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Sunday, 11 December 2016

Ta Daaaa!!

It has officially been one week since I started shoving furniture aside and putting down sheets and tarps. I have been up and down a stepladder more times than I can remember. I successfully kept cats out of the paint and did not have any serious mishaps. And now, finally, one week later, the den is painted. It went from this...



to this.




Our furniture stayed in all the same places, but the wooden shelf got moved from above the tv to above the love seat. It is empty right now, but it will have Christmasy type things on it soon. As well, we used to have two collections of framed family photos, but I felt it was time to change up the look, so currently our walls are very bare. We are going to take our time putting anything on the walls until we find pieces that are just right, suitable to the casual, slightly masculine feel of this room.

Someone commented that they thought a "den" would be an underground room. This room is on the main floor, although you do step down into it. This originally was the summer kitchen of the house. It had been poorly converted into part of the living space when we bought the house. My husband ripped everything out and rebuilt it properly. We added the wood stove as well. It is a comfortable, put your feet up and watch tv kind of room.

Now that it is done, I am indeed putting my feet up and enjoying a glass.


Now, onto the weather... Today I did not travel to do the last of my Christmas shopping because all of the weather sites that I saw on the "interweb" warned of special weather advisories and accumulation of 10 to 15 cm. As well, the radar showed a giant blob rising up from the southwest across our area, to hit about noon. As it turned out, the weather has only just hit in the last hour or so (it's now 6:15 p.m.), so I'm thinking I probably could have gone anyway and just taken my chances that I wouldn't get caught in it coming home. Oh well, this way I got the den totally done, cleaned up, everything put away and dealt with.

Tonight I will either start moving the "Twelve Boxes of Christmas" out of their storage room, ready to start decorating, or I will start baking. (Or, maybe I will stay planted on the couch because quite frankly, it is tiring doing this home revamp stuff!)

I took this picture the morning after the snowy night picture I took in the last blog.


This picture is facing the same direction but it looks nice and fluffy and friendly with the sun shining on it.

But here we go again.


No, this is not the same picture as the last post. It's more of the same.



It's a good night to stay in and decorate, or bake, or not do anything at all.

16 comments:

  1. I've been binge watching a show on Netflix and can't seem to quit. It looks pretty outside and Christmassy but I'm glad thou didn't try and outrun the storm. You and your husband are very talented and I am impressed with your paint job. It lightened the room up.

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    1. Thanks, he does all the construction. I would love to be binge watching something!

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  2. We were out for dinner. Kind of sitting around after the meal, looking out the window now and again. All of a sudden it was BOOTING down so we made a BLine for home. It didn't take long for the roads to turn really nasty and the visibility was nil. Thankfully there was very little traffic.

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  3. I hope you decided to just put your feet up. You deserve it!

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    1. Well, after supper, husband, son and I did get out some boxes and we started decorating. We put Christmas music on and I'm actually glad we did do some of it, even though I was tired and could have put it off for another day or so.

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  4. It sounds like a good way to spend bad weather. I like the new look. We have about 2 feet of snow around here. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Looks great! So much brighter. Yes, revamp stuff is very tiring but the results are always nice. We got quite a bit of snow here, too, but we're not done yet. More is on its way!

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  6. The room looks so cosy now and so much snow outside, perfect time to stay inside and admire your hard work. Well done. You still have plenty of time for baking and decorating and hopefully neither will be so tiring.

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  7. It's the season to settle in and keep warm. Your room looks cozy enough!

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  8. Oh lovely finish. I like your wood stove - nothing like a cozy wood fire. Wood fire, glass of red & a snow storm, perfect combo for those wonderful do nothing afternoons - more is heading our way this Saturday. We got about 14-15cm of snow yesterday.

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  9. I am so impressed by your painting project. Bravo. It looks fabulous but a huge job -- especially at the holidays. And like you, I'm staying in! It's cold and snowy out there!

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  10. It looks fabulous!!! How nice to have it done before the holidays! I would stay inside until Spring if I were you!! Have a great week, you deserve that glass of vino!!

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  11. Jenn, I really love it! It's warm and cozy..perfect for wine and tv watching. A new fresh color makes everything new again. Love the snow pictures...kinda miss that from Maine. Happy baking darling!

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  12. Yes I commented that I thought it would be underground. It's much brighter now. Warm and cozy. There should be wine giveaways with paint I think.

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  13. Very nice colors, sort of a "cream in my coffee' shade. At least you did this many days before Christmas, plenty of time to finish all the the other Christmas chores. A few years ago, husband and I had no Christmas plans, and we decided to redo our Kitchen.. We were actually ripping out a Kitchen floor on Christmas Eve. What a way to spend the holidays! Your snow looks stunning to me... I would love a few flakes, to say the least.

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  14. I love what paint can do for a room. Supper great.

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