Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Downstairs renovation progress

I wanted to say thanks to all the nice and encouraging comments on my last post.  Still no baby...but I'm getting tons done with our downstairs renovation!

Here are a few pictures of our progress:

 I've painted all the walls a really pretty light aqua color.  The wall use to be a gold/tan.  It's really brightened it up.  I also just finished painting the ceiling white (egg shell).  It use to be a really creamy gloss color.  
 
 I've had this standing lamp and a table lamp that matches for a very long time...never liked them they use to be a sage color, but with my husbands help they are now black.  I picked up two fun white/linen lamp shades at Target.  Love the lamps now!
 
  We've set the cabinets.  Carpet comes tomorrow!  
  My sewing space is all filled up right now with stuff....I can't even get to my sewing machine and I'm really itching to sew on some of my projects!  

We did get our computer up and running last night....with a new hard drive.  Now it's just taking the time to install everything again and the Design Program I was using for my patterns is outdated and I can't use it anymore ;o(  Now I have to get the newest version of it.....only about $500!!  It better have some pretty neat bling...bling...on it!!
  
~Jenny~ 

11 comments:

LynCC said...

It's pretty crazy how expensive programs are! Love that light aqua - big fan of "outdoorsy" blues - they just make the inside so much airier and brighter to be in.

Elisa said...

Looking so great! Can't wait to see what you are able to cook up with your new space (and to hear about the arrival of the new one). Good luck with it all! What design program do you use? Your patterns always look so well done. Thanks for your inspiration!

Diane said...

I'm sure the up dated version will be worth it! The reno is looking good-it will be so worth all the mess you're going through. We did it about a year ago, so I'm speaking from experience :)
take care!

Melia Mae Quilting said...

Looks great!

Melissa said...

Computer programs are crazy expensive! I love how gorgeous the lamp looks!

Petit Design Co. said...

Just Curious what design program you were using. I recently had my computer crash and had some problems re-installing my Adobe CS suite. I did find a work-around. Not sure if this is the program you are using but if you are send me a message and I'll let you know what I found.

Rebecca Grace said...

I LOVE the colors you painted! I have been thinking about that pale robin's egg blue for my bedroom, someday...

What will you use the renovated space for? Family living room, new sewing room?

I hate paying for software upgrades, too. Hopefully the newer version will just make it that much easier for your creativity to flow.

MariQuilts said...

It's looking fabulous...I hope the baby comes soon.

sherilyn mortensen said...

Wished we lived closer. I could actually be of some help right about now! Renovation looks good. Expensive blessing in disguise! :)

Alicia said...

The newness of the house will be wonderful but I can't believe you're doing SO much while waiting on that newest baby! You ARE the woman!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

I've been thinking about you every day, wondering if you've had that baby! :)