Thursday, July 12, 2012


I haven't been particularly successful at spiffing up the house for the wedding.

The paint in the sun room looks like we took yellow highlighter to the walls.

The new ceiling fan is teeny tiny compared to the volume of the room. (Scale has never been my strong suit. Too math-y for my taste.)

The faucets are somewhere in Idaho. Or Arizona. Possibly both.

The roof guys showed up at 6.45 a.m with hip hop blaring from the truck radio.

We are on the third round of planting Wave Petunias in the front garden.

How is it that HGTV makes these home up-do's effortless (and in 30 minutes)?

The wallpaper guy, bless him, is setting up to make those powder room walls delightful.

Buh bye brown walls, green stenciling and foil flowers. You will not be missed.

If you need me, I will be at the hardware store measuring ceiling fans and escutcheons, looking for white paint to tone down those walls and buying a toilet seat because, ridiculously, new toilets -- even expensive ones -- do not come with seats. (Bet they do on HGTV.)

Perfect, right?


Jackie/Jake said...

Ha Ha!! Hopping over from alphabe-Thursday!!

Enjoyed this post. We're in the middle of house renos as well and I do get so tired of the mess.

Great toilet seat!!

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Theresa said...

Sounds very very BUSY in Naperville!!! Hope you are enjoying the spiff over and have a Happy Alpha Thurs!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Remodeling your house sounds like an interesting delight. I would so love to do ours, but instead I want to get a new house. This house is way too small! :(

Good 'H' post!

Hometowns USA

It's All Connected said...

Here's the scoop. I'v done decor makeovers for TV and it's planned out to the tiniest detail, months in advance. A crew of specialists do the work over a couple of days. A photographer shoots the good stuff and bypasses the rest and no one knows there isn't room to walk or set a glass down on the set. Have fun getting it all done! ~ Maureen

anitamombanita said...

I dare you to buy that toilet seat! LOL

Splendid Little Stars said...

Uhh...those house projects seem to drag on and sometimes seem to not be working out as planned. In the end, I'm sure your place will be beautiful! If you get that toilet seat, it will be the talk of the party and no one will notice if anything seems odd!

Yeah. right. a half hour!

Lola said...

Great post!

Hope you’re having a great week and look forward to seeing you again next time!

Visiting from Alphabe-Thursday

Lmkazmierczak said...

It's a process....try to stay sane♫

Carol said...

This is why I seem to reject change. I am just too lazy for it.

Kathy and Freddy said...

One phrase:
"soft close toilet seat".
The most important part of bathroom design.

Janice said...

We just finished doing a gut-job on the upstairs hall bathroom. For future reference, we discovered that the Titan toilet from Menard's (isn't that a great
name for a toilet?) does, indeed come with a seat. Soft closing one, at that.
I'm in love with the new toilet! I may start taking detours just to use it.
Now I just need a shower curtain.
The trips to the store never seem to end.

Good luck with those petunias. Bet the first ones didn't like the 100-plusdays.


storybeader said...

I just love turtles, and that toilet seat is calling my name! I didn't know that they sold them without the lid! Just shows you the last time I bought one! Hope everything get done in a timely manner! {:-Deb

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Stopping over through Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday :o) Hope you get all you want done in your house remodeling. We love to watch yard crashers/bath crashers/kitchen crashers, etc...and how awesome it would be to have something by them crashed in only 2 to 3 days!

Blessings & Aloha!

Sharon said...

I'm with Kathy, those soft close lids are the best, drawback-they don't last forever.

Sharon said...

I'm with Kathy, those soft close lids are the best, drawback-they don't last forever.

Pondside said...

Oh dear - good luck! I know the stress of getting a house ready for a wedding. here on the edge of the continent we're certain that every last widget and toilet seat comes around Cape Horn on a slow boat.

Annesphamily said...

Keep your positive attitude! I really enjoyed the post! Best wishes with the remodel!

EG CameraGirl said...

It sure is a LOT of work, isn't it? It'll be worth it, though! :))

Andy David said...

Dear friend,
When its all will be sooooo happy!! Thanks for sharing.

Jenny said...

Darn. Too bad you're not having the event at night...then you could just use 15 watt bulbs everywhere and call it a day!

Love the wallpaper!

The toilet seat was definitely a crack up.



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