Thursday, August 4, 2011

Projects, Oh my!

 The summer is coming to a end......AHHHHHHH!!!! It has gone soo fast! I just can't believe that in a little over a week I will be back in the classroom. Kinda makes me sickly (this was my first hint that I need a career change....farming anyone?!?).

As the countdown begins, there are several things on my summer to do list that were/are stressing me out, as they weren't finished and its almost over. So, this past week I have gotten on my big girl pants and got some stuff done.

I decided to paint my bedroom because I have hated the color since we moved in. Here are the before pictures!
Very dark hunter green color. Now, I'm a green girl, but this color was terrible.
You can't really grasp in this picture how dark this room was.

And here are the after!

I am pretty pleased with the results! The color was called wood smoke. Depending on the light, it looks green, brown, or grey. All pretty neutral but I like it! And the trim was painted swan white which really pops and looks more modern. The ceiling is a tint lighter than the walls to add height and give the illusion of more space.

In addition to the paint, I decided to cover the light outlet and the lamp shade in the bedroom with some leftover fabric (that I love!) from the curtains I made a while back.
Here are those pics.
Next on the list is to paint that awful dated furniture. I think I may paint it the swan white color, but I am still deciding. Input anyone?

Kole had his first sleepover with his BFF! It was fun and a little stressful. They didn't (wouldn't) go to sleep until 1am ( I had to get stern). This is the morning, and as you can see, we are having funnel cakes!! Koles friend wasn't so sure about them at first, but after one bite he was hooked. His mom said that he has been asking for them at home now!! Glad I can be an advocate of healthy

Lastly, Nana took kole school shopping and here are a few pictures of the loot.

All this school stuff is a little depressing.....=(
I'm not ready to go back. It has been an awesome summer. These last few days I have left are being packed with activities, appointments, visits, and projects that I haven't accomplished yet.
Hopefully, one of these will be to paint the exterior of the house!!! Ill have some before and after photos when that happens.

Until then, I'm off to enjoy my last few days of freedom!!!!!!


Tiffany Rose said...

I know, summer has just FLOWN by! I can't believe. It's weird because I'm actually looking forward to going back to my job, but I am NOT looking forward to leaving River. :( Sad day. Your bedroom looks great! I still love those curtains. I would try to make them, but I remember you saying that it was easy.... so I'll just stick to buying them. :)

So glad nana was able to take Koley-Moley school shopping. So sweet. Remember the days G$ would take us on our special day?!?!

Enjoy the last few days! Love you and Miss you all!!

Glenave Curtis said...

You are one busy girl! Sounds like you have crowded too much into your summer, but you have had a LOT OF FUN with family, vacation, gardening, crafts, etc. I am so glad you have had a good summer; and of course, I wish for you a very blessed year of teaching. Love you.

Kristi Petrak said...

First off, great job on the decorating and painting!! You made it look so nice! :) Secondly, hearing you say you had to get "stern" with Kole and his buddy makes me think of the countless times that Uncle Randy had to get stern with you, me, and Rachel when we kept giggling long after bed!! Remember the endless times that we went into the bathroom so we could get the giggles under control?!?

Aunt Becky said...

I love the paint color - it really brightens up the space. And those bedroom curtains are great! I also love the light switch and lamp shade covers. You are so talented! Enjoy your last summer vacation days - summer is the reward of teaching :)

Aunt Donna said...

I also love the new paint color. Getting a fresh coat of paint just gives new life to a room. Love those neutrals too. As for painting the furniture - I don't have any advice about how to do it, but I do think it would look very nice. Lowes is our best friend when it comes to getting advice on things like that!

Noticed on FB that your house is indeed getting painted. Hurray for Dads!! :) Enjoy the rest of your summer. Love you!

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