Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Plenty of Painty Progress

Happy Wednesday! :)

First off I want to say thanks to everyone who commented on my last post. I really try and get back to all of you, even if it's a simple thank you :) I may have missed a couple because I've been so crazy busy, and honestly I have a brain like sieve. It hearten's me so much to have your constant support. So Thank You ALL so very much.  

As you have probably guessed by now, I haven't really been around to write many a blog post lately. This is primarily because we're finally getting into the final stages of completing our house!

I'm beginning to think I should have called this the St. John's Stitcher and DIY blog!

On the stitchy side of things I have surprisingly been able to stitch quite a bit over the last few weeks. I'm not sure how, but it seems that I'm fitting way more into one day than 24hrs generally allows. I don't have a picture for you but I did get a huge part of Santa's sleeve stitched.

To be totally blunt, Santa is probably going to stay untouched from here on out, at least for the next few weeks. It's now looking like we're heading for a late May move-in for my house. PEWF! I'm seriously getting butterflies just thinking about it. Both excited and terrified!!!!!

I mentioned this in my last blog but the last few weeks have been ALLLLL choosing the finishing touches for the house. Hardwood, tiles, trim, lighting... paint. I basically live at Home Depot now. In fact, I was in there with my better half not so long ago, made it 10ft into the store when an associate walked passed us and said "Back again!" There's something comical yet pitiful in this scenario I swear.

That day we were looking for doors. Lots and lots of doors.

In this pic we're prepping the doors to be spray painted as our plasterer offered to do it as he was also set to prime our walls the next day as well. Killing two birds with one stone? Yes please. I'm thankful that these are one thing that I will not have to paint and they'll look so much better spray painted with and even coat than if they were painted with a brush and roller by yours truly. 

I started painting the upstairs little more than a week ago and the first order of business was to get the bathroom done. My parents may live just up the road but I think I'd prefer not having to jump into my car with dirty clothes all in a hurry to make it to the bathroom!

Saturday was a busy day in particular for painting. I'm thankful that I have friends who will spend a Saturday painting when they could be off to the mall or watching a movie. All much more entertaining than getting full of paint. But they made the day more exciting than most day I've spent down there. We all did lots of work but had tons of fun doing it together.

At the end of the day who can complain when you get to have a feed of fresh of the grill steak and an ice cold beer. 

My very own art niche! Perfect home to highlight my finished cross stitches I think (when I get around to framing them that is ;) ).

 Current workshop / future dining room!

Now! I know what you're thinking... "Jeez, that looks unsafe/precarious". While yes it is rather precarious, we've got supports on the bottom of that ladder. Believe me when I say it's not going anywhere! That being said... there is no way on this earth that I'll be getting out on that board LOL! 

The Master bedroom. I only have the ceiling and the accent wall painted so far. But the walls are going an off white colour so it won't look much different than it is here right now. Just much more polished.

Room #1 is my master ensuite and that room at the very end is my walkin!

I got out on that thing. Not as scary as it looks, but still not fun when you're looking down 12ft to the first floor!

This is the first spare bedroom and WOW it looks lime green here! In actual fact it's a yellowish celery colour. Of all the rooms in my house this is the brightest. I'm still not sure if I'm in LOVE with it but meh. It's not my room haha. 

And last but not least is the final spare bedroom. This is my favourite colour out of all the colours I have picked for this house. LOVE IT!

The one place that won't have as much painting as the other rooms is the dining room! I've decided to do wallpaper. Here's what I picked up the other day on yet another trip to yet another hardware store!

I may have no clue how to wallpaper a room, but I seriously love this to bits! So cannot wait :)

Anyways folks that's all for now! I'll be back with another housey update or two before all is said and done for sure :)

Have a great day!



  1. sending you big hugs..
    happy days smiles :)
    love cucki x

  2. Yay! That's so exciting! :D The colors look great. It's such a beautiful house!

  3. Wow! You are really getting there! Very exciting.

  4. What an exciting time for you. You picked out some great paint colors!

  5. What an exciting time! It looks lovely!

  6. this is the most exciting time :D
    It's going to be a real wonderful nest
    great job and very good choices
    good luck

  7. Amazing so far Melissa!! So excited for you! I love that wallpaper you chose for the dining room. It'll be quite the statement!! Hugs and Happy Easter!

  8. It's looking good, not long to go now


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