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More updates: The renovations

Well girlies, the hard part is all over with. The room has been flushed, emptied to the last speck of dust. I finished painting the second coat yesterday morning and it looks just grogeous. I swear, I love it more every day. And this was some damn good quality paint. Valspar from Lowe’s– has the primer already in it. Beautiful junk, I say. After that I tore up my nasty cat-piss carpetting and as many nails as I could (to protect the future security of my feet).

The next hard part was kissing my precious money goodbye. I have picked out each bit of furniture and it has been ordered, if not picked up, save the god. Dang. Dresser. Seriously. I cannot win with these dressers. They either have bad reviews, they’re too expensive, they’re too big, too short, have the wrong finish, are white, etc, etc. I wanted to wait till after we went to IKEA to declare my situation desperate. But it’s official. I’m dresser desperate. There are two that I like from a local warehouse, but they make each piece individually and shipping will take a month. A month is a long damn time to go without one of the most important pieces of furniture. I think I have to sacrifice, they’re the only two even remotely close to what I want and need.

Anyways, on to the good things. The family and I had a wonderful trip to IKEA. We don’t have one real close, the one in Canton is about 45 minutes away from us, so it was a one-stop sort of deal.  I got a couple mirrors (I really love mirrors), some storage bins that go ON THE WALL (so excited) and a lamp shade. Unfortunately, the lamp shade is proving troublesome. It’s meant for hanging fixtures, and my light fixture does not hang… so I have this feeling it might turn out a tad ghetto. We’ll see tomorrow when Craftsman Grandpa comes and inspects. I also picked out my bed from IKEA, but we could only get the mattress and cover because the bedframe wouldn’t fit in my grandma’s Edge. So I have to wait till Monday for that. But that’s good because I need the time to find a damn rug. Do you know how flippin hard it is to find a decent black and white rug? It’s damn near impossible.

But anyways, that’s where I stand right now! I’m hoping stuff starts getting delivered soon so I have something to do. And hopefully by Monday night I will be able to sleep in my own bedroom again!!!

And sorry Didi, no pics until my desk is here and put back together. Getting on the internet is a real pain let alone uploading stuff onto the computer. It’s currently on the hardwood floor and I’m sitting on a really uncomfortable pillow, so I’m actually going to end this here and go walk off the cramps and numbness.

 

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    goodnuff said,

    May 15, 2011 @ 12:20 am

    If I didn’t live across the lake and down the highway i’d suggest a sleepover when it was all done. I guess pics will have to suffice. How exciting!

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    didibuttonsley said,

    May 15, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

    If I didn’t live to hell and gone and over meadows, mountains, rivers, lakes and streams, I too would suggest a sleepover when it is done. Can’t wait to see it.

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