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Makes My Monday: Paint!

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation is awfully busy hosting all these great things…

I leave Mike alone for a week, and what happens?? I get the following rooms painted:

Hallway

Hallway

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I don’t really go around taking pictures of my hallway, so no before picture. Mike did both the up- and down-stairs hallways!

Back Entry way

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Same as above…no real picture from before. (And I just couldn’t wait for Mike to take the tape off … so please excuse the blue lines LOL!)

Bathroom

Bathroom

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The only before pictures I have of the bathroom are focused on the tub…not the walls, so no before picture here either.

Dining Room

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Not a great before picture…but it gives you a little bit of an idea.

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Living Room

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So…paint and a very hard-working husband make my Monday. (I can’t believe how much he got done in a WEEK!!)

Cabinets

Step 4 in our kitchen renovations! (Step 1 was new curtains. Step 2 was painting. Step 3 was staining the window.)

We had our cabinets refaced this week!!! We also have a gorgeous counter top and custom cabinets around the fridge and the stove now.

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There are still some things to do (little things like touch-ups here and there, big things like painting the wall between the counter and the cabinets and putting tile up). The faucet is being installed as I type.

Stain

Step 3 in our kitchen renovations! (Step 1 was new curtains. Step 2 was painting.) Step 4 – the biggie – is supposed to be happening next week. I’m.so.freakin.excited!!!!!

I’m going to use the “After” picture from the new curtain post as the “Before” one here.

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Mike worked SO hard on this. (I helped a little bit, but he really did the lion’s share.) We used a product called Stripeeze to get all the white paint off…which really worked well – except in all the nooks and crannies of the window sill itself. That took a lot of elbow grease in addition to the Stripeeze.

Friday’s Foto Finish Fiesta

Candid Carrie sponsors this one – head over to her blog and find LOTS of links for bloggers who’ve joined in! (You can join in too!)

It’s amazing what a new set of curtains can do for a room.

I forgot to take a “before” picture before putting the new ones up, so I found this photo from a previous post…not a great one, but you get the idea.

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These are the new curtains…a first step in our kitchen makeover – stay tuned for more!

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And YES. The chickens will be leaving us when the renovations are complete 😉