now this is love.

10:27 pm. our front yard.
the only visible lighting is our dim portch globe that hasn't been serviced by our community staff since the mid 80's.

i went all HGTV earlier that morning, purchasing a few clearance items at The Christmas Tree Shop with big plans to refubish them into something fabulous.

clint walked outside to find me hunched over, perched in a large pile of snow, black spray paint can in hand. drifting speckles of semi gloss paint floated in every direction, surely wafting into every crevis within a 500 yard range.

as my plastic medical gloves were attempting to manouver a hidiously pale cream 6' shelving unit into it's proper paint position, i looked up like a ravenous raccon to spy clint's inquisitive look. my crazy hair strayed wildly out of my side sliding pony tail and the old doctor's scrub pants i was sporting (now covered in black paint smudges) only added to my "doctor gone crazy" attire.

"what in the world are you doing out here? you can't even see anything!" he said.

"i need to go a little crazy tonight. you just have to let me go crazy." i stated in my half-frazzled/half calm voice.

he smiled and walked back inside.

now that, my friends, is love.

his knowing i need to expend some of my frustrations on an unsuspecting piece of reject furnature is one of the many reasons i love him.

side post to my original post, which was written last week, but i never had time to post it.

the original shelf project led to an entire house re-work.
amazing what a little shelf can do :)
i forgot to take a "before" picture of the bookshelf...must have been the paint fumes :)
just picture a horrendously scratched and frightningly pale white-creme-almost blush tone. ugh

to give you the full gammot, i'll start with the before pics from when we moved in (3 years ago) and bring you up to the present.  

the day we moved in:

before the bookshelf:

after the bookshelf (or should i say "now"):
still not sure what exactly to put on said bookshelf? still deciding :)
notice a lack of something?
yes. toys. they are now safely stowed in the playroom. here's the history...

clint finishing the unfinished future playroom:

descreet, organized, perfection. i wonder how long it will look like this?? my guess is, not long :)
so, rearrainging the living room and the playroom caused me to rearrainge the dining room:
the day we moved in:
just had to add these for dramatic effect...tearing down the wall between the kitchen and dining room and after:

dining room before the bookshelf makover:

now: (much, MUCH better!)

oh, and the downstairs transformation inspired me to transform my sewing/random storage/misc dumping ground room. as embarrasing as it may be to show it to the blog world the messiest room in our house, the finished product is now my favorite room in the house...
after: (ahh, perfection!)
(did i meantion that clint and i did the sewing/random storage/misc. duming ground transformation in one day? yes. we are amazing :)  but even more amazing, is the fact that we had almost all of these items already laying around the house! i only purchased the bird/flower squares above the bed (walmart $5 each), the pillows (walmart $6 x 2), and the curtains (walmart $15 x 2).

just one more. my favorite.
the black spray paint also transformed one of my favorite things and made it even more wonderful. my 2007 birthday gift from my mom: pottery barn wall organizers. i googlie-eyed them for a year, and she surprised me with them. now that their original wall is white, their off-white tone wasn't quite as fresh as i wanted.
enter spray paint and voiula! delicious!



one more thing.
since blogger doesn't have spell check built in (or if it does PLEASE tell me :)
i didn't have the energy to spell check all of this.
so, i'm sure you think i am totally illiterate with all of my many mispellings.
but now you know the real me.
i can't spell
but i sure can write 4 sentences about something that could have been said with 1 :)


  1. everything looks great angie! i might need some of your creative inspiration when i get a house (which could be pretty soon). i hear you're a master with paint colors. :)

  2. Wow, beautiful! You really made your house a home. I am loving all the after pictures. Also, it does have spell check! Above the text box in the right corner it says check spelling :)

  3. I LOVE everything! It was great catching up today. Congrats again!!!



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