Monday, December 27, 2010

{Family} Christmas Eve

My brother and Lily. I love this photo!


My computer is having issues letting me upload photos... all are on Facebook. I'll post more later!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

{Upstairs Remodel} Pictures

Some of the first punches... summer of 2008...




The upstairs took a hiatus for awhile.
This is us March 2009. Check out that belly! WOW!



The extra large dumpster that it took to clear out the old drywall, insulation and other junk.





My closet area. The black tar paper, insulation, thousands of staples and nails, and so much other stuff was just a pain to clean up.





What a mess!





The roof line.





Pulling down the junk before we can start it back up...


Spray foam insulation...



See those cross beams (going almost horizontal)? Those were added to provide extra space for insulation so our R factor was increased.






The insulation guy doing his job. It was nasty!


Where are bed will be....



My closet area after the drywall!

Looking from the future TV area to where our bed will be and down the stairs...


Looking from my closet area to the rest of the room...

The window sill. The extra width (2x4) is due to us building out the walls for added insulation.

Zoey checking out the newly painted room...



My brother (the master painter!) helping out. This shot really shows the color. Thanks Jesse!

This is the area that was built to help hid some duct work. The bumpy stuff got smoothed out. It's deep enough to hold my scrapbooks/photo albums so they finally have a home!


The brick was behind a heater (in a previous pic) that was removed when the new HVAC system was installed (and vents added). The bricks are going to be painted (probably white) and small shelves will be added. Or a spot for a few pictures to be hung.


My dad (the other master painter!) helping. We couldn't have done any of this without him. Thanks Dad!

And there you have it so far!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

{Ornaments} Crystals

I made these crystal icicles last year, or maybe it was two years ago. Anyway, I love them. I thought about making them and selling them online, maybe in sets. If you notice, none of them are a like. They are made with clear and irridescent glass beads, jewelry wire and other jewelry accessories. The top "hook" is made out of a drop earring.





Saturday, December 11, 2010

{Holidays} Christmas Decorations

A close up of one of many Santa ornaments. I have a thing for Santas and this one is no exception.


The mantle. The trees and wreath are full of my vintage ornaments. The majority of them are from my Aunt Deb who just recently gave me some of her's, but some I started to collect a few years ago.


The tree. I need a new skirt.


A close up of the wreath. Isn't it pretty?!


The room needs painted, the border needs removed, and the fireplace needs a complete redo. It is all from the previous homeowner and it's one room I just haven't gotten to; however, I hope to get it done by next year. The ceiling is already painted and I need to touch up a few spots. But the trouble is is that I have three pieces of furniture all in a shade of green that could go really green if paired with the wrong paint color. I will try to get a pic of them on here for suggestions. I'm thinking of the same color that's in our bathroom right now (which I LOVE!) but I also thought about a pale blue or a grey/tannish color. Suggestions?!

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