Monday, July 18, 2011

What WERE we thinking?

I walked through my house late this evening and began to get the giggles. You know those, "there is nothing amusing but this is hysterical!" giggles. :)  My day had gone something like this: up early, breakfasts made, lunches made, laundry done, beds made, grouched at the kids to get their chores done, bills paid, paperwork done, calls answered.  Grabbed stuff and headed out the door so the kids and I could go use their putt-putt coupons for a free game which we have literally had for years.  Putt-putted and headed to the airport to pick up Jennie.  She had gone to spend the weekend with Clay (Yay!) and was flying home.  Her plane was early and we grabbed her bags and stopped by the grocery store on our way home.  Unloaded and put away groceries and threw together supper which was rotisserie chicken I grabbed at the store (there was nothing to leave cooking in the crock-pot :( ) and veggies. Sat down to watch the news with my hubby and did one of the things I do best. Crashed out.  When I woke up a few minutes later and began walking through the house I began to get the giggles.  I just had to share what my house looks like!

We are in the middle of a remodel. A growing bigger all the time remodel.  We really ARE trying to find a place to stop! It started with two goals. The booth we used for sitting at the dining table was worn out and due to a dishwasher leak the flooring that has needed to be replaced was now a priority.

First, the booth.  Checked around to see about recovering it. It's very large and I knew there would be NO WAY we would have time ourselves. (Oh, the irony) Discovered we could get a whole new dining set for the cost of recovering the booth. Okay, move the booth out. Wow, the walls will have to be painted in what we call the office-where the booth and dining table was-don't ask. If we are going to paint in there we should go ahead and paint the kitchen and the dining room as well.   Never really cared for the striped wall paper in the dining room anyway...
Striped wallpaper gone and painted-except for the bottom where the wainscote  will go
Jimmie working away on yet another "little" project that cropped up

Only half of the light fixture works so it has to go

A work in progress.......?
Can't paint here yet-replacing this window and the new one isn't in yet

Oh, yeah. Went and looked at this table that was advertised on Craig's List. It's too tall for what I needed. When I said so and the girl  who was selling  it was so despondent, I bought it. Guess I'll cut off the legs and paint it. :)

There was a wall heater here.  Jimmie took it out and patched the drywall. He's getting really good at it!

The wall heater was also included in the wall of this room. Another room to include in the remodel.:)

The patch and paint job turned out okay in here.

Many layers later, we are down to the subfloor.

We had to put tarps down so the adhesive left on the sub floor won't have us stuck to it like mice on those sticky papers.

 REALLY?!  Could we not have just gotten the booth recovered and put down new tile flooring?  NO, no. Way to easy.  Actually, it has been kind of fun. I'm a really good tearer upper.  Now to see if we can get it put back together!!


  1. Ha ha.... Yep, it sounds like the remodel has taken on a life of its own! Beautiful new dining set & paint!

  2. lol Too funny! I can sooo relate! I'll be looking forward to seeing pics of the finished product!