Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Post-Painting Party Pictures. Alliteration, what?

Hey all.   I have just about finished painting.  Last Saturday, several awesome friends came to my new place to help me paint.  On Monday I did some more painting on my own and Tuesday I bought white paint to do trimming touchups.  I must say, I am loving it.  I have also had 4 new pieces of furniture delivered, which I have assembled: 2 new bookcases (the ones I have will not survive another move), a baker's rack for the kitchen, and a dinette set with a table and 2 stools. :)
So, once again, in better colors:
My foyer.
 Detail on my painted shelves.
 Looking through from the front to the back.
 The flash makes this look brighter than it is.  It's a bittersweet color.  And you can see my table and stools.
 I painted the inside of both arches blue. :)
 Tiny, but cute kitchen.
 And back the other way.  That's also my baker's rack.
 Bedroom and bookcase.
 That tiny door hides a standard-sized ironing board.  So cute!!!
 From the back to the front of the house.
 And of course, nothing would be right in my life without green. :)
There it is, folks.  I am super happy.  I'm going away this weekend, and so won't be moving my stuff in until next week - Thursday night or Saturday morning, depending on some things.

ALSO: my mom is coming to visit!  Yay!!!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Paint Party.

This coming Saturday, I am organizing a Painting Party at my new place in order to rid it of the neon colors that currently adorn the walls.  I'm excited.  I've washed all the baseboards, swept the ceilings and taped off one room.  I spent a good portion of yesterday cleaning, as the most recent inhabitants were a young couple who have clearly not yet learned how to scrub.  Or sweep.  Let's just say that my house was gross.  And now it's not.  Except for the bathroom.  I'm not looking forward to tackling that.  All the other rooms, though, now smell like chemical cleaning product.  It's a wonderful thing.

Anyway, for my local friends who read this blog, if you have a bit of time on Saturday and could lend a hand in exchange for free lunch and a definite invite to my housewarming party, which will feature baked goods prepared by yours truly, let me know and I'll get you my new address. :)