Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Promised Pictures

I thought I took so many more than I actually did ... but as we actually finish the project I do plan to add more to this. You'll plainly see what my job was ... just taking pictures!  DH worked his bahookie off and I'm so proud of all of his hard work.
I didn't think to take a before picture until hubby had already started painting. As you can see we have a hole in the wall. We found that our house has a lot of problems ... one major one is that the studs seem to be 24 inches apart. Where you think a stud will be, there isn't. While taking off the trim the tool went right through the wall. We found a mess of rat poo ... I know, really gross. It had to have been a while back since it got there. While DH was in Egypt we had one little mouse ... can they poo that much? I have no clue!!!
Anyway, the next pic shows the carpet now gone ... thank goodness. My Chihuahua is giving me fits on house breaking. She's 3! She should be past this. We finally came up with a food cut off time of 12 pm, no water part 5pm and no easy access off the bed. She's very spoiled ... she had steps to get on our bed ... not anymore.
The frame by the window is where DH granted my 3 year old wish ... I wanted a window bench seat from the moment we purchased the house. We hadn't pained the walls since the last owners moved & according to them "We didn't do a thing to the house" ... they lived here for 2 years ... so the walls were really horrible. DH picked the pain color ... I said bring home a nice light tan that will go with anything. He brought home desert sand ... I swear it's pink in the mornings, white in the afternoon & sand at night. It's crazy!
Anyway, the bench isn't done yet. I want to add trim, then make a cushion to sit on. We still have to paint the window sills another coat & all the trim needs to be painted. I guess that is what's on the calendar for this weekend.


astoriasand said...

Oh it looks beautiful and I love the legnth of the window seat,I would be lying down on that and taking in all the sunlight through the windows eading a book LOL. I love the colour Hubby chose I have a similar colour in one of my rooms.I think it is the differance in light throughout the daytime which produces the differant shades in all paints.He deserves a medal I am proud of him tell him.Thanx for sharing I love interior decor.It will be all done and dusted soon.What a lovely home it looks too.The stud walls are not good for any heavy pressure put on them.Thats the only problem.Oh dear I hope it wasn't rat poo LOL.It's ther urine you have to be afraid of for weals decease they spread. I would be wanting to move if I thought I had them things around LOL.I am terrified of them.He-He.Have a great day God Bless. Kath
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jibaro6543 said...

the pics look AWESOME!!!!! I so love the window seat your hunnie built...it is beautiful...I look forward to seeing more pics...everything looks wonderful!!!!

only1jessicalynn said...

Wow! great job! Looks really good! ;-)

= Jessica Lynn

stetsonsfyre said...

Emmi - it  looks great :) I love the window seat...I think the paint color is pretty.  Teresa

cacklinrosie101 said...

Love it, Emmi!  Dang, send your DH to my house.  I could find some projects.  He is good.  HUGS  Chris

ktkamanski said...

Aren't the results of hard work wonderful and I'm sure the pictures only do half the justice. It looks beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Take care of you and yours always, Katie

eyesbaerle said...

Boy, DH is such a handy man.... awesome!!!!
Love the sitting bench by the window and love the bed spread ( at least the bit that is showing) You two did a wonderful job together! Great team! Thanks for sharing the pictures. Hugs, Maria

kalekinileilani said...

Oh wow Emmi, that is so pretty ..I need my DH to get busy and help me do some house pick me ups lol ...beautful..hugs sally

shrbrisc said...

I want you to know hubby is in trouble I want one now , and I love the color it looked so good, can't wait to see more pictures when you are finished.

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))Beatiful pics,its comming along so nicly.Have a nice night.

seraphoflove9001 said...

Oh how lovely it is! Did a very good job! :o)

queeniemart said...

Your home looks GORGEOUS!!!!! I love the work DH did!
hugs, lj

therealslimemmy said...

emmi your house is so nice i love that window seat! very nice
now i want one

jmoqueen said...

looks like you've done a great job :-)  Thanks for sharing the pics with us xx


cyndelouwho22 said...

Your house is going to be MY DREAM HOUSE!   OK....THAT'S IT!    Tell your hubby he has to add an extra FLOOR on for Dion and I cuz WE'RE MOVIN' IN!  And I'M NOT KIDDING (yes I am).  I'm so happy for you! It sounds like a lot of hard work, but oh so much fun cuz it's so rewarding, huh?  God bless you guys.  (Tell him to take it easy and not hurt himself, though--you either!)     :o)

chevyz71gurl74 said...

That is absolutely beautiful Emmi!!!
I see you like teddy bears too =)