10.21.2009

what we've been up to

For our first month here in Texas, Casey had the whole month off of work. So we got busy on home improvement projects. And though it may not seem like a lot to show for it, we installed a ton of crown molding:
painted, and painted, and painted....
and put in a whole lot of base boards:
Casey has been the master carpenter and I have been the painter. We bought this handy paint gun to go with our compressor and it has been dreamy. I've learned a lot about painting (with a gun and a brush) and my arms, wrists, and body have been sore for days at a time from working in our sweatshop garage:
We've stripped and re-finished furniture:We certainly got sick of relaxing in office chairs:
and sharing slightly cozier chairs:
We've eaten a TON of corn on the cob. For some reason my kids are going nuts over it. I buy it every time we go to the store.
We've set up the train a few times on our garage sale coffee table:
Perfect fit!
Lucy watched a movie in her room, while we enjoyed some General Conference.
I found these awesome scooters at a garage sale. One for each kid. Of course, they still fight over riding the same scooter all the time.

There's been dress-ups:
sippy cups:
and plenty of cuteness.
It's been a busy couple of months! With Casey now back at work, our Saturday projects are growing. But that's just life as a home owner. Before and After pics of the home coming soon!

16 comments:

Mark said...

Do you guys totally love living in your house? These are the first pictures I've seen of it. I like what you've done with it!

And rad picture of Owen at the end.

Jodie said...

Your house looks great! Must be nice to have some space! Hope you guys are doing well!

Nicole said...

There are ALWAYS projects & things to do as a homeowner. Our "To Do" is never ending. I love all the moldings, beautiful. You & Casey are a good team doing all this. I can't wait to see the kitchen cabinets. I love what I can see in the last picture.

Kate said...

great stuff dana...i sure wish we had the time to do the baseboards and crown before we moved in, that would have been sweet! it all looks so great!

Darci said...

We've been doing the same thing. Your house looks great!
I love the white chair!

dietcokegrrl said...

OK--LOVE the yellow. Totally one of my favorite colors.

Nice garage sale finds!! Whoo hoo!!

I love the way the couches turned out--nice color!

And I'm with Nicole, the kitchen cabinets look fabulous from what I can see.

All your hard work is certainly paying off. When I am ready to paint I know who to come to with questions!

Deborah said...

Oh, your house is looking SO great--such gorgeous light, beautiful floors! Can't wait to see the big reveal...

My fave part about the train: the line of princesses waiting to board!

Saunja said...

Ooooh, your home is looking beautiful! I love the princesses all lined up on the train table/coffee table. And those scooters ARE awesome. Great garage sale finds!

Allison Hansen said...

Your house looks great!

Joe and Marci said...

Wow, very impressive! Your house looks amazing (and I loved the video of Lucy "reading" :)

lyndsey said...

LOVE! love the redone furniture, the new couches, the new space of the house, owen's beatles shirt, the paint. i think that covers it :)

Sara Suman said...

your house looks awesome! I want to see some close ups of your kitchen redo! When you first said you were painting them gray I thought "hmmmmm. interesting... well Dana does do everything beautifully!" and I love them!
That last picture of Owen causes me to smile every time I see it!

Camille said...

Wow, everything is looking good. That molding looks great! Good job. Your couches are nice and from what I can see in that one pic, your kitchen looks really cute. I love the scooters....funny that they want to ride the same one. Cute pics of the kids!

Wendi said...

Wow looks great! You guys are so creative and handy. I'll be sure to hire you when we buy our next house.

Visible Voice said...

Wow looks great! And can I just say...we have the same train set!

Diane said...

Your house looks great. It's fun to see all the changes you are making. Are those the custom couches that you had made? You should take pictures of them so we can see them better. Do you have a bigger space for your sewing now?