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Showing posts from February, 2013

Guest Room Reveal

Hurray!! The guest bedroom is mostly done...I'm finally ready for guests! I had initially thought I could just get by with cleaning it, getting rid of the furniture left behind, adding curtains, and furnishing it. I had to convince Mr. B the desk had to go...too big and didn't go with my vision for a guest room: The night stand/end table thingy is one ugly, heavy piece of furniture: It got pressed into service as a stand for the tiny refrigerator we initially used. Now it's sitting out in the garage until I decide what it's good for... The paint looked like a nice golden apricot until I put my curtains up. yikes! That made it turn very peachy and not the pretty golden color I wanted: I decided then and there I was going to have to paint it. Although I thought about getting a rich golden color, I had 2 gals. of paint leftover from my master bedroom here in the city. It is a custom color similar to Behr's Creamy Mushroom only lighter. Neutral is

Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring are showing up at the "B" Farm.  Daffodils: Snowdrops: Oxalis: Early wildflowers: Pretty wildflower - Not Bastard Weed! Plus, the leaves on some of the trees are starting to bud out: Elm tree I hope we don't get a late cold snap that freezes the tender leaves but it's very possible. Texas weather is so unpredictable this time of year and can change in an instant. Of course, the interior is getting refreshed for Spring also. All the wintery decor has been put away and replaced with an early Spring one: Fireplace Mantel with warm candle light and roses  I found this birdcage at GW long ago and whitewashed it:  I love how it looks with all the candles in it. The lantern also got a whitewashed finish:  I moved these from the entry and placed on the fireplace ledge. I love their rustic finish and how the candlelight shows up the letters: The entry table decor was

Puppies First Farm Visit

We finally got to take the puppies to the farm. They had a blast! They gave me lots to smile about and laugh over - just what I needed. We like this place!  They ran and dug in the dirt: oops, Buddy got into the paint - see the white streaks on his lower body?  I was testing paint colors on the exterior. He had to "help" ran some more, then found the leaf piles and played in them like little kids: Leaves! Burrowing and tossing leaves up Pounce! What fun! They make a great crunchy noise! I think they loved being there....they certainly wore themselves out! Whew! We played hard! While I played with the puppies, Bruce replaced the steps in the yard: Old railroad ties removed and new ones going in place new steps The old ones were pretty rotted and threatened to crumble when we walked on them. It's great to have solid wood underfoot now. Thanks, Bruce! Now I need to work on cleaning the weeds out of the retain