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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Family Room Redo

It all started with these famous words: Honeeeeeeeeeeey, I have an idea. Get the picture here? As I've said before I have hated this color on my walls since we moved in. Hubs says then why did you select this color and I reply because I was in a hurry and clueless (this will calm them down, puff up their chests and get the testosterone flowing when you freely admit you are "clueless"!). So now we've been going through the process of re-painting the rooms inside the house pink. A soft pink but very definitely pink. It's Home Depot's Behr paint called Cupid's Arrow. And I feel like I like in a cake box with white frosting or even a confectionery store because of the pink walls and white woodwork. I love it.

But anyway, we have the family room, master bedroom, laundry, master bath, hubs' office (which is actually one of the 4 bedrooms) and our walk-in closet. I took off the die cut wallpaper border in the laundry the other day so the painter could paint. I have 2 more rolls to go back up when he finished in there. He got the family room done in one afternoon. It looks great and wonderful! Here is a picture of what it looked like in our living room and dining room with all the "stuff" from family room spread about the house.

Here are pictures of the room just before and after we pushed the furniture back against the walls. I think I'll take my time re-hanging the pictures and stuff for the walls though. I was in such a hurry when we moved in and the few times I've changed things due to the new faux mantel focal point that I wasn't really happy with it.

How many times have I told you chicks that I "shop" in my own house many times? Hmmmm??? I have so much stuff that I don't "see" it sometimes. Well, I "rediscovered" a little vase with tulips IN it and ON it so I thought it would look much better than the OXO utensil holder in a romantic shabby rose cottage so I transferred the taller things to it. It's a bit tall but I'll make do until I find just the perfect utensil holder vase somewhere. This will necessitate a shopping trip I'm sure. :-) So here is the before and after for now. Looks like I'm going to need 2 utensil holders I think.


  1. You have the girliest house I have ever seen. Your husband must really, really love you! :)

  2. I just can't wait to see the end result! Go Pink! Go Pink! hehehehe..

  3. It's looking lovely Connie and such a pretty shade of pink.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  4. Can that man paint fast or what!? It is pretty and gives you such a great feeling doesn't it?! Keep going!


  5. GM girl you know I love all this PINKness here...peeps ask me all the time how my DH can live with a Pink bedroom...Hey he don't care that's how!! So long as he has a clean bed,,,its so funny how peeps think PINK is only for girls and blue for boys..well I have a blue kitchen and don't see the DH in there cooking yet ha ha!! this is going to be great girl..and I like you shop my house...I got stuff I forget I even have when I do that...Glad you got your wall paper border off BIG job...May you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  6. You gotta love the smell of paint in the morning. It always amazes me how much a little (or a lot) of color change change a room, an entire house, with a little elbow grease and a can of paint.

    I looks great, esp. the laundry room! Good luck with the skylights. lol


  7. I love the little tulip vase, just right.

  8. I just checked out your creative space and it made me realize I need to do something with mine. I have been meaning to get around to it but things always happen and I am not too sure what I want to do. I use to always move my furniture around but for some reason the furniture is getting heavier every year - I know it can't be that I am getting older!!

    I think there are a lot of women out there that love pink - and I am one of them. Will be checking back to see the end results.

  9. Wow I love it. You have sure got the energy. Everything looks so bright and fresh. Blessings

  10. Hiya Miss Connie!
    I havent been by in sooo long, i know, bad me, ive neglected blog land so badly. Ive just been looking back at your photos and WOW you've been busy with your home. Connie it all looks so beautiful, i love the paint colours, love the gazebo, the front porch, everything !!!
    Oooh and youre painting roses still! YAY !!! they are looking so so so pretty.

    Id love for you to pop by and say hi chickie, ive missed your bubbly messages!

    Love Shann xxx

  11. Hi Connie,
    Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit and wanting to add me into your favorites.
    I have so enjoyed my visit with you this evening. Your home is lovely and I can't wait to see how you put your rooms back togethere.
    I want to send you a big hug, your family has been through so much.The roses from your Son n law's garden are beautiful and leave a legacy of his passion for the garden. I hope your Son is feeling better now, what a terrible, terrible thing to happen.
    Also I have added you to my favorites so I can keep up with you.
    Take care,


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