Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Is it already October? In my head and heart it's still summer. Maybe because I continue to tromp around town in my shorts and flip flops. The house has been turned upside down. Rooms that were once clean and decorated have been cluttered and neglected. Who thought is was a good idea to live in a house during a renovation? No one....ever! I know it hasn't been that long ago but Mr. R and I still laugh about living out of a cooler while Phase 1 was in progress. Why do we create these very difficult scenarios? We like the challenge maybe? Or we are too cheap to do anything else! What phase are we on now? 16? 

I saw one of my girl friends last week and she asked if I had put up my Halloween decorations. I love Halloween, i love dressing up, I love wigs, I love a Tootsie rolls....please brace yourself.... I do not love Halloween decorations. Stop gasping already, I'm just not into it ok. I enjoy other people who go all out with fake cob webs and styrofoam tombstones but it ain't happening at this house folks. It's like seasonal Starbucks flavors....it's just a little too much for me.

Despite the chaos I managed to throw out a few holiday decorations. And when I say a few, I mean two pumpkins....they're painted at least! Please give me a little credit.

I scored these awesome big pumpkins at Aldi....never lets me down y'all....for $2.99. These were the small ones too. I couldn't lift the big guys. I jazzed them up a little bit and I am very happy with them. I chose the Charlie Brown shirt design because I always think about those cartoons around the Fall holidays. I am fully aware that it just looks like black and orange chevron but whatever....call me trendy! Hopefully they will last well beyond Halloween and into turkey season.

I also scored these orange roses and thought this little grouping looked seasonal. And that my friends is all the Halloween decorating I got in me. Phew, I'm exhausted:) I'm sure when we have some kids running around here it will be more fun to put up the real spooky stuff but until then I sticking with just getting this house decorated....period.

So spooky!

So now the biggest dilemma of the month, besides bathroom fixtures, cabinet pulls, tile color, and the dust piles, what should me and the Mr. be for Halloween?!?!? We have thrown out a few ideas but nothing is concrete. We celebrate a very PG Halloween with our neighborhood crew. Thoughts and ideas would be appreciated!

Thanks for visiting our little house blog! Hopefully I can post some before and after of the current bathroom project this week.

Happy Renovating!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Hello Hutch

Well I have gone and done it now! Please meet the world's brightest build-in. Good gracious, I am the worst paint picker. I am too emotional about it. I go when there is a sale and I have this weird buying high which leads to emotional colors like neon teal! I am totally exaggerating, it more like really intense neon teal. I made a little splurge on SW Cashmere paint, still 40% off of course. We now have a teal hutch y'all!

You must first see what we started with...

Please note on the picture above there are cans of paint, a pile of keys, and the always important wine glass! I think we had been in the house for one night at this point. Our counter pretty much looks the same.
Popcorn + ceiling  fan = gag reflex
Knocking down walls!

I've got some goodies that have been itching for display. Milk glass collection, Vintage glass odds and ends. Jars of cotton....just like your cotton collection right?

Finally my sweet baby globes have a home. Now I just have to find a place to the 10 giant ones I have. For about two second yesterday I thought about selling them. I lined them all up and was just about to take a picture when I remembered that I loved those round things too much. If I ever do sell them I will have to work out some kind of visitation. Y'all think I'm being funny but I really do love my globes.
Definitely still a work in progress.
Well it's an eye catcher.
Hopefully I will have knobs and handles on this bad boy before Halloween, that is my goal at least. I invited my neighbor in today to see the house and she kept saying how much progress we have made. I can't see it, I guess when you live in it everyday you just see the drop cloths and dust pans.
Ahhhh, finally!
With the hutch re-paint complete-ish I have two other semi big/semi time consuming projects in the works. They have to be finished by next Monday because that my friends is when our pink bathroom is getting smashed to bit. Yep, it's happening....about 4 months later than I wanted, but I will take it.

Thanks for taking a look at our little blog. The house is moving at a snails pace but at least it's moving!

Happy Hutch!