Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Just a little update.

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a nice weekend. Mother's Day was so nice. My husband made homemade crepes in the morning with all kinds of fruit...strawberries, blueberries, bananas. They were so good, even the kids were excited. I tried to sleep in but I had a 7 year old coming to the side of my bed every 5 minutes to ask, "Mommy, are you ready for your special breakfast yet?" Sleep is overrated anyway, right?

After breakfast we headed outside to do some yard work. My husband planted and replanted for me and the kids played. Dinner was a barbeque at my parent's house. The entire day was just laid back and wonderful. Perfect even. OH, and the gifts weren't bad either......

My husband has been a Craigslist addict recently. I could complain but is he searching for tools, or golf clubs? Nope. Cars, a power washer, motorcycles? Not those either. He's on the search for furniture. Chairs, tables, bookcases, iron beds. You name it, he'll find it! These are my Mother's Day gifts and his finds....




I'm so excited to paint those up and make them beautiful. The little table is a drop leaf and just what I've been thinking I needed for next to the couch. And the dresser will look amazing on an empty wall in the living room. The table will get a coat of white and I'm not sure about the dresser. I'd like to incorporate the gray in the room somehow.

This candle holder was a must have at TJMaxx yesterday. Perfect for the dresser.


The painting is coming along. What a difference white paint on the trim makes! We have another coat to do on the trim and then on to the walls. Can you see the ceiling in this pic? I'm so glad we went with a color for it. All your advice on painting ceilings was wonderful and I'm thrilled with the results.


Outside work is coming along. I don't have much to show for now but here are a few pics. The planters on the porch are started....





We found these cute fence sections on clearance at Lowes. Aren't they darling?



The sides of our walkway are being torn up and it will become more welcoming with hostas and lighting.





More pics to come! I can't wait to get some color on our living room walls.

P.S. ~ To my pay it forward ladies...I have not forgotten you. I'm sorry it is taking me so long to get your packages out but I promise they are coming!



27 comments:

Kimm at Reinvented said...

So glad you had a nice Mother's Day. Your house is coming along beautifully, I wish I could visit and see it in person!

Sarah said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Mothers Day. Your home is looking very good and can't wait to see the finished deal. Have a great day!

aprilfoolwed said...

Looks great! I wish my husband would shop for furniture for me! How fun!

Stacey said...

How sweet that he knows exactly what you would like for Mother's Day! Your new furniture pieces will be perfect.

It's fun to get those flower pots going. I've been doing the same thing. Just ready for them to pop up and grow now.

beth said...

Sounds like you had a nice Mother's Day! I love that dresser. So cute. And I can't wait to see the finished product of all the painting you are doing. I bet the trim IS looking a lot better painted white. Have fun! :)

Darlene said...

Sounds like a wonderful Mother's Day. What great gifts from your dear hubby!!!

Everything looks like it is coming right along.

I need to get some flowers planted.....it is time!

C Maisy said...

Sounds like the perfect Mother's Day to me. You have quite the hubby on your hands.
It all looks great!!!

Rue said...

Hi Michelle :)

I'm so glad you had a perfect mother's day!

Would you believe I have a table almost identical to the one your sweet hubby bought?? My mom had it forever and somehow I ended up with it. I've been debating with myself on whether or not to paint it, but you know how I am (lol)... you go first! ;)

Things are coming along beautifully at your home sweet home and I can't wait to see your magic!

rue

marty39 said...

Your new table and chest are both just gorgeous. What great finds, I also really love the candleholder. So pretty. Painting is such a chore, but the end results are so worth it. I look forward to the pics of the inside and the changes outside. Hugs, Marty

Simply Dandy said...

Hi Michelle,
I would say you had a wonderful Mothers Day!! I am looking forward to seeing all of your finished projects. What a sweet hubby, those pieces will look great in your home and I love your little fence pieces...too cute.

LeAnn:)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Wow! It looks like you DID have the perfect Mother's Day! Love the gifts from your hubby - can't wait see pictures of how you finish them off.

Shelia said...

What a wonderful Moher's Day you've had and those furniture pieces are gorgeous! Can't wait to see your touch to them!
Be a sweetie,]
Shelia :0

Melissa Miller said...

Very nice new pieces Michelle! I can't wait to see the results. I do like the trim painted white.

The outside is looking pretty too.
Have a wonderful day.
~Melissa ;)

K said...

Crepes are awesome. I'm jealous.

I love all the new feathers for your nest.

Sonya-Dime Store Thrift said...

What a wonderful Mothers Day! I am loving that furniture...it is a GOOD addiction to have:)

LillySue said...

Hey~ I got crepes too! DD made them for me! Boy, you guys are sure busy at your house. It must be heaven to have a hubby that actually shops for you....I just can't even imagine. LoL! Glad you had such a nice Mother's Day!
Blessings~LillySue

LuLu & Co. said...

Your husband found fantastic finds! Oh what a treat for you!!! Your Mother's Day sounded just perfect!
Lulu

Dawn said...

Looks like you had a great Mother's Day! I'm so glad, you deserve it!

I love your Craig's List finds! I can't wait to see what you do with them!

Hugs from Eventually Cottage!

Brenda said...

He's a keeper for sure!
Brenda

imjacobsmom said...

Sounds like your Mom's Day was great! Your husband's found some great stuff - I need to start checking out Craisgslist. ~ Robyn

Paige said...

I wish I had gotten those gifts for mother's day. I need to teach my husband the wonders of Craigslist!

Anonymous said...

I love your new little wood drop leaf table. I have the same one and got it for $7.00 two weeks ago at my church thrift store. I plan to paint my table, too. It will be a plant table for my screened porch where ancient oak trees hover. And I can hear the ocean waves. I live on the east coast of Florida in Hobe Sound.
I love how you decorate...keep up the great work!

Tara said...

Sounds like a wonderful Mother's day, and yeah sleeping in is so over rated! And, your hubby did a great job finding treasures on Craig's list! wow!! I would drop over dead if i found mine searching for furniture!

xinex said...

Your Mother's Day sounded so perfect! And how nice of your hubby to shop for furniture for you. His finds are lovely!...Christine

littlebyrd said...

I love that little wooden dresser and candle holder! What great treasure hunters you both are!!!

TB said...

I love your candle holder!! I just looked at this exact item at my TJ Maxx today during lunch. I did not purchase it, but I am sure thinking about going back!!
LOVE your blog!

Jordan said...

Oh My Gosh, I have the same exact little table with 2 chairs. It was my mothers as a child, tea table. My mother is 83 so that gives you an idea. Also, it was bought in Baltimore Md.