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Monday, February 13, 2012

A Lot To Change…And…A Little Progress.

When last we met I shared the first part of my kitchen remodel. Well…today I am going to make you wait for the second part of it, simply because I am not finished working on the part I want to share! ha-ha.

Today I am going to share a few more of the before photos from the inside of my new house…which is slowly becoming a home.

I admit…that with all that has transpired in my (and the kids) lives this past while, I could not see the forest for the trees. (so to speak) My imagination was broken…my eye could not see the possibilities for this little house. It took me a while to get to a place where I felt I could even try to imagine what this house could look like. I eventually pulled my head out of my butt and got a little inspiration, but it was not easy. I was discouraged…let me show you why:

take a look:

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GRAPE GREEN….on the walls…yep…it is a pretty color…if its on a seedling…but on the walls??? Can you guess which room?? (my oldest daughter had this in her bedroom last year...she loved it...me...not so much )

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Yep!!! It is the family room!!! There is a fireplace behind that pile of crap!!! My plan for this was easy: PAINT…and remove the shelving on the wall beside it. My olive green sofa will not look good with this color!!! lol

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I could not wait to paint…It got a nice crisp coat…or 3 of cream paint and it looks a million times better…I will share the after photos when I am done putting the room together.

NEXT ROOMS: Kids bedrooms.

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Don’t you just LOVE the floor??? I think the old owners took the throw rugs with them when they left, and so we will need to address this...

This is my oldest daughter’s bedroom. ugh…The walls and ceiling will get a fresh coat of crisp cream paint…no more old paint….and that floor will be changed to a nice laminate…

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This is the bedroom that will be occupied by my son. It’s a no brainer that the walls and ceilings will go from princess purple…to a nice crisp cream…and that floor…well it is almost a shame to cover it up…ha- ha! I’M KIDDING!!! He is almost 13...a purple wall is like hell for him!

Do you see the dark spot on the tiles on the floor in the corner? Well that is a spot where there are two tiles missing…and they slide…the funny part of it is that it brought back a childhood memory for me.

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Do you remember these puzzles? You know the ones that you have to slide the tiles to put the picture together? That is what the floor in his room reminded me of…ha ha. As a kid my sister and I would sneak these puzzles to church in our purses…and try to do them when my mom wasn’t looking…Grampie would sometimes play too…but Grammie didn’t like it. ha ha

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His walls were a mess…lots of small holes in his walls.

The holes were fixed…the floor replaced…

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…and once I get a bit of time…I plan to build him a closet. His room had this gem instead of a real closet. It is a good thing he is patient!!! ha ha!

This house sports a second kitchen in the basement…and there are two wood burning fireplaces in the house…one upstairs in the living room…and the one in the family room downstairs.

There was a LOT of work to do to get this house feeling less like a train wreck and more like a home…

I have been plugging along slowly but surely…trying to let my shoulder injury heal…while still making a bit of progress…

What? You want to see a sneak peak at what little progress I have made???

Ok!!! I am so glad you asked!

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This is a shot of the first attempt in my living room…from the front doorway…

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I am still moving things around daily…

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This is the view from the fireplace. It is slowly but surely coming together! I will more than likely have it changed a million times over before I finally settle on an arrangement, but for now, it will do…

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This is the little hall way into the bathroom and bedrooms on the main floor…and in the mirror…you can see a little peak at my bedroom.

That’s it…I have no more to share today! I hope you will come back and see the progress as I move through this house slowly but surely making it a home.

I thank you for stopping by today and hope you will again soon. This week promises to be insanely busy and difficult for for me and the kids…final days to finish the sale of my old home, and lot to do…so if you don’t see me around…that is why! It will be another week before things slow down enough for me to get around to even a few of you…thanks for understanding!

Don’t forget to get your flaunt on with me this Friday!!! The post for the Fertilizer Friday party will be up Thursday evening…

Until next time….Happy decorating!

*)*)*) a quick note to my special fan club: I'm not hoping on a perfect life, I'm aiming for a better one, but for now I'm quite content with the mess of this one, ha ha, It keeps me entertained. I live to leave my kids a positive legacy. Here is a thought for the rest of your life...How do you want to be remembered?

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25 comments:

onlymehere said...

Oh, I could tell you stories about what I've found in heat vents, lol! I used to own a cleaning company and some people just are truly disgusting.

I'm excited to see all your changes and new Tootsie style as you turn this from a house into a home.

Cindy

Mary Ellen said...

Tootsie the living room looks great and know the rest is not behind with
your energy and creativity!

Terra said...

Glenda, the before photos are not a pretty sight and your improvements are tremendous. Your after photos show a BEAUTIFUL living room with great pieces of furniture. You are creating a great haven for your family.

africanaussie said...

you sure do know how to make a house into a home in a hurry. what an inspiration you are! take care of that shoulder.

Sigrun said...

You are soooo creative. gives new meaning to making a silk purse out of a sow's ear.☺☺☺

Sueb said...

Hi Tootsie, Your little house has been through the wars just like you and your little ones but you know what it’s come out the other side and is beginning to bloom into a beautiful home a home made from love. To be filled with love and happiness ….and lots of flowers
Take care
Sueb :)

Anonymous said...

Wow you have completed it once more. Some fantastic details here. You've got made me break my comment embargo, cheers :)

Sue said...

Tootsie-I have no doubt this is all going to turn out fantastic. Maybe this house is just the project you needed to put the past year behind. Just the "sneak peeks" have shown how much creativity you have. I'll be watching for the updates.

Darla said...

WOWZER!! Such a transformation Toots!!!! You need a tall glass of wine and a long hot bubble bath!!

FlowerLady said...

Dear Glenda ~ In spite of rough times, and an icky house to start with, you are turning your home into a jewel. I love your living room and know that the rest of your house will be just as lovely too.

Don't work too hard with your shoulder healing. May this week go smoothly for you.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

The Japanese Redneck said...

You wear a big "S" on your shirt right?

Cause you are a SuperWoman!!!!

Lona said...

The previous owners loved color didn't they? LOL! I knew when you started giving that house the Tootsie touch that it would look beautiful and it does. Your living room is seat up so pretty. I adore the windows Glenda. Nice touch.

Sonia said...

You amaze me!! I swear you should have your own HGTV show!!! Really girl where do you get the energy??
I am amazed at your talent. Really I thought you would like all that green!! I can't believe someone would paint their walls that color...the cream looks amazing! Girl I need some of your energy! Can't wait to see what you do next!
Miss Bloomers

Lori E said...

I was shocked, completely shocked and not over what was in your heat vents. We all have that mess.
No, I was shocked by the transformation on your living room. That is seriously beautiful. You deserve a huge pat on the back.

sabri said...

looks great..i love the glass door and ladder against the walls..starting to look like home..i bet your glad you can sit somewhere and feel the accomplishment of the room and relax...a bit..love you too...and thanks for stopping by...just got home from tennesse...and i am wiped out...on my way to work now..hope to share a post soon..xoxo

sabri said...

friends can be valentines too..happy valentines day..to one of my very best buddies..to whom we have shared alot...love you ~sabrina~

Gatsbys Gardens said...

You will do a great job making this house your own. I love what you have accomplished so far.

Eileen

Betty819 said...

Glenda..you have done an amazing job in that short period of time! Can't wait to see the rest. I have a feeling that the previous owners went to the paint store and bought some OPPS! Paint..more like Apple Green in that one room. Thinking of you and the kids today. How did "Buzy's" birthday party come out yesterday? I know you made it special for her and her friends.

Betty819 said...

Speaking of duct work..at our first house we purchased in 1967, a neighbor's son used to drop quarters in the heat registers and when they sold that house and moved, we became friends with the new owners and still are but don't know where all those quarters went but they were never found when they replaced the furnace.

Helen said...

Glenda - I'm stunned at the transformation in your family room! It's absolutely gorgeous....and I'm not a bit surprised :o)

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Nice work!! Your living room is wonderful! Thanks for sharing all your hard work with us!
Warmly,
deb

Becca's Dirt said...

It looks like you have done a lot there already. It is so much work moving a fixing up a place. But it will be what you want it to be. Love how you used the glass doors in the livingroom. I'm picking up some ideas off of you.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

How do I want to be remembered..not sure but certainly with love.
What you have done so far with your living room is wonderful. I think it's beautiful. I've been here three years and am still changing things! :)
I've seen what you can do when you get a thought to remodel something. YOU are not to be trifled with! :) Cannot wait to see your new home completed. Thanks for sharing with us. :)

siteseer said...

you are making fabulous progress!!!! keep it up

Dirt Princess said...

Looking good!!!It is all coming together! You know where to find me if you need some help ;-)