Saturday, July 25, 2009

It Feels Like Forever

Some things are getting more disorganized.

While other things are getting ready to be put away. Look at all that canning! How do you like the floor?

These are the shelves going into the pantry. I'm not sure if it's fortunate or not to have 12 barrels taking up most of the space. We have done some thinking though how to maximize the use of this area. I'm just going to leave the wood unfinished. I like it and if it's painted it will get scuffed. If it gets scuffed I'll feel compelled to scrub it clean. My husband is surprised at me not to want it all matching, but I don't. Something in this place can be a bit rustic, or hillbilly.

Check this out. Pretty nice huh?

The little utility sink and for now the ironing board can hang on the door. It was hanging upstairs in the hallway before.

In the middle of all the construction we had a guest. This is Chai Tea. We have known her since she was a young girl, she is so pretty. Kayla had just come home from camp she had a great time.

They are looking at stuff on the internet. What else is there to do? Actually we looked at dogs. I saw 2 I would love to have but they were both in Georgia. If I tried to get a dog in Georgia right now my husband might kill me. Or he might just walk down the road into the sunset never to be seen again. He has his limits. He is really really really tired right now.

He spent days on his knees on the concrete. He had to take up the old stuff, clean it, prep it and then figure out this fancy directional linoleum tile I bought. I thought I was making it easier to pick a bigger size square. Nope, it wasn't. The floor is done in here now. This picture was taken before the ones on the top.

It is really pretty though. It looks like slate.

He's still working as I write this. From the time he gets up until he gets ready to quit at night he is working. My ideas are really great but they sure take a lot of work to make come true. A LOT of work.


Debbie in CA : ) said...

God bless that man!!!! He's a miracle worker.

Looks fantastic! Love the "tile."

Let's toast to plentiful pantries and pretty laundry rooms. Here! Here! : D

joanne said...

I love the tile too! It's nice to see things coming together in the house...Thank God for a good man...;p

Angela said...

I LOVE all the projects that are getting done at your house. That pantry,,oh my goodness,,,I can't wait to see the pic when it is filled up...Your laundry room...SIGH...oh I could spend hours in there,,LOL...

thought the pic of the girls was familiar...too cute and precious.

Twisted Fencepost said...

What a sweetheart of a guy to work so hard to make you happy!
I've got one of those. And I'm hanging on for as long as God will let me keep him.