Monday, November 17, 2008

My New Sunroom

Well, we have completed our first project in our new house and it turned out just like I was wanting it. My sunroom is my favorite room in the house because it is so bright and sunny and I have always wanted one. The previous owner's had a dog that chewed the window trim and a big hole in the wall, so we added beadboard 6ft. high and replaced the trim with 1x4's and used a 1x4 at the top and bottom of the beadboard to give it a casual barnlike feel. I painted the beadboard Creamy White (Behr) and the top Off White (Behr) but I did have that color darkened a little when it came out too light. I have no furniture in there yet, but I was thinking of some comfy, but outdoor type furniture. Any suggestions?

The room before...

The room after!
The white hutch that used to be in my kitchen looks great out here
A view out to the back patio
This is my daughter and her friend being silly in the new sunroom.

I decided to hang my collection of barn stars on this large wall

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Our trip to the home of the Cabbage Patch kids

We went to Babyland General Hospital while my son was on his fall break from school. They both loved it! I used to go there when I was a little girl and it brought back memories. Original Cabbage Patch kids are "born" and sold here (for a large price tag). They also have a gift shop with doll clothes, accessories, etc. It was a lot of fun.
This is in front of the patch where the babies are waiting to be born.

This is in front of the nursery where the newborn babies are kept.
The nurse was delivering "Billy Joel" from the cabbage.

This was the school room for the older dolls. The dolls were beautiful and all unique. We did not buy one though. My daughter wanted a Christmas doll for $365. It was not in the budget, but they were really neat.

The kids thought this picture was so funny!