Picture Post

I had an incredibly busy weekend–most of it was on Saturday. There was home improvement, Charlie’s first hair cut, an art show, and a visit to hear some live music. First, let me tell you about the house. My house has a long hallway that runs front to back. The bedrooms and bathroom are off this hallway, but rather than just having doors off the hallway, there are these two little cubbies–one for the master bedroom and one for the other two bedrooms and bath. I thought this would be a good place to do something dramatic–not too big, so it won’t over power the place.

So, we painted them red.

We’re almost done and it has taken SEVERAL coats of paint. This picture was taken during the process.

Well, my cool, red alcoves couldn’t just have these lights:

So this weekend we took advantage of the no-tax things and picked out some mini-chandeliers to hang there instead. I couldn’t find a picture of them and they’re still in the box, but they look kind of like this:

But, of course I couldn’t hang the lights on a popcorn ceiling, so I started scraping the ceiling this weekend.

And then I ordered some fancy light switch covers.

One day we want to replace the doors too, but that will be a huge project, and for now I’m sticking with the easy stuff.

And, just for the Charlie fans, pictures of his first hair cut. You have to excuse my wet-mop hair–I was fresh out of the shower.

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  1. I see all of you guys doing stuff to your houses this summer and I am so jealous. That is one thing I really miss about living in an apartment. I can’t just paint a wall.

  2. Small Town Girl says:

    I love little home improvement projects. I’m sure your little areas look great!

  3. it WAS a busy weekend!! I love the red. And the cute pics of the first haircut!

  4. Digging the mini-chandeliers…I want pics when the cubbies and lights are all set. You are quite the home-improvement maven these days! I have a coupld days off soon, so I hope to finally finish painting he kitchen.
    PS: I am leaving this comment again because I HATE THOSE WORD VERIFICATION things!!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Oooh, red! Very nice! Will you post pictures when it’s complete?

    How did Charlie like his haircut?

  6. Nadine Hightower says:

    And it looks like he didn’t give you any trouble.

  7. fertylemyrtle says:

    Two words – tinted primer! Makes the job much easier – fewer coats of paint.

  8. White Hot Magik says:

    Can’t wait to see the finished project. You are brave cutting his hair. I say this because I am klutz and afraid to get near my children’s head with scissors.

  9. can’t wait to see the end product; will you be hanging some of your own artwork? you should.

    that 1st haircut is always fun–looks like he did very well!