family, Feench Provincial, mid-life, moving, Star Hill

Making Lists

I am one of those folk. When I am stressed, I make lists. I feel a sense of accomplishment when everything on the list is done. Am I alone? When we were getting prepared to move Hubby and I walked room by room looking at what needed to be done. Hubby was fine with that. What he did not love was me typing up everything that needed doing, dividing the jobs between us and expecting the stuff to get done. I posted them on the fridge. He tends to be more global than I am. He is fine with multiple projects underway. I want to focus on the projects one by one and get them done. I LOVE A FINISHED PROJECT. Here is my list of what furniture goes where in our new house. I am working room by room on what to put where because I will probably be at work when the stuff gets moved in. Great handwriting for a teacher huh?


I feel pretty good about myself tonight because I finished my list for today.
All parts of the entertainment center have poly on them.

The dresser was glazed, a coat of poly applied and reassembled. Yep. I put the doors and handles back on by myself. Yep. I put the door hardware on upside down first and had to start over.

I got the mirror painted (two coats), glazed and the accent color on the ornate piece.

Ditto with the headboard.

I even got the door that is going to be our bedroom headboard here at Star Hill painted and glazed.

I washed all the brushes out, sorted out the paint and even cleaned up a little.

I am dying to put up some pictures but I refuse to put any more pictures of our messy garage on my blog. As soon as Hubby gets back Saturday we are moving things out so I can get some shots and while everything is out I am cleaning that joint up.

My next project is the sewing machine cabinet. It is going to be Sailboat Blue! I found a bench cushion with turquoise, red, sailboat blue, and green in it. I am so excited to get going on my back porch. My turquoise chairs, a headboard and footboard bench, a fountain,and the cooler will be out there!

I wish I could get started tomorrow, but I need assistance on the sink part of the cooler and I cannot move anything else.


Now, back to my list.

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French Provincial Dresser

I have a new color, ocean pearl, that I love. Our realtor, Ashli would call it ” Gray-eige (gray+beige)

We recently bought a dresser, headboard, and mirror for $80.00. It was not solid wood but I liked the shape and have wanted to try painting particle board type furniture.

I am putting the furniture in our sage green bedroom and wanted something more neutral for the furnishings.

I love the black chair rail so I chose black suede for the dresser top. Because the drawers came apart I decided to add a third color to the drawer. I chose sea salt for the accent color.
Here is the dresser mostly done! I love the color combination! As soon as the Hubby gets back from his trip I will get good pictures of the set.



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The French Provincial Bedroom

Our new house has the cutest little girl room. It is painted a soft green and has a black rail about three fourths the way up the wall. It also has lady bugs that will have to go but everything else will stay. I am planning to paint above the rail a cream color. Recently while searching Craig’s List I ran across this furniture.


It was $75.00 for the whole set so of course I was suspicious of the solid wood posting. When I arrived it was obvious that it was partly solid wood and part particle board, but the price was right and I took it. It is going to be my green bedroom furniture.

I have discovered Glidden Gripper primer. You have to love something that is good for sticking to glass. I can already tell it really does bond to the less than solid wood parts of the furniture.
A quick disassembly let me discover that the drawer fronts were two separate pieces. That gives me the chance to use two colors on them with no taping! Yay.




I chose to paint the furniture a gray green color with a black top and lighter panels from the same card.
The hardware is going to be black.
I am excited to get moving. The weather is cooperating so I got some quality time in on painting today. We will finish everything in the garage by bedtime tonight! It is supposed to be 67 degrees on the morning! I love that!