Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Not quite there yet…

Santa Turkey

Oh I had so hoped to be finished with the guest room by Thanksgiving but it did not happen – we have been working on it daily but these ole bodies wear out by mid afternoon but that isn’t the hold up – it’s the carpeting.  We were to get it installed last Wednesday but there was a  glitch so now hopefully sometime this next week it will happen, then the bed can be delivered.

All the tape is removed…windows washed, trim dusted…now we wait!  But I didn’t take pictures of the cleaned up space…still a few things laying around but they will soon be put away.
The walls are sort of a Khaki and the trim is a Pewter color.
Don’t the dormers look darker???  They aren’t though – just the way the light hits.
 
painted waiting for carpeting
guest room  painted 2

This is the carpet we chose – we were going to get a plush but decided on a short shaggy style.
upstairs carpet

Closet is ready – just need the carpet in and then the rest of the shelves and hanging rods will be put up – we didn’t want the installer to hit his head on the shelves that were lower.
closet finished 

Not much to look at I know but hopefully by the end of next week it will look like a bedroom again, only nicer.

It’s so cold here so my cooking is going towards casseroles and this delicious Chicken Pot Pie.
 
Chicken pot pie 1

Chicken pot pie 2

I wish I had something fun to share with you today but unfortunately with all that has been going on with the upstairs it is rather boring here.
Saturday we are taking Darren and MaryAnn with us shopping for Christmas for the little ones – I just don’t know what to get for them anymore…kids seem to have everything!  I’m looking forward to a day out with them.

I got a couple of cute pictures of Zayne this week…

Happy Zayne
Zayne in white jacket

That’s all I have for you this time around.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving to all – travel safe for all those who have to be on the roads.
Karen

 

24 comments:

  1. Wishing you a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving Karen..
    Take care and God Bless..
    Prim hugs,
    Trena

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    1. Hi Trena...nice to see you here. Thanks for the visit and Happy Thanksgiving to you too.
      Karen

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  2. That's a nice looking carpet. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it. That is a nice room and I love the colors you chose.
    Oh my hungry tummy loves the site of your delicious looking foods... lol. Wish I could reach through the computer and grab a bite!
    Zane is a big boy! He's gonna be a lady killer :)
    Happy Thanksgiving to ya!
    Blessings,
    Carol

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  3. Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  4. you will love the room when it is done......I love your colors in there and the shag is going to be so soft.....can't wait to see it all done....what a little cutie and look how big she is getting....thanksgiving is here already and Christmas right behind the corner....I need to get my shopping started....have a nice turkey day.....

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    1. Thanks for the nice comment - always nice to see you here!
      Karen

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  5. I'm redoing a bedroom for DS & maybe I can talk him into copying your colors. Didn't think of painting the trim dark. Would love to kiss those little chubby cheeks. I can just smell that baby smell. So sweet.
    Only negative; IMHO I would leave the closet bare wood floor. Easier to clean.

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    1. Hi Linda,
      The paint we bought at Menards. Walls are called PALM OASIS N158 in an Eggshell finish and the trim is the same kind called CORKSCREW WILLOW N151 in a Semi-Gloss. It looks like a nice Pewter color.
      Thanks for the nice comment.
      Karen

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  6. Wishing you and your family a very happy thanksgiving...
    Big hugs x

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  7. Your little Zayne is so cute!!! Have a wonderful and truly happy Thanksgiving to you and Doug.
    blessings, Susannah

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  8. Hi Karen, It was great to run into you at Michael's last week! Your decorating looks great so far and that carpeting will feel positively decadent on bare feet! Your cooking looks yummy, perhaps you could share some recipes? We are preparing for a large crowd tomorrow for Thanksgiving dinner. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving

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  9. Karen..Zayne is adorable! He's getting big! Your room looks lovely! I'll bet you can't wait to start putting your creative touch to it...have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  10. Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving with your beautiful family!
    Robyn

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  11. Little Zayne is such a cutie pie. They sure don't stay little very long.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Karen.

    Felicia

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving Karen
    earlene

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  13. What a little cuite! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Janice

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  14. Happy Thanksgiving! What a happy little guy! You're making me really jealous! Redecorating always seems to take more time than anticipated but your guest room is really coming along well. Love your paint colors.
    ~Roberta

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  15. Karen: It will be great...love the color combination! Can't wait to see it finished! What fun. So now get it done...I will be permanently moved to MN. on the 14th of Dec so I will be closer. Moving into a beaut. townhome to decorate...gonna have fun with that! Have a nice Thanksgiving! {{HUGS}} Joy

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  16. The room looks great so far. Yum, that Chicken Pot Pie looks delicious, when you have time I love the recipe, if it is not too much trouble for you. How cute is Zayne, he is growing so quick. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
    Hugs.

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  17. The guest room is looking so good Karen. 'Hoping that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. That chicken pot pie looks delicious! Cute photos of Zayne also

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  18. Happy Thanksgiving!!! I can't wait to see the finished room! Be sure to take it easy some! hugs!

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  19. It is always so fun to re-do a room, isn't it? Yours is looking really nice and I can't wait to see it all finished w/your talented way of decorating!
    That pot pie looked good enough to just reach into the screen and take a bite!! LOL recipe please??

    Hugs to you,
    Tanya

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  20. How about sharing the chicken pot pie recipe. It looks yummy! Thanks.

    Mary

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  21. Hi I am getting ready to paint in my house and I would love to know what is the brand and color of the putty shade you used on your trim? So beautiful. I'm looking at Benjamin Moore and so many colors are nice.

    Mary

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So glad you came to visit - feel free to leave a comment.
I will try and answer as many as I can - maybe not immediately but I will get to you!

Karen