Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I am so thrilled, last night hubby brought the case of the bookshelves he is making for our bedroom and sat it in place. It still needs, a drawer, crown molding and shelves, but I am able to see how it is going to look. I love it! I started painting the bedroom in January and ran out of steam. It was brown (you can still see above the window where I haven't painted!) a color my dear husband chose. When it was first painted I liked it, but I have very seldom met a fresh paint job that I didn't like. But, as you may have noticed, I am not an earth tone kind of girl. I could just never bring myself to invest in anything to go with that brown. As a result, our bedroom has never really been decorated in a way that makes either of us happy. There are actually two big windows like the one you see, and they face south, facing the garden, and back lawn. A beautiful view, and this is where the computer and desk are. My sweetheart is making matching bookshelves for either side of the window and then a simple desk to go between them. It will all be white so I can add whatever color my little heart fancies. Now if I can just decide on an accent color or two! I will be finishing the painting some time this month (I have to get it done before my daughters graduation open house!, not that I'm giving bedroom tours, but you know, you want the house to be great) So I will be sharing my progress over the next few months. It will be a long process no doubt, but I know I will be happy to work on it now. Yay!


  1. I know how you feel. We had my daughter's Wedding Picnic here last summer and oh the fussing that went on! ((hugs)) Rosie

  2. Your blog is wonderful! Your banner is beautiful.Where is it that you are from? Your hearts are beautiful with the little charms...gorgeous.Thanks for visiting me. I'll be back to visit you often. Laurie

  3. Oh Kathy, they will look SO wonderful!!! Your husband is so talented (and sweet) to make you such lovely shelves. Looking forward to seeing the finished product! :)

  4. Hi Kathy
    Can't wait to see how the room looks when it's done and I'll be following your progress with great interest. I'm not an earth tone girl either. I love the fresh look of white.
    Have fun with it.

  5. There is just nothing that makes such a significant change as a fresh coat of paint.

    I think your project is going to be fabulous when complete. I can't wait to see more pictures.

  6. OOOH, How exciting !! I does seem as though the bedroom is the last room done. Cant wait to see your new retreat !! I am sure it will be lovely. :)

  7. Kathy it is going to be so wonderful! I love crisp white woodwork and cabinetry! I can't wait to see the progress along the way.

  8. Hi Kathy

    I love books and bookcases so I'm drooling over how nice those will be to have in your bedroom! Your husband did a very nice job.

    Have fun decorating!

    Hugs, Pat

  9. Hi Kathy,

    Graduation partys are always a big motivator to get those projects done!
    I was a maniac for our daughters' grad party!
    Everything had to be perfect!

    The next day hubby asked just how many people looked in the closets and under the fridge and stove????

    Can't wait to see the bedroom finished!

    Hugz, Dolly

  10. Kathy look forward to seeing the finished bedroom

  11. I'm so glad for you , when you do some thing to make your home better it's a joy . Mary

  12. Im so happy you have some time now to work on things.
    I know it will be beautiful.

  13. Kathy,

    Things are looking like they are coming together nicely! I know how excited you are to see the project taking shape! With your talent for decorating, it will be a fabulous place to rest your head at night! Love ya, Jan@daylilylane

  14. Lucky girl to have such a talented husband! The shelves and desk will be a beautiful addition and give the room such character. I am jealous; can't wait to see the finished product.


  15. I bet the bookshelves will look fabulous!! xo Britt

  16. You are so lucky that your husband can build things. Your plan sounds wonderful. It's always an inspiration to have new furniture to redo a room. Can't wait to see it when it is done. Karen

  17. Oh I know you are thrilled to be getting these...Have the best Thursday ever...Mary

  18. Oh how lucky you are!! They will be so wonderful!



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