Where did the weekend go? Quiet Friday night at home. Saturday cleaning and then went to my aunt's to see the condo makeover. My mama and her friend have been purging and redecorating my aunt's condo for the past 6 weeks or so and I went over for the big reveal and dinner. It was quite a transformation I wish I had some before and after shots. Hopefully I can track some down to share. I had big plans for yard work on Sunday, but instead I was struck by the stomach bug and spent the day in bed. One of my few readers mentioned that I still do not have any photos of the inside of our home so I will start by sharing our painting episode...
The first of the year Mr. surprised me and painted our bedroom while I was out of town. Well in painting our bedroom, Chocolate Souffle by Ralph Lauren, he noticed how discolored the trim and ceilings had become over time. So he started to paint the ceiling and trim too! Caulk White by Ralph. This became quite a project and it was delayed a few weeks. When we restarted the project we found that Home Depot was in the process of discontinuing Ralph paint and replacing it with Martha Stewart (not a big fan). I'm a bit upset about this as I LOVE Ralph's colors. We once again delayed as we made several attempts to find the paint and had to resort to matching the paint. Several trips to Home Depot later we found ourselves with a paint sprayer. Once we figure out how it worked, approximately 3 hours later, it was quite handy. Here are a few pics of the process...
Please note that a paint sprayer does bit save time.
First you have to tape and drape everything. You are not suppose to use indoors but we (I) don't like to read directions and/or follow them. We closed off each room as we sprayed and opened the windows, which worked perfectly fine as you see 3 months later and we are all still alive. After doing all of this it takes about the same amount of time as it would have taken to roll, but a lot less painstaking rolling labor.
The Wagner Paint Sprayer equipment. I thought Mr. might throw it out the window before we even started. As you can see I was a lot of help...not.
I realize I have yet to show some after shots but I promise they are coming soon. Stay tuned.
My little sis and her bf were in town this past weekend and we stayed moving. They arrived last Thursday evening and we went to Mr.'s restaurant for dinner with the whole family. Friday night my Sis, Aunt, Mama, and I went to our church's annual Mother-Daughter Banquet, which benefited Breast Cancer Foundation and featured a jewelery silent auction. Then we went out in downtown Marietta. It has been so great being able to walk to all of the shops, bars, and restaurants at the Square. Saturday went went to the Hawks playoff game, BIG mistake, it was so terrible. Sunday, Mother's Day, my little Brother worked as a bus boy a Mr.'s restaurant, sis and the bf went to Six Flags, and I hung out with mama and Daddy.
Whew! And if that wasn't enough Mr. finished the flower bed and I finished instructing my Daddy on constructing our new headboard...
minus the clovers the azaleas are beautiful right now
This is the Pottery Barn Mason Headboard I showed my Daddy that I wanted:
And this is the maple headboard he made:
Photos taken on my phone sorry for the poor quality, but didn't he do a great job!
Hopefully this weekend I can get some cleaning and organization back in our lives.
So I have been wanting to get our front flower bed filled for several weeks and we have finally broken ground. However I've put us on a timeline (very short) and we have encountered a problem Houston. This is the flower bed between our circle driveway and the sidewalk and approximately 2 inches under the clay there is a layer of concrete.
So Mr. is working feverishly to get the job done by axing away the concrete, filling with new dirt, and these pretty flowers.
Verbena 'Homestead Purple'
Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan's
Photo from EasytoGrowBulbs.com
Fragrant Angel Coneflower
Photo Courtesy of Garden Splendor
Thanks Honey, you're the best! With any luck I will be sharing final photos by the end of the week!