Saturday, February 23, 2008

Seriously...Can I write anymore about the remodel??

...Yeppers - when it's coming together as nicely as this one is...due heavily to the help from the newlyweds.
They can still bend, kneel, stretch, reach, twist & so much.

I used to brag about actually liking to paint...had Mr. B totally believing me...until I creaked, moaned, grunted, screeched and bellowed...and that was just getting up from the chair..
Imagine actually painting baseboards, crown molding and trim??

That's where the kids come in. I knew having a big ol boy would come in handy one day.

And to think he had the where-with-all to marry a wonderful girl who not only likes to paint (and still can) but is totally family oriented and wants to help...the fact that she is a perfectionist comes in handy, too, when I say "Oh, I think that'll do.." and she says, "No it won', let me help.."

YEAH for young lovers! Aren't they cute? (I know I promised not to put your pictures up, but,come on, how could I not??)

And speaking of's this one...Lulu inspecting her new throne..minus the pad which we are having made...I think the height is just perfect for her to watch all of her throngs of loyal admirers....

All Braxton wanted was for me to pick him up...and carry him the entire day..when this pitiful look didn't work and the funny mouth trick didn't work, he "took to his bed" as any mistreated gentleman would...

While watching the paint dry, which, by the way is as fun as it sounds.........tick....tick...tick..Mr. B and I decided to try to find some baskets for under the window seat and found these...

May need to get one more but Mr. B said something about a "return-air-vent-thingy" ...he didn't really say "thingy" but that's my technical term..and not "blocking air flow "or something..and the couch with the recliner foot-stool-thingy (see, another technical term) will cover it as well.. so we may not need the 6th one...

Mr. B painted the ceiling, which would have been a pain in the neck...hahahaha, I crack me up!!

And so it goes on Main Street this Saturday & Sunday..finishing up so the furniture can be delivered on Monday (yeah!)

So on this wonderful day in February, remember what my Daughter-in-law said to us when we tried to give them some money for helping....

"No...this is what families are all about..."

My son has very good taste....Oh, I'm getting all verklempt.....



Anonymous said...

"Verkempt"....what a wonderful word! I've not heard it before, so had to look it I'll be using it all the time, since I, also, am an emotional person.

Love the new color and the great window seat. I can hardly wait for the new furniture. I'm so excited for you!

By the way...the word I have to verify to enter this comment is "duzil"...if that isn't a word, it ought to be. I think I'll use it as often as verklempt.

Love, Betty

Kari & Kijsa said... are hilarious...can't wait to see more of the remodel...just wanted to stop by and say thank you...thank you...thank you for all of your sweet birthday wishes (and your hilarious comment about the shoes)!

Hope your day is as wonderful as you have made mine.

smiles, kari (& kijsa)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh! It is coming along so wonderfully! And your son has obviously VERY good taste! It is sounds like your daughter in law is a really gem.
Can't wait to see it finished!

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Colleen! This room is going to be so GORGEOUS!! And that little puppy knows right where his spot is going to be doesn't he?? It really all does look so wonderful. Thank goodness for those young'uns helping!! Have a great Monday! xxoo, Dawn