Wednesday, June 23, 2010


TightLines Designs posted my blog! Glad I can share my experience. They really do have a great selection of small house designs. If you are ever searching for a small, efficient design, look there first.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Got a rug! I thought it would be too dark at first, but I think it looks great!

One of the accent chairs made it into my bedroom. I think it looks better in there. It might need a pillow.
More decor...Pier 1 rocks!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


I finally purchased furniture for the living room and the bedroom. Now its time to shop for accents, rugs, lamps, etc. This is getting to be expensive!

Friday, March 26, 2010

So close to done!

Posts have been wrapped. Now I just need to paint the doors a nice maroon color and put the edge piece on the porch floor and the exterior is DONE!!

And the birds have finally found my feeder!

My mom started a nice little rock wall in my back yard.

And the grass is growing!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"New York State of Mind"

Bar top has been installed. Now all I need are some nice bar stools!

Living room is now half "New York State of Mind" blue by Benjamin Moore! I love it!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Porch Floor

We spent a beautiful Saturday working on the porch. It was nice a sunny, and would have been really warm if it hadn't been for the wind. All in all, it was a great day and we got a lot of back-breaking work done. Now we have to take a day or so to nurse our sore muscles.

The porch framing:

Working hard (see Dan, we really are the ones doing the work).

Lunch break:
Porch flooring is done! What a great day!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


The siding has started. We've had a couple really nice days and we've moved right along. A few more nice days and we'll be done before too long.

The guest room is partially furnished too. Well, I have beds at least.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wainscoting done!

The dinning room is now surrounded by wainscoting. The added expense was worth it, I love it! Ten years down the road I might do it the rest of the house, but for now this will do.

I had to get a shot of these flowers next to the beautiful green walls.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Moving in!

I officially moved into the house on February 14th. Talk about a big change! The house is still currently "under construction" but my private quarters are 99% done. I just need to hang some pictures and decorate.

Last night we had a nice dinner at my house, finished off with a slice of cake from Sweet Sensations! It was a very nice celebration.

Lucy spent a good deal of time inspecting her new surroundings. She only stayed for the first night so far and will be back once all the sawing and noise making is finished. For such a big change, she did pretty well. I think she'll really like the new house too.

She did miss the outside, but once she's acclimated to her new environment, we will add the cat door.

The trim really looks good and is almost finished, just the wainscoting is left.

My bedroom walls got painted too (2 of them) a nice purple color, its called grappa by Benjamin Moore. I wasn't sure how I'd like it as such a bold color, but it looks wonderful and I am glad I chose it.

Oh, and as promised, here is a shot of the unfinished attic space. Still needs lots of work, but its not high on the priority list right now. It will be a great space however.

Back to homework and enjoying my new home!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Closet, Pantry & Headers

Well, its been a while since I posted, but we haven't been sitting on our laurels, for we have been hard at work doing trim. It all looks the same, but boy, is it time consuming.

Below is a shot of the headers. I think they look fantastic. The little details really do add a lot.

And we started the shelving in the pantry. Not finished yet, but I needed a place to put my Vegemite and my Belgian beer (oops, I drank it already)!

And my closets were put in. Still empty, but not for long!

We have decided, move-in date has been set: February 14! And we are going to celebrate with a chocolate raspberry cake from Sweet Sensations in Rockland! Yum!

So now I need to start boxing up all my stuff to move in. Actually, I already have lots of stuff in the attic (I forgot about the attic ~ stay tuned for pictures).


Monday, January 18, 2010

Kitchen Counter

The kitchen counter came in this week and I think it looks great! I have more counter space then I thought. So exciting!

We also painted the dinning room walls. I took a ton of pictures hoping to capture the exact green. This was the closest, but it doesn't really do it justice. It's the best green! No wonder it's my favorite color!