Monday, April 2, 2012

From Mess to Home...

My laptop died.... it was a sad week.
Happily my husband is a genius and it is back up and running now that he had a little free time to tinker with it.

He has many talents.... speaking of which... our house is starting to look a lot more like a home.
Which is what I was planning to blog about next before all the drama of a nearly dead laptop.

This is looking from the dining room into the living room. The old doorway was about in the middle where the loveseat is and was not nearly as wide as that even.

That is looking back from the living room the steps are still unfinished but I love love love them already. We got the railing and newel post salvaged from my husbands grandfather. He works in demolition and saves all kinds of awesome old stuff. We were told by another friend who refinishes furniture and helped restore them that they are from the 1860's... super awesome. I love old stuff.

The reason we both loved it was the top of the post which is the end of the railing.
I don't have a finished picture yet but here in the before.

Isn't it just the coolest shape? I also told Tom I would have happily kept the shabby chic powder blue paint but he called it insane and never looked twice. I have to admit it does look pretty spiffy all shined up....

He has a lot of good ideas. He put this crown molding in the living room on a whim and it really just makes the space.

I am constantly humbled by him, impressed... amazed by how hard he works, how much he loves us and wants to make our home all he can.

When I count my blessings I count him first.

Ok now that I've gone and made myself all weepy. Back to Monday and boiling eggs to color!
Making a shopping list, catching up on some school work, and cuddling some cute kids.

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