Thursday, September 14, 2006

My Favorite Things

The Remodeling Project That Will Not End has ended. . .for the most part. There are still some little things that need to be finished (like the trim around the windows and air conditioner), and some decisions yet to be made (do we put carpet back in? Go through the pain in the ass process of refinishing the floors?), but things are moved back in. I present a photo summary:

Phase I: Rip all the crap out, which resulted in finding a rotted bat carcas in the walls:



Phase II: Which resulted in a re-dislocated shoulder and enough swearing to even make George Carlin blush:




Phase III: Which resulted in a room exactly how I pictured it and motivated me to want to like this house again:


It's still kind of a mess because I'm putting things back together and reorganizing, but you get the general jist of things.
Again, the pictures don't do it justice. The wall color is "desert sand" and the trim is called "bark". We textured the walls with a technique we came up with all by ourselves.

I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am with this room!

Now, in conjunction with the title of this post & the bliss that comes from having this room back, I present a few more of my favorite things:
My seashell collection! This is only a small portion of the collection that I have--but they're the prettiest of them all. No, sadly I didn't find all of these. But a friend of mine did, at a garage sale for 25 cents! They remind me of home. And feed into the idea that I wanted the colors in this room to be my "beach away from the beach."

On the shelf below that are two picture frames for me to fill up with the kiddo's school pictures. Which is why I'm happy to have school pictures for both of them,Mr. Fab.

Below that shelf are my bats:
You can't see them very well, because, well, they're black on black. But they are all from my very awesome bat friends from eHQ. Don't tell them I said they're awesome, though. They'd probably be inclined to take away my battiness.

Finally, Two favorites in one picture:


First off, my nails! When I saw the name of this polish I just had to buy it--Hot Pepper! And now that my life has started to calm down a bit, I'm much less stressed, which means the nails are growing beautifully!

And, last but not least, Patrick Dempsey. I don't watch Gray's Anatomy (I don't get to watch anything that is not either a cartoon or about building and/or blowing stuff up), but I've had a little crush on this man since I saw him in Sweet Home Alabama. He's just so darn pretty!

What are some of your favorite things?

7 comments:

Tigre said...

i didn't know chicks could be rednecks.

courtney said...

Before we moved to MN, we had to do a lot of fixing up the house in MT... we painted the entire basement... know what color? Desert Sand.

CRAZY!

Grace Tyler said...

Chicks can definitely be rednecks. But "glamorous rednecks"? I so love the name of your blog!

Carrion, Goo.

Grace

Mr. Fabulous said...

Okay, I guess I can see the point LOL

Great seashells. We have a bunch in our home too!

ficklechick said...

I think just painted something Desert Sand too!

Bug said...

First, LOVE the nails! What brand is that polish? I'm letting mine re-grow and that's an awesome color :o)

Second, thank god you're done working on your remodel...now you have plenty of time to come work on mine! YAY! Aren't you excited? No? Oh hell, it was worth a try *chuckle*

BSG said...

Hey Glam! Love the pics -- yay now I can see where you're sitting when you're typing away!!

YOU MUST MAKE TIME TO WATCH GREYS. I AM NOT KIDDING. I AM SHOUTING AT YOU. MAKE THE TIME, MY FRIEND.

If for no other reason than the chance of seeing Patricks nekkie butt. :)

Love ya!