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Small Change, Big Change.

We updated the bedroom a while back and I forgot to blog about it.  We painted, got a new bedspread, sheets, and curtains, and I made some pillows.




Also, we (mainly William) began demo on the master bath today.



The organizing continued today.  I tackled the master closets, which are actually kind of in the bathroom.  I do not have before pictures b/c it was just too shameful.  Let’s just say that every shelf was stacked nearly to the ceiling with unorganized nonsense and the floor was covered as well.

My closet.

(Please don’t mind the massive pile of laundry on the floor, I haven’t gotten to that yet.)

William’s closet.

I got rid of a lot of old worn out clothes, kept some to sew with, and freed up a lot of space in my closet.  This led to me moving on to the foyer closet, which was jam packed.  I moved some of the coats and jackets we don’t use often into the bedroom.  Again, no before pictures of the foyer.

Now the unfortunate thing is that the bonus room closets (it has two) desperately need organizing.

(Here comes the shameful part….)

A few older photos

William has refinished a few pieces of furniture over the past few months.  He has done an AWESOME job so I wanted to put it on here.

Dresser and side tables.  These were green (yes, I said green) before.  We got this set at a thrift store for $35 (yes, I said $35).  They look great in our bedroom and we got a mirror to match.


We also got a dining room table on craigslist that William stripped and stained and it looks beautiful!


We also got another dresser which William painted.  He wants to sell it but its so pretty.  I want to keep it! =)

Can’t see the forrest for the trees…

I don’t want to think about how many walnut trees died so that we could have beautiful floors.  Their death was not in vain.

Yesterday we made a VERY long trip to IKEA in Atlanta.  It was so fun, but so long.  We got some great stuff!!!  Two loveseats, a coffee table, a rug, and six dining room chairs!  Hooray!  I think I want to move the rug into the bedroom and get something bigger for the living room, but we can leave it there for now.

I put all this in one post since the furniture is in some of the pictures of the floors…


(Lara got a new bed)


Just because she’s too cute not to put on here…










And now on to the stairs…


and the hallway…


If I had a million dollars…

If I had a million dollars….I would pay someone to lay my floors.


Common names:            Black Walnut, American Walnut, pain in the a**  

Scientific name:                 Juglans nigra      

Explanation of scientific name:       

Juglans – From the 2 Latin words “Jovis” meaning Jupiter and “glans” meaning nut.   The word is used most likely in reference to the ancient common name for walnut fruit:  nut of Jupiter.

nigra  – Latin for dark or black.