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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Paintin' It PinkkkKKKK!

Yep, chicks, here we go again!! I know this is getting boring to y'all, but trust me on this, it ain't borin' 'round here!! Just another blip in the saga of getting this house up to snuff on MY terms. I've told you that Love Bunny has told me whatever makes me happy I can do. Now, I realize that leaves a lot of latitude with attitude, but he's been married to me for so long that nothing surprises him any more. So although this is a 3 year old house with a paint job only that old, color affects me greatly and I'm doing it over in pink walls. Ooooh, it's a pale pink but PINK nonetheless. Isn't it wonderful to have someone love you so much that he'll let you paint it pink when he's a retired U.S. Marine?!?! Squeeeeeeeeeallll.......Yep, he's a man's man for sure. So I'm on intimate terms with my painter now. DO NOT become suspicious; he's younger than my granddaughter but if ya have to start a rumor, please make it a good one. I'll live it down and it just might spice up my dull, boring little life here in Idaho. I'll NOT put up with those skimpy little wimpy rumors either. I want it a full-blown R-U-M-O-R worthy of Harlequin romance novels!!!! Uuuhhh huhhhh!!!

We started with moving the furniture away from the walls the night before he was to come paint. We took down everything but the nails and picture hangers. Told him to paint them or around them; I wasn't taking them down again. ;-)

Everything from the kitchen went in the family room along with some things from the living room.

I left us 2 places to eat at the table. You think this means he needs to take me out to dinner for a few nights???? Hmmmmm?!?!

I have a path to my chair and left hubs just enough room to sit on the sofa.

I have since moved the laptop into the front of my club chair in the family room and put it on a little slanting tv tray I got for this very purpose but hadn't used it as such yet. Really nice sitting here in my comfy chair and taking it easier than sitting on a dining chair when using my laptop. I should have new desktop by end of week. I'm soooooo excited! Squeeeeeeeal.........

This china cabinet was flush against the family room wall but I'm thinking of angling it when this project is done. All the china is out on a folding table set up in the family room. Hubs refused to take down the vertical blinds covered with sheer fabric. Too much trouble so we just wrapped them in a drop cloth and hope they're fine.

All the stuff sitting around on counter tops and plant shelves is in the cabinets. I open them s-l-o-w-l-y because they are jammed.

Small appliances went into the pantry.

Plant shelves are soooo empty at the moment, but it'll be so nice when it's pink.

Sigh........ I do think hubs will "bring dinner home" tonight! ;-)

WHAT A MESS!!!!!!!

To be continued.................


  1. I totally think that painting is as much work as moving. We painted our living and dining room a few years ago pink and love it! Your pictures bring back memories of living with all our stuff stacked in the middle of the room too. This is a crazy time of year to be painting... ;o)

  2. connie sweetpea! i am so excited to see your pink kitchen.. boy! i can imagine it must be beautiful.. btw, after all are done.. you can have a virtual house tour! i would love to see it all!.. have a great week! xoxo

  3. Hello gorgeous one! Ive soooo missed you! Im back from my bloggy break so im playin' catch up with you now.
    Ohmygosh girl do you EVER stop? You are a rock star! I cant wait to see all this pink!!!!
    Well of course if you gotta paint it...paint it PINK.

    Luv Ya
    Shann xx

    p.s i did in fact hear a very lusty rumour about a lady and a painter...HAHAHAHA...know of anyone?

  4. Good Morning Connie... Wow it looks like Hurricane Connie hit your house... Can't wait for the finished product... Very interesting.... Have a good painting day...


  5. Messes always seem to bring BEAUTIFUL THINGS, look forward, as I am, to what's coming!!!


  6. I love it that your Love Bunny loves you so much he'll live with pink! Now, Connie, you know you've worn me out just looking at all the moving around of your pretties! Whew! I'd better sit down!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. so will this young man who is painting be painting with his shirt on or off..if off please take't wait to see it all done...have good one..")

  8. I feel for ya! We knocked down a wall and remodeled our kitchen this summer and I had stuff everywhere. It was an adventure just making coffee in the morning. I love your site. Thanks for coming over to visit me.

  9. I guess you will be in the pink for Christmas. What an ambitious project but it looks like you have it well in hand. Can't wait to see it all back together.
    Robert Anne

  10. Go Connie Go Connie Go Connie! I am so happy I did the pink here, it is just shabbylicious! I know you'll love having the ceilings done!

  11. Holy Cow WOMAN!!!! I'm too tired just to look at it all.

    Maybe someday when I grow up I too can paint the walls pink... heck, just paint the walls!


  12. Looks like progress!!!
    Looking forward to seeing it all "dolled" up!!! You are always so busy and creative!!!

  13. I too think painting inside is much more work than moving..and I thought I was the queen of coats of paint...but you DEAR CONNIE...are the queen..the queen of pink...and yes my 6'4" guy...would let me do the pink think..he just won't wear pink..not my guy...but he can live in it...
    ohhhh..I can't wait to see the results...too much fun...

  14. I just know you are going to love your newly painted room. I painted my apartment a dusty rose, and I really do like it. I just hate all the moving and chaos and mess that comes before a paint job. But, I know you will get everything settled and it will be beautiful. I can't wait to see the finished product. I hope you will take lots of pictures for us to enjoy! By the way, I ordered a pincushion and wrapping paper from your other site last night. I hope you received the payment and my e-mail. I look forward to receiving those lovely items! It will be like having a little bit of Connie in my own home!

  15. Oh Wow is right girly!!! LOL You are a brave women to do this project this time of year!!! I know when its done it will be gorgeous!!!! Cant wait to see it sweets:) & you are lucky to have Mr. Love Bunny!!!!! Keep us posted...

  16. Hey there Connie...I just left you an award..come and pick it up...have a good one..:)

  17. How exciting!! Nothing better than transforming a room with a fresh coat of colour!! Cannot wait to see it done!!
    Im in the process of doing the ursery at the moment and am loving it!!

  18. Oh Connie! I can't stand living in disarray! How are you handling it? I know everything will be beautiful when it's done, but I want stuff done instantaneously - especially if I have to live with things out of order. I give you credit. I am very impressed and amazed that your retired Marine hubby doesn't mind the pink. You must be one heck of a woman!!! :)

  19. WOW, you are totally BRAVE woman...
    Show those pics girl!

  20. Oh Connie it will look fantastic when done. I need to paint my dining room and bedroom. After looking at your pics, I've decided to put it off til next year! lol

  21. Don't worry, it always has to look bad before it looks better! There is no neat way to paint and move things around, but I know it will look great when you are finished!


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