Just a quick post.... to tell you.... I'm still alive.,,,,,,,,.. still well......and still kickin'........but just have been SUPER busy with our move to Madras from south of Sunriver, Oregon. It's been a month since I posted... boy times flies when you're having fun (NOT!). Lots of pictures to follow! .... and I'll try to keep it brief and mostly just pictures of our journey so far. (UPDATE: since I started this post, I've gotten a nasty sore throat and cold... yuk).
The move and preparation has been quite an ordeal to say the least. Before we moved here, we spent a couple of weeks bringing loads up in our car (it's a 1-1/2 hour drive from old house to new one) as our truck was in the shop being repaired. We also painted 4 rooms of our new (to us) house before we moved in. EVERY room needed (and needs) painting and everything we did took TWO coats of primer first.... due to VERY BRIGHT and vivid loud colors...... then two coats of the regular paint........... but we didn't get it all done, even with the (wonderful) help of my sister.
|My sister, Barbara, putting first coat of primer over that dark blue!|
|The day we signed the closing papers (with our realtor)!|
|First night in our new house... this was our only furniture!|
|Living room - before! Bright orange! (with a non-working fireplace... you'll see what we did to it in one of my next posts).|
|Kitchen before - bright yellow walls.... ugly cupboards... which I want to paint (or have painted?) white someday, or even better... replace them! Hate those knob thingys! very very old formica on countertops... more like the 50's!|
|Master bath OLD vanity! Did I say 70's? Looks like from the 50's! Remember those old chrome mirrors with the silver chrome boxy thing at the bottom with the plastic sliding doors? yup we got em'!! They're really pretty handy though.|
|Master bath looking into the BLUE bedroom - bath had dull primered walls and a bright yellow wall! ugh. It got two coats of Kilz primer and two coats of a nice soft semi-gloss gray.|
|Me painting master bath with Kilz primer - two coats! see the blue wall in the bedroom? Yuk. (I mean.. I do like blue, but for some reason, this blue was kind of a darkish muddy blue).|
|Finally! Master bedroom done... a nice pale pink for the "cottage" look I want. *sigh**** so pretty**** I've wanted a cottage pink and green bedroom for YEARS.|
|Pink and white... my fave colors! *sigh*... and of course I need green somewhere too....... and I may paint my craft room that nice soft lime green that we painted the kitchen.....or maybe pink?|
Definitely not this color!
|Dead yard... weeds..... needs paint... looks really small.....|
|Rock steps up to walkway by door... full of weeds and debris. Poor overgrown yard.. I'm sure the neighbors were hoping "someone" would buy this place and give it some love!|
Here's my craft room at the house we just moved from........ that I had to pack up....... and am now in the process of unpacking! Oh woe is me. Too much "stuff". Need to pare down.
So.........that's a start.... I wasn't as brief as I expected..... so sorry.....needless to say....... no crafting done yet....... :-(
Stay tuned for my next post where I'll show some before and after pictures. You'll be quite surprised! and..............to complicate matters somewhat............we have a new (little) addition to our family!