Friday, August 21, 2009

Busy Week


Phew. It's been a busy week. On Monday my dad came up and helped me varnish windows. Together he and I did two coats on the downstairs windows from the front of the house (twelve of them!) Thank goodness for a helper - I never would have gotten it done before the rain without help. (I really should say "helpers" since my friend, Miranda, took the kids out on an all day adventure.) Once the windows were done it was back to the dining room.


The china cabinet was too big for me to move on my own so I painted around it. My husband helped me move it and I did coat number two behind the cabinet this morning. It is pouring outside again today so heaven only knows when it will dry. I never realized how much stuff I'd collected over the years until I saw it all out of the cabinet on the table, but I just couldn't bear to part with any of it. Silly things like my grandmother's tea cups and porcelain figurines - but I want my children to have them someday so I'm keeping them. What can I say, I'm a sucker for a family heirloom. (And we do use them occasionally.)


As soon as I can get everything back in place I will post pictures and you can let me know what you think. Hopefully, before school starts, I'll get my bedroom and bathroom painted - but I'm not holding my breath...

6 comments:

Mandy said...

Looks like great progress--I am so excited to see the finished product.

Indy Mom said...

Can't wait to see it put back together with curtains up.

Allie said...

Wow you have been busy!!!!!!! Can't wait to see it done!

Manoute said...

Wow, that's a lot of work! I can't wait to see it finished!

Rosemary Bogdan said...

I like the blue, so far. It's similar to what my daughter did with her bedroom. I'm with you on family heirlooms. I have some of my grandmother's furniture and even though it's worn and I don't really have room for all of it I'm having a very hard time parting with it. Good luck with the rest of the painting job.

Amanda said...

yES i AGREE HEIRLOOMS ARE INDEED WAY TO SPECIAL. I TOO LOVE THE HISTORY AND SIMPLE MEMORIES OF THEM. SWEET THINGS IN LIFE SHOULD BE TREASURED AND KEPT. HOPE THAT LAST READER GETS TO KEEP HERS AND FINDS ROOM.

YES I LOVE THIS PROJECT AND THESE COMING PROJECTS.

WERE WORKING ON A REDO OF KITCHEN CABINETS, AND ALL YELLOW AND ORANGE WALLS. I HAVE PICKED MY COLORS AND DONE MY RESEARCH OF PAINT KITCHEN CHEAP CUBBOARDS THERE A TYPE OF THERMSILK JUNK BUT I THINK WE HAVE NAILED DOWN HOW TO GET THAT OFF AND PRIME AND PAINT SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT. INSTEAD OF NEW HARDWARE ON KNOBS IM LOOKING FOR SPRAY PAINT MINE OR FIND ANTIQUE THRIFT STORY GARAGE SALE SOME NEW OLD ONES... CURTAINS IM MAKING FOR DIDNING ROOM AND LIVING ROOM. WHEW MAKES ME TIRED JUST THINKING ABOUT IT. I SO WANT TO DO THE K. CUPBOARDS FIRST. BUT THINK WISER TO TO DO WALLS AROUND THEM FIRST...YUK SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE....