Saturday, April 16, 2011

Painting and cleaning

Prim friends, I have been so busy... too busy to keep up with blogging.  I miss posting and I really miss seeing what all you are up to!

This is what I am in the middle of right now... painting.
Here is one of my dining room walls before.

Here it is after one coat of dark red paint, and still wet too.  Only one coat!  I couldn't believe how well it covered, I was seriously amazed!

So far the second coat has been applied and I could really stop there, it looks so good.  But I haven't used near the paint that I thought I would so I am going to put on a third coat tomorrow.  Can't wait to tear off that blue tape and see that dark red against the wood.  When I'm done, I'll be back with some more before and after pictures.

This is what else I've been doing... spring cleaning in my kitchen!  I was debating on whether I should share these pictures with you or not because I don't want you to see my messy kitchen haha, but I am going against my will and hoping that this will spur some motivation in someone.  I opened every single drawer and cabinet in my kitchen.

I spent two full days taking every single thing out, wiping out each drawer and shelf.  Then re-organizing every single small appliance, dish, and utensil.  As I finished that drawer or cabinet, I closed the door.  That was a wise thing to do because although it was a very tedious job, it was so nice to see that I was making progress!

I'm actually amazed it only took 2 days but once I got going, it was so fulfilling to finally get things organized!  I am a Pampered Chef junkie (also a Scentsy junkie, lol) and have bought a lot since we moved into our home 4.5 years ago so it was very nice to get everything together now instead of all over the kitchen wherever I could find room.

I'm so excited that I now have sections for: baking, entertaining, and holiday items.

Other than these home improvement projects, I have been extremely busy with my kids and their many school projects.  I will only bore you with one of the projects.  My daughter and her friend took 1st place at their school with their Rubber-band Vehicle in Science.  The top three advanced to the Tulsa Engineering Challenge that is put on by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.  They went up against many, many boys and they were the only all girl team and guess what?  Those girls got 1st place in their division and won $100 (to share)!  We were so very proud of them because they built it, my husband was just there to supervise.  Amariah is the one on the right.

Oh, I've also been antiquing on a weekly basis and have so many things to share... as soon as I can get to it all and get it unpacked!

Have a delightful week my friends~


Prim n Raggedy said...

Wow Angie you have been busy! I love how your dining room walls have turned nice! I have just done my kitchen also...just hope everything stays where it's meant to for a while lol!
Well done to your daughter & her friends...that's an amazing achievement!
Carole x

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Angie, You ROCK! I LOVE the color of red that you did!!!! You sure are a busy gal, but it is going to be SO worth it, but ALOT of work!!!

Besides being a Mother, wife, taxi driver, cook, nurse, etc!!LOL! LOL!
I can't wait to see everything all put together!!!!You are BRAVE!

Hugs to you my Friend,

Farmhouse prims said...

You have such a beautiful home. I love your new wall color and kitchen.

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Hey Angie! I was thinking about you just the other day and wondering where you were and if everything was o.k. I totally understand about life getting so busy that you don't have time for anything! I love, love, love the red in your dining room! It looks awesome against the wood trim. I cannot wait to see it all finished! Good job on getting organized. You may have just motivated me to get my kitchen better organized. . . maybe!!! LOL!
Hope you have a great week!

purensimple-Theresa said...

Angie..Wow you have been busy! I love the color you chose for your DR can't wait to see it all finished.
Great idea on the way you are organizing your kitchen. I never thought to open each door and close it when finished great idea!
Congrats to the girls on their win!
Have a wonderful week.

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Wow, Angie you have a lot of cabinets! I love the red, my living room, in Texas is red! You sure have been busy! I will talk to ya, soon!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Wow! I love the color. You are a brave one ~ I like the color red but would be to afraid to put it on my walls. Yours looks great!
I really need to do spring cleaning, but would rather do other things.
Keep up the good work!
Congrats to the girls on their win.
Prim Blessings

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

doesn't it feel great to have it done? and knowing where everything is. my niece used to sell Pampered Chef. I had more than I would ever use and gave a lot of it to friends and relatives. my utensils are my favorite things and I can't let them go! and my pizza stone......
love that you are working at making your life easier!

LibbiesHome said...

Hi Angie! So glad to see what you've been up to. :) Can't wait to see the finished product in the dining room. You are so brave to pick such a bold color - I always seem to wimp out at the last minute in that department. That red is going to look amazing next to your wood-work!!
And yes, you are totally inspiring me to do the same with my kitchen drawers and cabinets. I love how they look after that job is done - even if it only lasts a little while it seems. :)
Congratulations to Amariah and her friend - "Girl Power!"

Lillie Mae Acres said...

Just beautiful Angie. The color looks great. You have been busy a busy lady!

Brenda said...

Ok house is next on your list right?? I'm loving the color on your walls and with that wood, gosh, just beautiful!!


Friendship Crossing said...

Wow! Angie! You sure have been busy! was beginning to wonder what happened to ya. :))

LOVE the woodwork going up your stairs~ what a beautiful home! and the RED looks awesome!
Looks like you have tons of cabinet space which is so handy! I'm proud of you for showing us behind the doors, but it looks like it's getting very clean and organized! Great job!
Good to see you back on here!


At Home With Amy said...

Angie your new wall color is absolutely fabulous. I love bold colors on the walls. What beautiful woodwork you have in your home. I would love to see more.
I was just telling my hubby last night that I need to totally clean out our kitchen and scrub everything down from top to bottom. I sure wish I had your energy to do it. It makes me so tired just thinking about it though.
Have a blessed week,

Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

ok Angie, I am opening up all my cupboard doors and drawers, What time should I expect you here to clean and organize them???? LOL
I love the Red paint. Can't wait to see that wall when the tape is off. Looks great so far.

Debbie Geiger said...

awsome job wish I had the time to clean out all my cabinets. I might find things I forgot I had.

Christine said...

GOOD FOR YOU!!! So much done I have to admire your discipline and the satisfaction after is soooooo worthwhile! The red is amazing too!
Congrats to Amariah and the team - they are fantastic! Well done!
Best wishes

Cora said...

Boy you have been busy (when you weren't hiding in the closet) :) Everything looks really nice and I know it feels good to finish a task and get so organized!!
Take care and Happy Easter Blessings to you!

*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

The paint looks great...can't wait to see the pictures once you decorate! Good job on the spring cleaning, isn't it a great feeling when you are tidy & organized!! ~Kriss~

Anonymous said...

Angie! How modest are you?! You have such a beautiful, special, large home...and this is the first we see of it?? Gosh, all I ever saw was the sewing bathroom...which I LOVE!
On top of that I see you have raised an adorable, intelligent girl...and have a wonderful husband who is so involved!
Plus mother to your other beautiful children.
You must be very proud, and congrats to your daughter!

Prim In The Country said...

Boy, you say I've been busy, but look at what you've gotten accomplished! Love the color paint you chose, and my house needs some big time spring cleaning! Can't wait to see the painting all finished, plus what you've been antiquing.

Tell your daughter congrats, she's a smart one!

Whew You Go Girl, Melissa

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Hi Angie! You have been busy!! I can't wait to see your finished paint job. You took on quite the challenge in your kitchen!! How nice to have everything clean and organized. Congrats to your daughter and her friend!!

I can't wait to see your antiques! I am hoping to go to an auction this weekend.

Pokey said...

It's amazing all that you've done! LOVE the red, and clean cupboards are the crown of the room, that's the best feeling, isn't it!?!