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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Shaping Up is Hard To Do, Continued

Whew! I did it...survived the remodel, that is.  I knew I could, I knew I could, I knew I could. But it wasn't easy. However, looking at the final product, I can honestly say that it was completely worth it.

What a mess!
The Lady Pugs and I retreated to the deck to wait until the removal of the popcorn ceiling and take-down of the cement brick room divider, both unattractive features of my home, was over. The next step, the painting, wasn't as noisy but proved to be just as messy.

When all was said and done, I couldn't believe how much brighter and bigger everything looked.

 In fact, I can't stop being amazed by the difference the work has made in the feel of my home. The dark has gone away!

I love the entire job, down to the littlest detail. The can lights, burning so brightly in the kitchen, will make cooking a different experience; and I love that they have a dimmer so that I can have soft lighting in the evening after dinner is over. My favorite detail, however, is my splendid Tiffany lamp over the dining table. Fabulous!

That's all the good news. The bad news is that I still have some of that pesky popcorn left in the foyer, the living room, the hall, and the back bedroom: more work to do. So, the next phase commences on August 20 which gives me a little time to enjoy the work that has been done until I am, once again, engulfed in another remodeling tornado.

I'm getting to be an old hand at this.


  1. Oh how wonderful! Everything looks great! I'm so inspired to get this same project done...but I'm a couple of years away. Love the beautiful lamp!

  2. Wow...looks great! I love the changes. Glad the girls and you were able to get away by going outside. And I agree, the lamp is beautiful!

  3. End results are wonderful ~ remodeling is never fun ~ and is messy ~ Glad you and the pugs had the nice area ~~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

  4. haha i would have retreated as well...looks good... and thank goodness you get a break before the next the light cover...

  5. Love eating popcorn, but not seeing it on the ceiling. Your remodeling is lookin' good!
    Also love your macro photos on other blog -- what type of camera and lens do you use Jan?

    1. Nothing fancy going on here. I use my Canon Power Shot or iPhone...with an occasional Instagram touch-up. I think your photos are fabulous, much better than mine.

  6. I really do luv wood in the dinning room. There's nothing like it. I've often wished we put wood flooring throughout the house instead of just the front hallway, kitchen, and morning room. Is that a curio cabinet?

    The living room/sitting area is inviting too. Seems your little dogs love home regardless of where they are.

    The Tiffany lamp is a great idea so I'm filing it away for when we decide to actually get our new dinning room furniture. We've been putting it off for more than 10 years. *sigh* It's been college on the front burners for about 5 years but I can't remember what excuse it was before that. *grin*


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