Thursday, December 30, 2010

Spare Bedroom #1 - Update

The last time I blogged about this room was here and here . If you want to catch yourself up on its progress go check those posts out. It's been a while. :)

Since then, we have painted. The walls are ICI Deluxe paint in 'Paddlewheel Grey' and the ceiling is ICI's ceiling paint in 'The Plaza'.

We (Thomas) also finished installing the baseboards, crown moulding, and the window trim.

I still need to paint the trim. It is an annoying job, but someone has got to do it! :)

Thomas installed the closet organizer. Rubbermaid. Simple cheap and easy.

This closet defiantly helps getting ready in the morning for work. I highly recommend wallpapering your closets! I love mine. With the new doors and organizer I can actually see all my clothes. I'm hoping to come up with some jewelry organization for one of those cubbies. I also need to paint the closet doors. All in all I'm really happy with how it turned out. :)

For this room I have visions..

.. of a crafting room. A reading room. A dressing room. A guest room?

Its a tall order. And I'm not sure there is enough space for all of the above. But we will figure it out soon. :)

Monday, December 27, 2010

Bathroom Reno - Stained Vanity

We wanted to use up some dark walnut stain we had sitting around..


After careful consideration we decided to update our bathroom vanity. If it did not turn out well we could paint over the stain. No harm done. We disassembled the doors and drawers for sanding. After 3 coats of stain and a trip to home depot for some new hardware we have..


Don't worry, we aren't done. Tiling the floor and shower is next and we are on the hunt for a new counter top. Stay tuned :)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Time

Thomas was able to put up the christmas lights before the snow fell..

We have recently returned from another sweet vacation in Vegas. It was so relaxing to just get away from the busy of everyday life. Here a few shots of the over the top Vegas style christmas decorations.

The day after we got home we got right to business and bought our first ever real tree. A recommendation from a co-worker lead us to Save On Foods for our $40.00 douglas fir. It was heavy, just ask Thomas.

We cleared this corner of our living room and setup our tree stand.

Our trees directions instructed us to remove 1" from the bottom of the tree. So thomas did. And I have started a little tradition with this piece of the tree that I might share a little later :)

Here she is in all of her wrapped up frozen glory.

Starting to defrost and fill out..

I got a great deal on some gorgeous ornaments from RH..

Although there is no topper yet.. I really like our tree. Its simple and gorgeous and ours. :)

Our first christmas in our first home is feeling wonderful. This tree makes the house smell amazing. With a generous amount of eggnog in the fridge and christmas music playing... Cozy is the best way to describe it. We have already had a little get together with some friends where I made a turkey for a big dinner. Want to see a picture of my golden bird? Okay!

We are feeling extremely blessed to have such a great group of friends and an amazing family. Looking forward to many more visits and festivities before the new year. :)