Even though it's not at all related to food or nutrition, today I'm sharing some pictures with you from our recent home remodeling projects that I thought you might like to see!
(See kitchen pictures and a video tour here.) Next we started saving up to replace our deck. (Update: here are our new deck pics!) It's amazing how much falls apart after you've lived in a house for 20 years. BUT our daughter has been asking forever to have her room redone, and she saved up a chunk toward it, so we were only going to have her room painted…
“If we're going to have the painter paint her room, I may as well have the office painted. If she's painting those two rooms, we may as well have her paint the kids' bath where we had to have those spots patched. And I always hated the wrong yellow in the mudroom, so we may as well have that fixed…” You get the idea.
So today I'll just show you my office and 2 bathrooms…
Next time I'll show you our daughter's room and the other bathroom because those still need a couple more finishing touches. (Update: now you see those pics here.) Note that when Kent and I both get snoring (thanks a lot menopause), which is a lot lately, I also sleep in the office, so it's sort of my bedroom, too.
(In case you're wondering, here's where I found a lot of the items pictured below.)
Here are our before and after half-bath pictures… First our mudroom bath before:
This is our downstairs half-bath, we just got a new mirror, new light, towel rack, and other accessories. Before:
And in case you're wondering, yes, it does drive me crazy seeing this picture now and realizing the light fixture is not centered on the mirror. Not sure how that happened………….. UGHHHHH
So nothing too exciting, but I love the new mirrors in both baths and the other new stuff.
Now for the really fun part: my new office!
I'm just throwing up a whole bunch of pics…
It's really sad when your kids start to grow up and leave home, BUT the only good thing is that it frees up another room to have my own space to work. I'm finally getting around to making it cute in here. My sisters helped me pull all of this together and even though our daughter told me that it reminds her of an ice cream shop (lol), I LOVE the pops of color and it's just what I wanted!
Notice the fan on the dresser below? Well this remote control I bought for it (get it cheap here) is really nice for when you have a hot flash at night! (Read more about hot flashes and menopause here, exciting stuff right?!)
The whole room was based around this picture that came from my Mom's house:
Another look at the bed because I wanted you to see the PERFECT bed skirt my sister made, I can't believe we found the exact color of green material that I wanted — “Kelly green”, of course. 🙂 She also made me the other stuff to match: pillows, footstool, table runner, etc…!
Isn't this neat??
A close-up so you can read the reminders I keep on my desk…
I love this little basket on my desk for odds and ends, with the cute green ribbon that matches my other green:
Besides the pops of color, my favorite part of the office is my new comfy chair that swivels and rocks (below). And that gray throw you see there… oh. my. gosh. It is the softest and most wonderful blanket EVER! I already enjoyed waking up early to read my bible and work peacefully on the blog, hours before I have to get the kids up for school, but now it's even more lovely with my laptop and my cozy chair. (Of course you need to picture me with a cup of coffee in-hand too… Yes I'm blessed! I love working at home, even though having my own business isn't always easy, I don't earn that much until recently, and I don't know what I'm doing much of the time, but I get to help people, that's what I like best.)
Oh and I love this little side table too, with Jesus andMary on the lower shelf. (I got it at Target but put a new knob from Hobby Lobby on it to sort of match by desk knobs.)
My sister tried to talk me into ditching this Colorado picture below (from our trip!), but it was taken when we were at the top of Pike's Peak and I think it's cool! Next to the Mary picture is a picture of my Mom and Dad at Mom's 50th surprise party. It's crazy that she was the same age that I am now. (Yep, I turned 50 in the fall, yowza!) Here's where the bookshelf came from, in case you're wondering.
Here are more decorating posts/pics if you want to see them:
That's a wrap, have a great week everyone!