The ramblings of a rooster collecting, cowboy lovin', country girl with a little renovating and crafting thrown in too!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Under construction...AGAIN!!

I have been waiting for awhile for this project and it is FINALLY started! Hubby and I are painting my cupboards black and getting rid of the nasty pink and blue checked wallpaper in the kitchen! We first decided to do the short row of cupboards on the opposite side to see how long it was going to take so everything got wrapped in plastic and we started sanding. We quickly realised there wasnt much varnish to sand off at all so after making him wrap everything I decided lets just get all the sanding mess over with in one day.

Below you see some of the cupboard doors we had painted on the weekend and that lovely wall paper(not) again! And this is where I made him take the plastic down and do all at once. We emptied most of the food and dishes out so my livingroom and diningroom are full of boxes of food and dishes! We took all the doors off and numbered them and the cupboards. They will be sanded outside. There were 27 doors in all! I am happy to say everything got sanded yesterday that had to be done inside. We wiped everything down and cleaned the whole kitchen and now we can paint! Im very excited! It wont be finished completely for awhile yet as I need to buy the wall paper and strip off what is there but the cupboards alone will be a big improvement! What a mess it was in the mean time!!I will post pics of my finished livingroom as soon as all the kitchen dishes and such are out of there!! Hope everyone had a great weekend! We had my mom and brother come down Saturday and stay over night. My sister joined us Sunday for a nice ham dinner. Was nice to have all of us together. Have a great week everyone...I know what I will be doing!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Prim Pals Bingo Winnings!

Lookie what I won!! I sent my son to get the mail yesterday and there was this great package from Traci of York Mountain mercantile. I was so excited! Traci hosted a bingo game at Prim Pals forum and I won! She sent me all these great Easter Goodies. I love the little chickies and eggs! But I think my most favorite thing is the cowboy picture lol! All the girls know I love my cowboys so they feed my addiction....its worse than chocolate!

I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend. We are off for 4 days and I am so glad. The livingroom will get finished painting and finally put back together. Yes thats why you havent seen a finished pic yet because hubby ran out of time last weekend since we decided it needed a third coat. Plus the big entertainment unit on the end wall has to be emptied and moved... thats probably a days work right there!! We had hoped to start the kitchen cabinets this weekend too but time will tell. So much for a relaxing long weekend!

Hope the Easter Bunny finds you all! Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Another project in the works!

I put hubby to work again this weekend painting! We moved here 5 years ago and everything had been painted but very plain colors. I have reached a point where I want to change it all!! As you can tell I kind of like green!! My hubby thought it was funny to write that on the cream colored wall with the new paint. This is the *before* pic with all the furniture out of the HUGE room. Same room looking in the opposite direction....told you it was big! One dog laying in each end! This is the first coat...I was kinda freaking out...not exactly the color I wanted!! Its called Pineapple sage and the second coat made it not so yellow-green thank God!! As you can see its going to take a few coats. I was doing the rolling and cant reach the top lol! So today I work...and he will hopefully get finished so we can get the room back together when I get home! Finished pics to follow soon! I hope you all are having a great weekend.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I won a Giveaway and more!

I wanted to share with you the goodies I received in the mail this past week. I am so slow getting to everything but I will get there eventually! Awhile back I won a giveaway from Kathy at My Primitive Saltbox. She was giving away this great crow and pear....then poor Kathy landed in the hospital with so health issues. Well she felt bad for not getting me my crow so she added a few goodies.While that was not necessary I have to say Im in love with everything! I just love crows and she added the great crow and sunflower mat and those easter egs are made of muslin and stuffed and painted. They found a place on my diningroom table! Thank you so much Kathy and I sure hope you get to feeling better soon! As you all know I love my babies! This is Harley all curled up in a quilt I had taken out of the dryer. I laid it in the wicker chair to do something else and when I went back to fold it this is what I found! Now how could I disturb him??? He had made a little hole and was so cosy since it was still warm from the dryer! Yesterday my son came home from university....he only has two exams left to write so my husband helped him move some of his things home. he will go back in on tuesday and then again the next tuesday and then he is finished for the summer. I am soooo excited to have him home! I miss him when he isnt here and as you can see Chance missed him too. He got right in Aidans bed for a little snuggle! Yesterday was a good day and I got lots of cleaning and organising done. Also raked some more in the yard and hopefully hubby will finish it today. I am off to work at the gift shop for the day. Hugs to you all. I hope you have a great day!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Swaps and goodies and spring!

Im such a bad blogger!!! I havent been here in over a week. Life just got in the way and I got tired and a little slack. So alot of this is being posted LATE!! This first pic is of some goodies my friend TJ from the Prim Pals Forum and Willowbend Prims sent me. The heart necklace says True Friends- True hearts and I love it and the crow candle of course is a favorite! The book you see is a glimpse of a passport for Edgar-The Prim Pals Crow. Soon you will hear all about Edgars travels! This next batch of goodies came to me all the way from the UK! I sis the spring swap at Prim Pals forum and Silvia was my partner. She made me this great prim envelope and also sent a wonderful spring scarf and a butterfly necklace. Thank you so much Silvia I love everything!! And finally I found some signs of spring in my yard! These pretty yellow crocus popped up between the old dry leaves. It supposed to be nice and warm this weekend so I hope to see a few more. My lilies are starting to come up out of the ground as well but it will be months before they actually bloom! I hope to get some more pics posted later today if we arent too busy around the house. I have to keep my husband motivated to work or nothing gets done! Have a great Saturday everyone. I hope its sunny where you are. I am off to the Post office to mail off a few things!