Saturday, October 27, 2012

Keeping busy.

Hello everyone.
We've had two showings here at the Lakehouse. No offers.
I've packed some things, hoping for the best.
I'm trying to stay positive about selling this place.

The results of the six month CT scans, and chest xrays came back good.
I can now start going once a year!
On my way home from the physical (6 month), I stopped at one of my favorite vintage shops.

I found this wonderful mirror!
It's all chippy, and worn...perfect for the shabby mantle at the old Lakehouse.

I'm having fun with the old chairs we re-did.

I put two of the extra chairs over by the fireplace for a cozy little corner in the dining room.
I finished painting the stairway the other day. It's white, of course.
The next room I plan to do a little freshening up is one of the bathrooms.
I hope you are enjoying the weekend.
It's sunny here..but quite chilly.

Friday, October 19, 2012

One chair left.

The five dollar chairs are all finished except for one.

I like the mix of styles around the table.
It fits the rest of the house.

We are still waiting for "that person" to walk through the door that will fall in love with this old Lakehouse.
Giving us the go ahead to move back home, and be closer to our family again.
Enjoy the weekend everybody!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Five dollar chairs.

Even tho we put our house on the market, I'm still doing projects around between packing things up (in hopes of selling the Lakehouse), working, cleaning up the yard, and sending things off to St. Vinney's.

I found these chairs at an estate sale this summer for five dollars each.
One of the captain's chairs was missing...but for five dollars each, I couldn't resist!
Mr. Lakehouse cleaned them up, glued them, sanded them, then painted them a nice creamy white.
I cleaned the seats up, and am now working on recovering them with a pretty Damask that my sweet friend Debbie, from Florida, sent me home with last Spring.

I think they would look really cute with a ruffled skirt. 
I'm not sure what I will do with them until we move.
For now, they will sit with the farmhouse chairs, around the farmhouse table.
Our poor realtor. She probably cringes when she has to show our house...worrying if the place is going to look like a flea market inside.
Oh well, variety is the spice of life, right?!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Getting things ready.

You might as well pour yourself a cup of tea, because there are quite a few pictures with my post today.
I will try to keep the words at a minimum.
We are putting our house on the market.
My heart aches to be closer to my girls, and their families.

I moved the bedroom furniture around in the two rooms upstairs.
The two with the VERY slanted ceilings. The two very small bedrooms.

After last night, I'm a little down.
We participated in the annual golf-cart, poker-run in our sub-division. 
There were six houses that we stopped at.

Each home had a theme.
Decorated with beautiful furnishings that all matched.

Some were beach-themed, with sailboats. Others had woodsy decor, and knotty pine walls.

Of course, there were the "decorator" homes. The ones that left you feeling like you would NEVER host anything at your house!!!

We were invited to have a drink at the new neighbors house at the end of the evening.
She was so proud to show me all of her new furnishings. The carpet pieces, paint swatches, window treatments, etc.

My heart sank.

Who in the world is going to walk into this house and think it's a place they can picture themselves living in?!

I guess I could have decorated the place like an up-north retreat...but then I wouldn't have wanted to live here!!!!

I guess it is what it is.

It can be considered primed, and ready for whatever color they would prefer.
No more chippy, worn, rusted, vintage, mis-matched pieces.
I hope someone finds some potential in this place.
Maybe they will envision a place for their matching furniture with dark wood frames, oak tables, and hang moose, and deer heads on the walls.
They could sit in front of the fire in their long underwear, and wool socks, and talk about hunting and fishing.
That's what my husband wanted to do......