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Paint, Fences, and Cool Dudes

August 31st, 2012

So what’d ya think of the new place?  Pretty cool even with its crazy colors right?

Well the painters are officially done and the place looks and feels great.  I still haven’t had a chance to take “after” photos of every room, but here are a few for you!

WOW- right? Remember it use to look like this…

And here is my other favorite transformation.

{close your eyes if you are not a fan of painting over wood paneling}




We used the same paint, BM- Tapestry Beige, throughout most of the house. {thanks anne w for the recommendation!} I love the light feel that the color has, and it will really allow me to play up bolder colors in artwork, fabrics, etc.

The second big project that we have begun to tackle is having a fence built.  My four legged babies haven’t had a lot, okay any, unsupervised outside time since we moved in a month ago.  There was the one time that I tied each one to a separate tree and came back 10 minutes later to find both in tangled messes.  Bad idea mom.

I did my due diligence and interviewed more fence guys that I would like to admit.  We ended up going with Rusty at Creative Custom Structures and I am SUPER STOKED!

Our fence is going to look very similar to this one that he built for another client.

Insane detail right?

We will probably just leave ours unstained, but will make the final decision once he is finished building it.

Rusty got started yesterday morning bright and early.  First task was to clear the 15 years of unmanicured weeds foliage.

By the end of the day he had it all cleared and laid out the string line to show where the fence would go.

Today he started the holes for the posts. And hopefully by quiting time we might have some in place!

This weekend we are sticking close to home and are attempting to finish unpacking those last few boxes.  I still find myself getting very overwhelmed with the thought of decorating every room, but I just tell myself to get a grip.  It doesn’t have to happen overnight.  As with all good projects, it takes time.

Top things on my list are:

1. A New Storm Door for the Front Door, 2. an Upholstered Headboard for our bed, 3. a New Rug for our Bedroom, 4. Floor to Ceiling Shelving for the Pantry and Guest Closet

Minor Things on my list are:

1. New Bedding for the Master Bed, 2. New Bedding for the New Guest Bed, 3. Open shelving unit for the dining room, 4. Artwork

Anyone still there?  I feel like I just dumped a whole lot of 411 on you.  Guess it makes up for the 3 weeks of not posting anything.  Everyone have a great long weekend!

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  1. Kara
    August 31st, 2012 at 08:28 | #1

    Yay! I´ve been dying to see updates! It´s looking great!

  2. Anne W
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:16 | #2

    Looking good VB’s!!! Love the fence inspiration too!!! And that picture of Mr. VannyB is killing me!!!! Can’t wait to see you next weekend!!

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