July 28, 2011

Nursery Update!

“Nursery” sounds so funny and fancy to me…

But anyway – the baby’s room is coming along!  We only had Saturday to work, since we had company on Sunday.  Nick spent the day trying to finish up the drywall in the garage, which isn’t quite there yet, but hopefully only one more weekend to have that project all done.  He’s only had help (or should I say asked for help?) one weekend, so he’s pretty much a one-man-band on this project.

While he worked on the garage, I painted!

Here’s the not-very-notable-but-still-progress progress:


Clearly, it still needs the chair rail and crown molding, which I think will both be black.  I have a Caaaaa-UTE! decal on the way for the big accent wall as well….and then I’ll start to think about window treatments.

Maybe one of these days we’ll even buy some furniture Winking smile

Did I mention we finally sold our behemoth desk on Craigslist!?!?!?!  WHOO HOO!  It’s in its happy new home and I’m happy in my (temporarily, I know) emptier home Open-mouthed smile

This weekend? 

Finishing the garage drywall! 

Furniture shopping? Fabric shopping? I need to find another fabric store other than Jo-Ann – I’m never  impressed with their selection.  Any suggestions?  (P.S. I’m kind of a cheapskate if that makes a difference…)

July 20, 2011

Long Time No Blog–The Haps!

It’s been a while since I popped in to share a project or an update, so I thought it was about (dang) time.

We’ve started some big ones that are taking multiple weekends to complete, so they’re not quite done.

First, Nick’s dad helped him put up drywall in our garage (to cover the new insulation, which should keep our upstairs bedrooms a little more climate controlled).  They learned a drywall lift is super duper helpful for ceilings, and perhaps even a necessity.  It was a great tool!




And while they were doing that, Nick’s mom helped me get started painting the baby’s room, even with a bunch of furniture still in there (I’ve tried to sell the big desk AND our coffee table on Craigslist and no one is interested at all! It must not be the season for Craigslist.)



This past weekend, Nick again worked on the drywall (by himself this time), and he made great progress!


It’ll probably get done this coming weekend. 

We also invested in a new garage organizer system which is partially installed.  It’s called the Rubbermaid Fasttrack, and it’s very cool.  Not exactly the old system of 2x4s that we had before (and not as inexpensive) but very useful for getting maximum storage in a small garage.


And I finished with the white paint in the baby’s room….and opened up the teal! Wheeeee!!!!  It’s so bright and vivid and fun!  I love it!  And even more fun is the name of it:  “Mermaid Water Dance.”  (You can’t deny that is a super cute paint color name!)




Crown molding will be going up eventually, and a chair rail will be on three walls which will divide the upper white section from the lower soon-to-be teal section on those walls.

Meanwhile, we’re purging stuff on eBay and Craigslist and starting to think about a crib once that big desk is out of the baby’s room.

And of course, work for me has been busier than it’s been in…probably a year? and we’re just getting over a month of dealing with/stressing about a seriously sick cat.  So….in lieu of those….and with the understanding that this seriously poor quality (have I mentioned we’re shopping for a new camera?) and majorly unflattering picture was taken after a 13 hour day at work…

Here’s the 25 week bump!


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