Sunday, February 26, 2012

New friends....

Meet Ghost...in the fall, Ghost found her way to us. She made herself a home in the garage and Tony gave orders that she was not allowed in the house. That was until one cold night in October when I heard Tony at the back door calling Ghost in the house.

She has adjusted well to the dogs, because she thinks she is a dog. Which fits in well with our pets, since Blue thinks he is a lab and not a basset. She will not use the liter box, but will ring the bell to go outside. She wants to go in and out with the dogs. So we just put her on their schedule and this little animal kingdom is happy.

We just love her! She even lets Sarah dress her up in American Doll accessories....one cool cat!
If you remember, we have two other pets which live in the house. Lily, our black lab, and Blue, a basset. Lily and Ghost get along beautifully and sleep on the sofa or bed together. Blue, has not adjusted as well....for the first few months he thought Ghost was a moving toy and chased her through the house.
Blue is learning Ghost is here to stay....she is not leaving.

Ghost has learned Blue has short legs and she doesn't have to be up very high to be out of his reach.

I am learning, it is a lot like parenting toddlers.

They are having to learn how to share....
and play nice...

and become friends
or even better
family!


Monday, February 20, 2012

Lets call it progress....

If you follow along on facebook, you know the girls room is slowly coming together. Painting took a little longer then I expected, the orange wall needed two coats of primer...ugh! Did I tell you the trim in their room was black...double ugh! Happy to say the trim is white and the walls are grey and purple!

The bunk bed arrived on Friday and the girls couldn't wait for Tony to put it together. They have been sleeping on mattresses on the floor for a few weeks now. Their room felt like a college dorm room. On Sunday, Tony and Sarah started to put them together.

Sarah was a little worried when they were unpacking the beds that they looked like crib side rails.....

Half way into the project the little helper decided to take a nap...my kind of girl!

The instructions said 2 hour assembly time....5 hours later the bunk beds are ready to be tested.

There is still a long list of projects to be completed:
-the green vanity is going to the booth
-a love seat and chair should be delivered this week
-curtains
-new lights
-built in book shelves....

And paint the dresser white....
We will call it progress...it is exciting to see it come together and to hear the girls making the room their own!


As for progress in the booth...here is the my latest. This was an old wood box from my friends family barn. Do you spy the chairs in the back...I hate painting chairs, but always love how they look when they are finished. Hopefully this weekend will be the weekend to finish up these loose ends!

Sorry for the poor picture quality...they were all taken with my phone. My camera and I are enrolled in a photography class at college. It is an awesome class and I am happy to say I survived my first critique. My camera is set up for taking pictures in the raw and I need to buy another camera card for the blog and family pictures.

Hope you have a wonderful week, filled with a little progress!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Talented Friends (continued)....

Do you remember the dresser my friend, Anita, painted? Today I visited Anita and took my camera along! She has great style and artistically talented (she is an amazing nurse, too).

It is so much fun getting together with her....her brain thinks just like mine...always thinking about what she can paint next...always needing a project!
Her inspiration for this room is from Ballard Designs.
The beige and brown looks beautiful with the
creamy white woodwork and accents!
Her pantry...I couldn't get a good picture of the ceiling,
but it is painted like to look like an awning....
clever, functional, and pretty...
makes me wish I had a pantry!

Meet Tank...he is so sweet...reminds me of Blue :)

Wonder what Tony would say if I
told him I want to change the color
scheme of the house...just kidding...(maybe)
Doesn't it look like her home is right out of Ballard's...
Thank you, Anita for letting me share your beautiful
home with my blog friends!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Being reflective....

The other day I carried
pieces of furniture out of the shop
and outside in the sun to paint....

As I was painting I noticed the reflection of 2 of my favorites boys
enjoying the sun....

Sometimes being reflective is good for the soul....


Friday, February 3, 2012

Happy Spring...

I know it is February....

and we should be knee deep in snow...

but we are enjoying a beautiful sunny day...

I know it won't last long...

so I am going to grab my book and head outside....
to soak in a few rays and pretend it is spring!
Happy Weekend, Friends!!

Related Posts with Thumbnails
 
Blog Design by Sweet Simplicity