Friday, October 1, 2010

Here it is folks...

Hello everyone!
It's been a while since I last wrote. Things have been going on and keeping us super busy. And obviously, I'm not as good about blogging and being busy as many of you bloggers are. I just can't seem to find the time to sit and post. But! Here it is. The house is FINALLY finished. As far as the painting is concerned. ;-)



Can you see how they are working on the house? I'm not so sure that the guy on the ladder is really going to be able to do anything if the ladder that is laying on the roof actually begins to slide. And I'm not so sure Miss. Ally will be able to hold the ladder in place if it begins to get pushed from the top. But, I must admit, she'll look cute trying!

So they couldn't get started painting the house because it rained on Saturday. Sunday they began scraping the house and when they did that they found a few places that had "issues". So we are not exactly all done yet. We have to get the handyman out to replace a couple of the slat siding and the porch rail. But then the guy who painted the house will return and paint those new pieces. I'm telling you what. We had the best guys come out and paint our house! They did a fabulous job and cleaned up each time and just plain worked their butt's off!

So, without further a do.... (by the way, for some reason the paint color is showing up more on the blue side. Not sure why, because it really does look a bit more green in actuality)

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And I must say... We LOVE IT! It turned out better than I had anticipated! AND, I was just looking at my October Better Homes & Garden Magazine and on page 92 was a house that is exactly the same color as ours! Well, theirs is showing more green than ours, but that may be because of my poor handling of the camera! Anyhow, if any of you have that magazine, check it out. AND just to let you know, I plan (eventually) to have the stone work done on our house so that it will look more like the photo in the magazine. As I mentioned in the past, I'm working on getting the house to have more of that Arts & Crafts sensibility to it.

My poor honey, I'm sure he feels like he's working just to pay for the work on the house. But I know that it's only temporary. (Honest dear, eventually, we'll get to that point where we you can sit back and just enjoy.)

Okay, I'll post a couple of things that I found on my Omaha Antique shop jaunt earlier this week. Oh, and a DIY. ;-)

Ya'll have a great weekend and I'll be chattin' with ya soon!

4 comments:

Norma's Nonsense said...

Joan I LOVE your house. The new color is very pretty and looks great on your home. Can't wait to see what you do next.

corinnea said...

Beautiful!!

chellebelle said...

I love it.. really really magestic. So early century Americana.. Cool

Pam said...

I am so jealous!!! I love, love, love your house!