Saturday, March 27, 2010

The deck

Well, things have been interesting around here. As a first time puppy owner and home owner, I've been going slightly insane. I am not used to living in the woods and nor am I used to having a small furry creature tugging at my pants while I walk. I love her to death but you know it can be a little discouraging. I have to start posting on here more... for my sanity I think. Well today my husband and my future brother in law decided they were going to tackle our front deck. What is wrong with our front deck?

Well the posts that the roof rests on had rotted and collapsed. Part of the deck was also pushed away from the rest of the house. I helped push it back to where it belonged but I was glad Kyle was there so I didn't have to help with the rest. I was afraid to help because what needed to be done was put in supports and then knock out the original supports. I was terrified that the whole front of the house was going to collapse... and I must say it did sound like that for a while. Matthew discovered that part of the roof needed to be jacked up to fit the second last beam in. As he was jacking up the roof I could hear the house groaning while I was inside of it. There was about an hour where I just sat there white knuckled, staring at them out the window.
I am glad that's done with. Now the rest of this work is cosmetic. We need to scrape the deck, paint, and add a railing. I am thinking of growing a vine along the railing and the posts.

Phew, long day. I have a nice plan for my entry way... I'll be posting inspiration pictures I think.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Bedroom

So my blue bedroom is coming along nicely! I still need to put my headboard on my bed and buy my canopy but it should look lovely :)

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Well, I haven't posted much this week. I did get my furniture into my bedroom although I still need to tidy and attach my head board, so I will get some photos just not yet.

I also have been quite busy because of my new puppy, Belle. She has been a big handful! I love her to death even if she can be lots of trouble.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Finished the bedroom floor!

So I finished the bedroom floor today with the help of my Mom! Some organizing is going to be happening tonight and tomorrow I am getting my puppy. I am also spending my first night in this house without my husband. He grew up there but I am not used to the woods and that sort of thing and it scares me a little. But I am lucky, I have a friend who is going to spend the night with me :D

Here are some photos of the room!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The blue bedroom

So the bedroom is slowly turning blue! No, I didn't cut off it's circulation. But we picked out a blue for the walls and a brown for the floor. The walls are done but we need to redo the white trim because it's so old. The floor is soon going to be chocolate brown. Yay! But tomorrow I promised my mother I would go with her to take my little sister to get her gall bladder out. It's day surgery so I told my mother I'd go to entertain her for a bit. My husband will be at home all day cleaning and painting tomorrow though. Saturday I'll get back to work and Sunday I go to church and go pick up my puppy! I can't wait! Here is a picture of her! Her name is Belle.

Matthew loves painting!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Clearing things out

So today we decided to clear out a few rooms. I set up the dining room so it looks decent enough. We cleared out the bedroom so that tomorrow my future brother in law and I can paint it! My idea for the bedroom is a chocolate brown painted floor with light blue walls. I decided to get this done ASAP because I want at least one room to have a somewhat polished look. I want the bedroom to be my haven so the first thing to do is get the colours I want on the walls and floor.

So here's a few photos of what has been going on today!

Fireplace is all cleaned up and all debris have been moved away from it.
Dining room is set up in the way I'd like it but I can't wait to throw out the carpet. I'd also like to get a different picture for the wall. I'm thinking printing a few of my photos from France

This was that room with the red carpet that will be an office. Underneath the carpet there were all these newspapers and underneath that was art deco tile haha! And now we know underneath that is wood floor because future brother in law and Matthew tore that up but I have yet to photograph it.

Here is the bathroom with some nice decorations in it to make it look a bit nicer.
Nothing can make this part of the bathroom look better that this point.

Gotta sleep soon...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Move Day

So this won't be a real long post because I am exhausted. Matthew and I managed to take the majority of things from our place in Yarmouth and then stuff them into our new old place. It's a huge amount of chaos... some of it organized some of it not. My grandparents came and helped us pack and we rented a Uhaul trailer which was Matthew's first time driving a truck with a trailer attached. Afterwards we went back to my mother and father's house for some down time. I couldn't really handle working on the house anymore but the bed wasn't set up yet for sleeping.

I am trying to figure out what day to get my puppy. I don't want to get her if there are too many boxes not unpacked. I am allowed to get her anywhere between the 4th - 7th. I've always wanted to have a golden retriever and never got one. Anyway this post isn't really going very far because I am too sleepy... I'll post again tomorrow.