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Week 5 Progress

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Knowing company is coming can motivate a person to get busy on their home.  Knowing several of those guests are active elementary and junior high students really motivates me to get the house de cluttered and ready for the crowd.

Here is the weekend progress:

1.  The Guest Room is now presentable.  There are still areas that need touch ups.

  • The walls got painted.
  • A set of donated shuttered got painted and hung on the wall.
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  • Art, a mirror, and a window got hung.
  • New curtain rod.

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2.  This awesome light now hangs where the light I lovingly called the pool table light was over the bar.

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The awesome after.

3.  A section of the bathroom now is under way.  The mirror will be framed with rustic wood and the bathroom cabinets will be painted white. The rest of the bathroom needs to be painted still.  The color is a pale bluish green.  Never judge a color until the old paint is out of the way.  Look at them together… yuck.

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During… did you notice the name of the bathroom hardware?  I did not until I edited the picture.

You have to wait to see the bathroom.  Sorry.  I want you to see the full effect once it is done.

We also did some really boring but necessary things like mow, organize closets, and unpack boxes.

Then… the fun started.

5 kids and their parents showed up.  They played, they explored, they fished, they ate s’mores, they went tubing, jet skiing, they threw the frisbee for the dog, they played nines, the ate… A Lot.  Those kids can flat eat.

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We were sad to see them go.

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This week I am going to give you our tricks for feeding a crowd and a few hints for Christmas presents if you have outdoor space.

Happy belated Labor Day to all of us who get up every day and go to work.

Have a great week.

Blessings,

Karen

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The Green Bedroom Is Coming Together

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Have you missed me?  I will bet not, but I have missed having finished projects to write about.  We finally have a minute to breathe and start dressing the house.  It is nice to not be opening boxes.   Most of my house is almost put together, but none of it is done. F.r.u.s.t.r.a.t.i.o.n.  The first room that I feel like is almost there is our green and coral guest room.  It didn’t hurt that the walls were already painted a pleasant color I could work with.  After one week of hard work we have it almost finished…I think…for now anyway. The smallest guest room is finished except for some way to display my milk glass and something interesting to go over the bed. I am still thinking about those projects, but something will come to me. Any ideas?  I also have a coral accent piece in mind, eventually.

The links below will take you to the projects that were added to this bedroom.

The French Provincial dresser is in place.

French Provincial Dresser

I did not love the mirror that came with the set with the dresser in this room, so I used a few of my vintage mirrors over the dresser along with a frame from my gray bedroom there. I like the look!

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The bedding was my grandmother’s and so were the milk glass lamps on the night stands.  I love that they have found a home in this peaceful room.

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The rocker was my dad’s great grandmother’s. It needs to be re-caned, but I love that she sat in this chair so many years that she wore the cane out on one side, We bought the quilt years ago and I am always happy to find a place for the flower basket pattern.

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The coral accents on the milk glass lamp, pillow and table legs add to the green, black and white theme.

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The flowers were from Baby Boy’s wedding to Sweet Amanda and the Follow Your Heart sign was a Goodwill find for .99.

I love the chalkboard above the black rail. It is fun to be able to change the quote when the mood strikes.

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The clock has bounced around my offices, our house and the garage but I thought it looked good painted in the room.  The watercolor in the vintage frame I painted circa 1988.  My parents had it in their room for a while.

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All in all the room was put together for under $200.  Not too shabby for a totally new color scheme and furniture.

The dresser and headboard were purchased for $80.00 and painted for $15.00.  The mirror went home with my friend Shahana.  She has the perfect spot for it.

The curtains were inexpensive black panels from Walmart and the white shears were on clearance at Anna’s.  They have a nice little embroidered swirl on the fabric. The whole window was dressed for $30.00.

There was no cost for the end tables. Roadside finds and left over paint.  The silver owls and other accents were picked up for the yellow and gray bedroom side tables.

Add in a $20,00 World Market shade and a 12.00 accent pillow and I am done for today.