Home Projects I’ve Been Working On

I’ve been redecorating the kitchen, dining room and the living room in my house.  Friday I repainted the rooms.  Saturday I refinished my dining room table and recovered the seat cushions for the chairs.  I have had this table since this time last year (found it at an indoor yard sale for $50!).  I had painted the chairs but I hadn’t had time to do the table but it looks great now!   Sunday I started putting everything back together, slowly but surely.

I may do a full post once it is all put together but not right now.20150606_215606


Totally cat approved. I only have one vacant chair at a time thanks to these spoiled kitties.  This picture reminds me, I have to put one more coat of paint on the chairs.20150609_180847

My little helper.  We cleaned his room.  Mostly.


My aunt gave Rylan this chair last year and I finally got around to painting it.  20150609_181844

He loves sitting in it.  Look at that “Elvis Lip”!  If you notice in the background I hadn’t had a chance to put the outlet and light switch plates on when I took the pic.  Also, the box behind him housed my new entertainment center which is now put together and I LOVE it!20150609_193335

I saw something similar to this somewhere else and decided to do my own version.  I think it turned out pretty nice.  I want some whimsy in my living room.  I can’t have it too serious!  And if I get sick of it, it will be cute in my new office.signature

Busy Week & Weekend

Short weeks seem so crazy around here.  I don’t know what it is but it is more hectic on a short week than a regular week.

I entered some photos I had taken in the Clinch River Days Photography Contest.  Thursday would have been the awards ceremony but I couldn’t make it.  Our week has been so crazy that I just couldn’t leave work early enough.  I don’t think I won anything because no one has called but I feel good to have just entered.  I’ll check on them this week and see when/where I can pick them up.

Friday we did a 5k Fun Walk/Run called a Glow for a Cure.  We just walked.  Mom wanted to do it and we agreed to do it with her.  We hadn’t trained or anything for it but it was fine and always good to spend time with family.  There was a good turnout, probably 75+.  I was silly and didn’t get a single picture!  Can you believe that?  Anyway, we had us three, Mom, Bets, Larry and my aunt Heather in our group.  I hope they do it again next year.

Saturday we went kayaking at Adventure Mendota.  Christina’s birthday was last Tuesday so this was her (slightly late) birthday present!  We had such a great time!

20150530_123251We didn’t intentionally match…but it happened!  


The owners even made sure to personalize our trip.  They seem like nice, genuine people who are very passionate about their new business venture.  I really think they’ll do well.  Anyone interested in some SWVA kayaking should check them out!


Sunday mornings don’t get much better than this!  We all slept in and Rylan and I had some extra cuddle time.  It was perfect.

We stayed home to work on some projects and getting ready for the week to come as well as some rest.  I had to move a lot of things around so that we could get our walls textured and ready for paint.  It has been hard to deal with everything out of whack but it will all be worth it when it is finished.  I’m trying to decide on a wall color right now.  I have an overall plan but picking the perfect wall color is hard sometimes.  I’ve gotten so many paint swatches and I keep looking at them in different lights at different times of day.  Its quite a process.  I want this to be the last time I paint for quite some time.

I worked on a sign for our dining room.  I love the way it looks so far.  I hope to finish it up soon.


I also painted my dining room table.  I had painted the chairs earlier.  Now I’m ready to reupholster them and my table is FINALLY finished!

I hope to be finished with it all soon.  This process is definitely love/hate.  Maybe when I get done I’ll do a post on it.  I love being able to look back at everything we’ve done.