Friday, March 9, 2012

Starting again

As crazy as it sounds, I am getting ready to do it again!  I have tried living with the neutral colors of this house for almost three years now- and it ain't workin! I have started gathering ideas and inspiration to do it all over again!  There are several pieces I am keeping and working them into the new design, but for the most part it is out with the neutrals and in with some color!
Join me as I fumble through the difficult task of redesigning my home!  It should be fun!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Pictures in Blair's bath

I am very pleased with the pictures in Blair's bathroom. They are photographs I took and one from a friend. (thanks Lee) I photoshoped them into a sepia finish and printed them at Costco. The biggest challenge was the frames. I did not want to spend a lot of money- my original plan was to make the frames, but I found cheep pictures in 12x12 frames at Walmart- took the pictures out and used the frame! His rustic looking bathroom is about done!


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Moving Day II

Today the men and their truck loaded us up and took everything to the new house. What a long and exhausting day. They moved stuff for 11 1/2 hours!

I had my rugs down and ready for the furniture.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


The carpet went in the upstairs den and guest room. These are the only rooms in the house with carpeting. I hope that works out okay. I will be glad not to have to keep the carpet clean, but I for see dust bunnies moving in.
The guest room got a nice frieze (which is a fancy name for 'We brought back shag')

and the den has a low pile with squares in it. It is kind of funky, but I love it!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Front Door

I love my front door! Lumpkin Stain Glass put it together for me . I liked the old door at the restaurant were we eat in Foley. Patricia and I copied what we could from that door, added our own touches, made it affordable, then went with it! Lumpkins is so good to deal with and I love the work they did! Now I need the door knob to make it all complete.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


The purpose of this blog was to help anyone building with the order of building and to mark the progress of our house for our "scrapbook". Along the way I have recommended some of the subcontractors and given warning about others. Today, I am strongly recommending that anyone interested in residential elevators run from Southern Mobility Products. In the process of getting the elevator running properly, Steve (the short installer with glasses) has acted like a total jerk. He quickly jumps to his defences and begins chewing the customer out. Yesterday, he began on me-He informed us that he was going to keep 'making the builder do it till he got it right'. I suggested that he make a list of what was required and give it out so builder and trim would know what to do rather than guessing. He flew off the handle at me. David stepped up and told him to stop, and I walked away.
Do not use this company. This little dude thinks he is educating the world with his elevator knowledge, and he is hard to work with.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Looks like home

Athletic Landscapes did an awesome job on the landscape. They started working in the morning, and by the afternoon we had a finished yard. Shutters and the glass for the front door will give the finishing touches!