Sunday, November 14, 2010

Where credit is due



Last week David spent an entire day painting furniture for me.
We're swapping rooms around here.
It's a lot of work to decorate on a shoestring budget,
but David is always willing to make my dreams come true :)
Oh, and it was also deer hunting weekend.
So he was just scoring some extra points
and ensuring I had nothing to whine about while he was gone.
(It worked.)
I've started to assemble the rooms,
and there is a lot left to do.
But boy oh boy, it's my favorite thing..."setting up".
Just ask my mom, who swears I never never actually played house as a little girl.
She says I spent the whole time setting up my kitchen.
I annoyed more than one playmate, and some sisters too I'm sure.

**Lily's beautiful bed is an antique from craigslist,
and the detail shot is her polka-dot duvet cover and fabric for a pillow...
(that has yet to be made).**


Christy said...

what a good sport! isn't it amazing what a difference a new paint job makes? lily's bed is so cute.

Lora said...

SWEET! I can't wait to see it all revealed room by room!

what a good man! ;)

Jamie and Kiley said...

How nice of him to paint for you! She is going to have one cute room! I love the bed!

dixonfamily said...

Oh what fun!! Our projects stretch out for months and months around here. I can't wait to see the finished room. Seriously, any time you want to come to my house and "set up" I would be more than grateful!

Ashley from Sloanbook said...

Awww so fun and exciting! Your so crafty!!! I need some of those skills!!! Someday! You should post more pics after it is all arranged!

Jill Revell said...

simply adorable! it is so fun seeing something transform!

Claire said...

LOVE the color choice! I've decided that I want to repaint my entire house, and I want to use a gray color pallet. someday...

Isaura said...

how fun! i bet you will arrange it to look beautiful. i love the set up part too. things are always getting rearranged over here, just because i always find a place where things will look better. have you ever sat and stared at something, whether it be a vase or a knick knack, so long that you absolutely hate it or where you have it set up??? guilty. i know, a little odd, but i think that is all part of the fun of decorating :)

Nicole said...

So beautiful! I can never find good things on Craigslist. Of course I'm not all too handy or creative so even if there was something out there with potential, I would probably miss it.

After pictures please!!!!

Barbara said...

It turned out great!
We need to meet up at Joanns soon so you can help me pick out girly fabric for the baby ;)

Unknown said...

I found your blog through Angela Fuhrken. We were talking about trying to get together in KC over the x-mas holidays. Will you be around? You have a beautiful family. Let me know if you want to get together.

Sandy Clippinger

meg said...

Okay, so I've been a very lazy blog writer/reader lately and I'm sorry! And now that I'm caught up...

Love the furniture. Can Dave come to my house? I CAN'T WAIT to see the afters.

And what could be better than a grandpa birthday? Not much in my book.

kat and jason said...

I am in love! Great color and awesome find. I'm dying to know how much u spent for such a steal!!! Once again you are amazing

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