Wednesday, September 26, 2007

rennovations. . . .





Well here is an update on the very long projects we seem to always be undertaking on our home.

The arches still are not completely finished but here are some before and after pics of the living room. I wish the first picture was with the nasty carpet in the living room. It was even grosser then. It was so bad that when were living on the subfloor while we waited for the wood floors I kept thinking how appealing and attractive particle board was compared with dingy nasty old carpet.

Of course the only problem with wood floors is once you have them in one room you want them everywhere. . .

Oh and if our house doen't sell this fall I think we will be getting a woodstove for the winter, which will go where the morris chair is. Angelica told me the other day that probably we should get a woodstove. "Mama, it would be a better idea than building a fire in the middle of the floor in the living room." She advised.

Yes I included that third picture to show off Angelica's artwork. I am a shamless mother. . . .

And lastly I am so exited for these next three months, which are my favorite three months of the year. October is the month with of course the best feast days: St. Francis, Our Lady of the Rosary, Miracle of Fatima, Guardian Angels, St. Teresa of Avila, and of course good ol' St. Frumentius.

6 comments:

Annie said...

Ugh, I HATE carpet. Rumor has it the NHS people considered finishing our woodfloors instead of laying carpet... and then they laid the carpet. And it's not even relatively nice carpet, it's sooooo gross. Every time I vacuum I'm basically sweeping up the carpet. And it's yucky to walk on and it's gross looking and dingy, and ours smells like dog too. Talk about yuck!

But your floors look great! That looks like a completely different living room. And it'll be cute with a woodstove, of course, I hope it isn't necessary!!!

Annie said...

p.s. And you forgot the other important dates of October: **MY BIRTHDAY**, your birthday, Angelica's birthday and Gracie's birthday!

Anonymous said...

Looks awesome. A wood stove is a great thing.

--N-D

Jill said...

We want to put ina wood stove too! Our heat pump is worthless when it gets really cold. every once in a while there will be a good one on craigslist. some friends of ours got a Vermont castings one for a rea lly good deal

Anonymous said...

I love wood stoves. i hope you have better luch finding someone to hook up your wood stove than I've had. I even have the stove.

I had forgotten that you had the Morris Chair. That is so neat. I always thought it was real comfy.

WondrousPilgrim said...

my FAVORITE part about your living room now is the color on the walls. it is so ANNA, and so warm and lovely.