Wednesday, May 31, 2006


My Mom surprised me today with this cool painting of my house on a slab of cedar and anyone who has been to or driven by my house will tell you that this indeed is my mountain home. I love it. She should move up here and make a living painting peoples homes like this. I think it's really cool. Thanks Mom!

Monday, May 29, 2006

Spent a quiet afternoon in my hobby/cabin room making pillows for the couch. I made 2 like this one so that I can easily remove the inside in order to wash the cover since I have a cat who will undoubtedly take numerous naps on said pillow. I didn't have a pattern but I think it turned out pretty good.

Friday, May 26, 2006



Looky what I found? It's a cool row boat shelf about 2ft tall that I am going to put on the wall in my cabin room. Not sure exactly what I'll put in there but here are some things I have around the house to get a feel for it.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Finally took the time to cover that ugly sofa and uncover my fishing lamp and I hung up my fishing rod rack, pretty cool. Ignore the devil kitty who just had to be in the pic.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Ok, I'm exhausted and there isn't a muscle in my body that doesn't ache but the room is really coming together. Still several art pieces that haven't arrived yet but for the most part, it's done, the sofa hasn't been covered either so if you see a hideous green plaid sofa, ignore it...lol. JohnnyB, you're the best!





Saturday, May 13, 2006

The painting is pretty much all done and I'm exhausted. Today we (well JohnnyB and his friend John did the painting but I helped......really) painted 2 coats of maple, 2 coats of green and 4 coats of red, stained and installed baseboards, installed a ceiling fan, removed and relocated a smoke alarm and plastered the hole up. JohnnyB will sand it down and retexture the wall and i'll paint over it and we'll be all done. Now I just have to put everything back in the room and decide where all the new artwork will go but here are a few pics where the room is starting to look livable again.



Taking a quick break to put up some "during" pics. Now I know it may look strange now but have some vision will ya? Trust me, it will be very cute when I'm done. JohnnyB and John are doing a great job!! Gotta get back to it.






Friday, May 12, 2006

It's Painting Day!!! Yippee, I'm so glad to be starting on this room. The curtains are done, most of the artwork is ready so here are the ugly "before" pics of this room. Can't wait to share the "after" pics!



Sunday, May 07, 2006

Isn't this a nice print? It's 25x25 and I'm thinking a strong, bold wooden frame would set it off nicely to go over the sleeper sofa in the cabin room. Painting day is this Friday, I have half of the curtains made. It won't be long now.