Tuesday, June 1, 2010

tackling this, that, and the other

I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Ours was spent doing project after project, but I loved having my hubby home for THREE DAYS! We got so much done, but still enjoyed spending time together. There still seems like so much left to be done, but we're on our way!!

The last couple of weekends, we have tackled...

*Decorating & painting the "formal dining room" (which won't be used as that for us right now.)



Sorry, I can only give you a sneak peek at this time.
We're still in MAJOR transition, but it's painted!

*We proceeded to remove wallpaper cards off Austin's room...

...with a steamer...

...which left us with all of this on the wall!

...so then we tried this...

...and Goof Off
...and wallpaper stripper
...and peeling it off with our fingernails
...and using a straight blade

{insert helpful suggestion here!}

*We went to IKEA on Sunday and found the most awesomest (I know it's not a word, but it should be!) storage cabinet thingy for my very own craft room. Best part? It was in the "as is" section stating that it had scratches on it. Ummm...we couldn't find a single scratch anywhere. It was another 35% off its already reduced price because they are discontinuing it. It was meant. to. be.

So, now I can finally do something about all of this ugliness (hey, we "just moved in"...do I get a little sympathy?)...

Sorry, still only a sneak peek. It will take a lot of hard work and sweat to get this room up to my standards. But here is the bottom half of the unit we purchased. It has a hutch on top. It's actually meant to be a kitchen buffet, but it will work just perfectly for what I want it for.

To add to the tackle list from this weekend/past week:

-filled holes and touched up paint through the house (main living area color)
-hung picture frames (just a few!)
-started weeding the backyard, finished weeding the front yard, lawn mowed, grass seed filled in patches
-major rearrangement of furniture upstairs to make room for my new storage cabinet (we literally moved things from craft room to Mikayla's room to our closet to the play room - oh my!)
-finally organized our bedroom closet
-purchased 2 gallons of paint for Mikayla's room (next weekend, maybe?)
-garage sale pricing
-started organizing the garage (WOWZA! is all I can say!)
-laundry...too many loads to count

I bet there's even more I have forgotten, but all this to say...it was a very productive weekend!

Check out what others have tackled at 5 Minutes for Mom.


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Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Wow - you have been busy! Your projects looks great so far. I can't wait to see more. You must be tired!


Kelli said...

You have been a busy bee! I can't wait to see all that you're doing. I especially can't see your craft room...you're very own craft room!!!

Kelli W said...

That cabinet from IKEA looks really cool! I wish there was an IKEA closer to us! I can't wait to see your new craft room:) I wish I had one of those too!

Olivia said...

Wow! Good work! We spent the weekend entertaining guests, but we have plenty of those kind of projects too! When's the next holiday??

Sugarplum Creations Blog said...

I want a craft room! :) I love what you've done so far, Heidi, it looks fabulous! Can't wait to see all of the pictures of the finished product. It's so funny, I was *just* thinking of browsing your Stampin' Up site . . . I will have to find a spare minute or two to check it out!

Braley Mama said...

Girl you have been tackling a lot of things!!!!!! I hope you can get that glue off....you tried Goo-gone??? Magic Eraser???

Rhonda said...

Sympathy? Maybe a little envious. You have your own craft room. Glad your getting a lot done. Braley Mama gave my suggestions too.

Can't wait to see more! Thanks for updating us on the home front!

B said...

Wow not that is some tackles!

Love the peek at the color in your dining room and very jealous of your find at Ikea.

Ruth said...

Love the piece from Ikea. I really wish there was one near us.

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Sarah said...

So great to "see" you here! :-) Can't wait to see the final pictures. The cabinet is awesome!

Miller Racing Family said...

Wow, it does look like you all have been super busy. I know what you mean about enjoying the hubby being home. I got so much yard work done Monday while Donnie kept the kids. I can't wait to see all the changes at your new house.
Have a great day!

Tammy Williams said...

Great job so far Heidi! Can't believe you can't get it off with a sander. WOW...that must be some crazy glue on there! I just read this tip online: "For very strong adhesives, you can also use a sponge and soak the boarder with pure fabric softener."
Good luck!

Unknown said...

Looks good, I cannot wait to come see the changes!!

Bonnie said...

For the wallpaper adhesive removal:: DIFF spray/spray gel Generously SOAK the area and you can GENTLY scrape off....if it doesn't come off the first time re-soak and use a tiger claw! Good luck

Katie said...

I totally recognize those cards, they are by eeboo. I really like them, but I bet it would be really hard to boy them up!

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