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Friday, August 29, 2014

I'm still here...just busy. Wallpaper, paint, and repairs.

 It started with me doing this...to the living room, the entry staircase, the upstairs hall, and the dining room.
Almost twenty years ago we had wall paper installed and I was ready for a change.
One paper steamer and a lot of vinegar/water and elbow grease in essentially what is 4 separate rooms and I was ready for the painters to work their magic.
 Most of the furniture went to the garage and the family room; dishes and sets of crystal into boxes...do I really have that much dinnerware?  Yep, seems the sideboard holds A LOT and that necessitated a trip to the second hand store to donate some of those accumulated items. 
Some help from Brooke, Nate, and Abby with last minute stripping paper and moving the heavy pieces which were the table and the sideboard in the dining room...
 and the grand piano in the living room...
the family room got the miscellaneous stuff like the paintings, the piano bench, assorted side tables and chairs, and the draperies.
The painter assures me he'll be finished by the holidays; Halloween, not Thanksgiving.  Thank goodness.
So I'm still here, just not "here" on the blog much.  Oh, and did I mention I'm knee deep in remaking a wedding dress for a dear friend?  See you soon (I hope).

6 comments:

  1. I have not been blogging much lately either. Hope to see how everything turns out. Nothing like a new coat of paint to send you on a fun room update. Glad you had some helpers to get you ready for the painters!

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  2. Oh gosh Bonnie. This looks like a huge project! I hope you get things put back together before the holidays! Looking forward to the AFTER photos!

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  3. Oh, the joys of re-decorating. It's like dominoes... one thing leads to another.
    It will be nice to have everything done before too long, and be able to cross another project off the list.

    Have a great long weekend.

    Smiles :)
    K.

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  4. Hi Bonnie! You ARE so busy! Remaking a wedding dress? Is there anything you can't do? You're amazing!

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  5. Wow, that is a lot of work. I hope that it all goes well and that you like the results! xx

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  6. Boy, what a big job! But, you'll be so happy when the holidays roll around and everything is all fresh and pretty. And, we must see that dress!!!

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