
The plan was to paint the fireplace brick also but I am undecided on what color to go with...
As well as being undecided about "distressing" the white cabinets.
I still need to touch up where the wall & built-ins meet but other than that they are done.
Now for the fun part of filling them up!
The white brightened up the room so much. I love it! & don't you just love the blue in the back??

We also took down the lattice work that was in the front. It looks so much better & opens up the front walkway.


After - no more lattice & a new roof
Sunday I mowed the front & back yard, while AB weed-ed & edged. Then we planted 4 knock-out rose bushes and a few purple impatient type flowers for a little bit of spring color.

We also got a NEW roof last week! Right before we bought the house, we had a hail storm & caused us to have to get a new roof. I am so thankful that is over & done with. The roofers on the roof drove me & Coco crazy.

And guess what? We are expecting hail tonight! Let's hope it decides not too.

Other news...
School is taking up most of time. The TAKS test is right around the corner & it is definitely crunch time. Seems like I never have a chance to just relax between house work & school work. I think we are now about 9 weeks out from summer...saying I'm ready for summer is an understatement.


  1. Love the light color of the book cases! You did an awesome job! I bet it really lightens up the room & makes it look bigger. Keep the updates coming.....I look forward to them. :-)

  2. Love it all, it looks great! And yes I really look forward to your blog...don't stop! Love ya