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Everything is coming together

This weekend was huge for the hubby and I getting things done around the house. The hubby mowed our lawn for the first time… until our mower broke. Then he borrowed our neighbors to finish up the front yard. We bought a new mower on Saturday. Our new mower has a Honda motor. How fancy! All in all, the yard took a little more than an hour to mow, which isn’t too bad for a half acre +.

What else did we do this weekend? Why, more painting, of course!

We were painting maniacs this weekend. My biggest accomplishment was getting our kitchen painted. I had never planned on painting our kitchen, but with the electrical work we had done it became a must. So, from boring beige to sanctuary green the walls went, and now our kitchen looks so much nicer!

This was definitely the trickiest room I’ve ever had to paint. I went all out and painted all the way down behind my oven and the entire nook surrounding my fridge. I had to paint so many nooks and crannies, but the worst by far were the spaces above our cabinets. My back still hurts just thinking about painting up there!

It’s not often that it pays to be short, but being 5’5″ worked in my favor when it came to painting above our cabinets. I still had to scrunch to one side to paint up there, but there was no way the hubby could have done it at his ginormous height of 6’2″. I even had to free hand some parts of the ceiling because I couldn’t physically get into the little spaces to tape. All of my hard work paid off because it looks amazing. Now that it is a beautiful, rich color, I can’t imagine not having my kitchen painted. Bye-bye, boring beige. Hello, beautiful green!

The hubby’s big accomplishment of the weekend was getting our family room painted. Saturday morning I repainted the ceiling one last time, then we started to tackle the walls. He finished up yesterday afternoon and now our room is finally starting to look like a room again! How exciting.
I made a fun discovery in our family room while we were painting. Turns out our stairs have a beautiful bit of molding to them that I’d never seen before. I painted the bottom half the same color as the family room, so now the molding pops. Look how charming they are (don’t pay too much attention to the dirt… the actual molding desperately needs to be painted white).
As if that wasn’t enough painting for one weekend, the hubby and I also tackled the bottom half of our dining room. I know this picture is far from fantastic, but you get the idea.
Now all we have left to paint is one teeny, tiny bathroom and the main room and hallway of the house! The end is definitely in sight. And that means I can start figuring out how I want to decorate! FINALLYYYYY!
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