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LeaShi

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PostSubject: I have an itch   Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:55 pm

A decorating itch. I've been told it's the pregnancy that's doing it, but I don't think so. I've been taking a look around my house and doing a lot of thinking, and I'm dissatisfied with my decorating efforts so far. I don't like my living room, my kitchen, my loft, or my bedroom. The only room I'm truly proud of is the Horde Den. So, I'm going to redo it all. I'm going to start with the living room, since it's the room that needs the most work. I can't throw everything out, unfortunately, because I don't have that kind of money, but I can at least repurpose what I have to make it work. I also have some scrap wood in the garage, so it'll be sign making time once again! So cheer me on as I tackle this endeavor. I'll be sure to post before and after shots.

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PostSubject: Re: I have an itch   Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:47 pm

You go girl! I can't wait to see the pictures. You always have such creative ideas.

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PostSubject: Re: I have an itch   Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:20 pm

Here's the color palette I've decided on for the living room - as close as I could get it in MS Paint, anywho.



The tan is the wall color, and the blue is my main accent color, since I already have blue curtains that I paid a pretty penny for and don't want to get rid of. The other colors will appear in the room at random through accessories and such. Sage has inspired me to go country/prim, and I got some good ideas from sampler.com as well. We'll see how it goes. I've already started taking stuff down and prepping to do a sand texture paint base coat in order to cover up some of the imperfections in the wall. Here goes nothing!

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PostSubject: Re: I have an itch   Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:57 pm

Sampler has some pretty good stuff..you should see the mag! I get it..I'll have to bring a few up for you to see when I come up Lea....great ideas in it.
I do love the country prim look, but it's got to be not over junky for me..and some women can certianly take it too far, but if the right amount is done, it's looks so homey and comfortable....

I don't want to put the cart before the horse right now, but all decorating has pretty much stopped for me..momentarily at least.

And here's why.
Scott ..as you all know has been putting many resume's for work in the state of VA. NOT near home, but toward the mountain side and southern to midlands of VA. Well, he got a call the other day, from the GoodYear Factory in Danville VA. That's midland VA, but on the state line with NC.
We've done a little bit of looking via the net..it's semi rolling..not flat..and not too rolling. The temps are of course cooler..the housing is midline and there is plenty of room for growth and still 'farm' land available etc etc. Several big lakes, a river or two, and even a golf course that the company has.
He goes to take the test for the company the first week of August. He knows he'll pass the test, as it's the same test he's taken for every company since he's started looking (even the one he works for now) He never has a problem passing it..usually A'ces it. SO the test we are not worried about. Once the test is done, there will be a series of interviews, etc.
(I'm thinking positive here..so I'll say "WHEN") WHEN he gets offered the job, we ARE going to take it. It will put us in a hole, we know this going in. We do not know if our house will sell or not, but it will go up for sale. Thus the reason I am stopping major renovations and decorations until we know something.
Now, I may continue to paint a room here and there if I think it will improve the sale situation. I think the kitchen could use a paint job..that print wall board has got to go. If I do the kitchen, to rid myself and any future owners of the floral wallboard, I may as well do both the bathrooms to do the same as well. We'll see about that. I will leave the bedrooms as is..and may paint the living room a basic 'off white/beige' color to blend in with the already painted dinning room..and possibly painted kitchen. Either way....things could really be changing for us soon.
WHEN the job is in the bag as they say, we will begin packing away all personal items, and the house will be redied (fixed, repaired and emptied) for 'sale'..and show. I've watched enough shows to know what it takes, so no personal items in view. We will live like...bed and breakfast renters till the house sales. We'll of course work on some 'curb appeal'..although the yard does not look bad now.
Either way..that's the scoop..you guys are the first to know about it. I did tell Kat today....she's not real happy about it of course. Sorry Kat. The south is just not for us anymore, and more importantly ..Scott hates this job and is absolutely miserable.

So the only crafting I'll be doing will not be for personal use, but for gain..to sell on the shoppe!

(shhh..keep it under you hat....I don't want to jinx this possibility!)

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PostSubject: Re: I have an itch   Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:00 pm

Ooooh! ::Keeps fingers crossed:: You guys will make a nice new halfway spot for when I come see my parents Smile.

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PostSubject: Re: I have an itch   Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:04 pm

I hope the job comes through for you! I know that's what you want.

And Lea, I like the colors. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: I have an itch   Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:54 pm

Well, the hideous wallpaper is down! The unfortunate part is now the hideous and poorly primed fake wood paneling that was underneath is now clearly visible! The good news is I found and fixed a potential fire hazard. When the previous owners put up the wallpaper, they wallpapered straight over a lightswitch panel, wires and all. They did cap the wires thankfully, but why they couldn't pay 50 cents for a lightswitch panel blank and cut around that hole when they wallpapered like they should have done, I'll never understand. Had I not taken the wallpaper down, I wouldn't have even know it was there. Anyway, it'll be done properly this time. My next step is the sand texture paint. Don't know if I'll get it all done this week, but I'm hopeful. All I know is my living room is a wreck and anything would look better than what I have now!

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PostSubject: Re: I have an itch   Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:51 pm

Well, the texture paint is up! As soon as it's had its required 24 hours to dry, I'm going to be doing the top coat. Thank goodness, this project is almost done!

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PostSubject: Re: I have an itch   Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:24 am

CONGRATS!! post pics when you can! Can't wait to see it. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: I have an itch   Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:01 am

Can't wait to see it Lea! Smile

I think it's a mixture of pregnancy and just normal behavior... I redid my kitchen while pregnant. Not just because I was pregnant but because I hated the colors and had a vision....

*sigh* if only my vision had been completed with a maid to keep it clean Very Happy Good luck can't wait to see the pictures
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PostSubject: Re: I have an itch   Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:27 pm

Yeah, I know what you mean, Manda! Life would be much easier with a maid, if only to do the dishes and vacuum for me.

It's actually really funny - I was sitting in the living room stripping wallpaper and Niel comes downstairs to check on my progress. He agrees with me that the room needs to be painted, but when I mention redecorating and possibly getting new blinds, he says, "I'm just going to chalk this up to a pregnancy thing," and walks off. Laughing

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