What We’ve Been Working On

06 May

I’ve been cracking the whip more than usual lately. What’s new right?

Here’s some photos of what we’ve accomplished so far:

The duck wallborder that went around the middle of the entire living room was removed (horrible task) and the ceiling and walls were painted. Most of the stuff shown in the photos was already on the walls or in the room with the exception of the new console table, pillows, runners, black and white tree print, collage frame, all electrical covers and switches (they were the standard beige type), thermostat and drapes. I also moved the girls school photos into the living room. They replaced the tree prints that I moved into the kitchen (last photo). I also need to paint the window sill and the closet door. Dan will be stuck with the task of spray painting the outside door.

Living Room 1


Living Room 2


Living Room 3


Living Room 4

Living Room 5

The dining room, ceiling and hall were painted and the chair rail and half tongue and groove wall behind the table were torn out.

I transferred the mirror, floor lamp and arched mirror from the living room. I transferred the fake greenery from the downstairs family room. I transferred the two black collage frames from the kitchen. New things include: the light over the table, the Pergo flooring, the green area rug, the wine table, the drapes, the clock, all electrical covers and switches, radiator enclosure and the gallery frames that need photos instead of the stock artwork. I also need to paint the pantry door and patio doors white. There is also a wall ledge that needs to be put up. And, yeah, the previous owners did not center the ceiling light fixture. Slight PITA. It’s on the “to do” list.

The dining room table clashes terribly with the room color and decor. Dan has forbidden me to buy another until the kids are older. He’s right, but I cannot stand looking at it. Maybe I should start buying some scratch off tickets.

Dining Room 1

Dining Room 2

Dining Room 3


Overall I’m pretty happy with everything. I even managed to order 9 5x7s for the new collage frame. I actually put photos into a frame within one month of purchasing it. Shocking considering Morgan’s frame in her room still has the stock images from 5 years ago 🙂


Posted by on May 6, 2009 in Home, Photos, Projects


7 responses to “What We’ve Been Working On

  1. Rebecca

    May 6, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    I think the dining room is the most dramatic change for me. Everything turned out beautiful, but I really like the changes to the dining room.

  2. Jolene

    May 6, 2009 at 6:49 pm


    Thanks again.

    Now you can see why Dan dreads coming home and wants to work overtime 🙂

  3. BookMama

    May 6, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Wow, it all looks so awesome! Ashley’s room, too. Are you done now, or are you still working on changes?

  4. Jolene

    May 6, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Thanks. I’m never done 🙂 I get bored so easily. Dan hates when I get bored. But, yes, for this year, we are officially done with major household projects. I want to enjoy the summer without any self-imposed deadlines for this or that.

  5. Jennifer

    May 7, 2009 at 11:12 am

    if you get bored, you can come help me. 🙂 i could seriously use some updating.

  6. Jennifer

    May 7, 2009 at 11:16 am

    sorry forgot to add how great it looks.

  7. Shannon

    May 7, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    This looks fantastic! I was just SO impressed when I was browsing over to your blog. I love it. And I’m with you-we’re done our house stuff for awhile after our few weeks of frenzied home stuff.


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