Let the game begin!

The remodeling game that is. While I am up and down the road visiting my mom and seeing to her hospital transfer, Husband has been hard at work. VERY hard at work. Our house is FULL of gawdawful paneling. I abhor paneling. I kid you not. Hate is not a strong enough word. Having said that, I do in fact like (borderline love) painted paneling. We have been painting and remodeling over the past 5 or so years. I regret not having documented the progress by picture before now. But here’s a picture of the living room after all the furniture was put into storage and the ceiling in mid progress. Oh…that horrible brown paneling.


But it is about to get a couple of coats of RED!!! Rich warm Williamsburg Barn Red. Yeah! Husband has big plans for this little room. Pull up the carpet and refinish the wood floors. Recessed lights, built in entertainment center on the end you see…wall to wall bookshelves at the opposite end. We have a new front door (with full glass storm door). I will keep you abreast of the progress. I am really excited.

Mom is doing fairly well after her move from one end of the state to the other. She has a whole group of doctors looking over her records, they will put their heads together and present her with their findings which the main doctor felt would be fairly similar to what was already found. But they promised to leave no stone unturned. And that is all we can ask.

And here are a couple of pictures…just ones I like and thought I would share.


The recipe is from Husband’s mom’s recipe box.

This is the shelf over my mixer area. That’s my three little ducks Puddle, Piddle and Paddle.


And my Raven, Edgar Allen Crow.

Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OLDEST DAUGHTER!!! See you for supper!


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Good to hear from you.

We are also in the “remodeling” stage right now. We have torn out the floor and are putting in hardwood, also replacing an old “glass-sliding door” with new French doors. This in in my dinning room side of our newly “opened” kitchen/gathering room. I too will try to add pictures to my place about it.

Good luck with your work there.

It sounds like it is going to be gorgeous.

Take pictures…lots and lots of pictures.

I hate panelling, too. Your red will be so beautiful, though.

I love the little vignettes you photographed – especially the one with the recipe card. I have some of those from my mother and grandmother. What a lovely keepsake.

can’t wait to see your red room..and I love your ducks too.
hope you have a good week. hugs to you.

I have been so busy at work lately I haven’t had much time to catch up on all my reading online. I have missed checking in here each day and reading about your little excursions and adventures. I love all your pictures, especially the vignettes on this last post. I think little corners like that say alot about a person. Yours tell me you are the type of person I could quite easily get along with in real life. I think we are alot alike!

We had BLACK paneling in our house when we first moved in. It took two layers of primer and two layers of paint to finally get rid of the dark stuff.
I’m going to do a red glaze over some brown in my new house. Can’t wait to see what your red wall looks like!


oh yeah… I can understand why you want to get rid of the panelling, I would too 🙂 Can’t wait to see what the results are going to be…

you’ve got some great ideas. looking forward to seeing how it turns out. Best of luck!


Hi there! I can’t wait to see the room finished. I love warm red rooms. There is something so soothing about a red room. I’ll be on pins and needles until you post your finished pictures.

I’m glad to hear that you got your mother moved into a new place. I hope things go well from here on out.