Dec 14, 2010


Hello friends. Remember me? I hope so!

I am sorry to say that I have become "ONE OF THOSE BLOGGERS",  and here I am again with my tail tucked between my legs. I have just been on a different track lately and have been working from the time my feet hit the ground in the morning until going to bed at night. I finally am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and right now I am in a good place. 

The entire upstairs of my house has been turned upside down and has been a maze of boxes and piles. I have had "men" of all walks of life in my house a lot of days for the past weeks. Once that stopped happening, a little thing called Thanksgiving and Christmas came along and stole most of my days. 

Here are some of the pictures of my house, projects and life lately:

Containers have been stacked up in my house for so long I am starting to need to dust them!

The office was our first project started.

before painting:

after painting:


finally, a space to call my own!

And now for the bedrooms:

#1 and #3 changed bedrooms.
 I was determined to not move the junk, papers and clutter from one room to the other and so I spent at least a week going through EVERYTHING and making piles for them to go through when they got home from school. 
I have bought storage boxes and file boxes more than anything else lately.
I believe the girls actually hated me for a while! 

This was #1's bedroom during the process.

after being painted with the color #3 picked out:

Now for the hard part,
 all of this stuff had to be moved into a much smaller bedroom.

This is the end result. 
#1 is all moved in to the "smallest room in the house".
We will add the finishing touches and find the perfect new bedding after Christmas. 

#3 got new furniture for her new bedroom
along with new bedding. 

I have a lot of work to do still,
 but I am just happy to have spaces that resemble rooms for now.

I really like the darker tops on top of the lighter furniture. 

She did a great job picking everything out.

This is #3's jewelry display for now.

We are going to order this....

 to replace the silver desk and set it up like a jewelry counter in a store. 

I don't have a before picture of the bathroom. I am not sure what we were thinking six years ago,
but it was Pepto pink with glittery gold circles painted on the walls. 
The cabinetry was white, but I am so happy with results of painting them a glossy black.
We have plans to replace the tile countertops and tile in the tub area with a solid white granite sometime in January. We already pulled it aside at the office and someone just needs to come and measure it and cut it. We are going to also update the faucets with brushed nickel and still need to hang all of the hardware.
We did things a little backwards in here, but it will all turn out the same in the end. 

(The curtain is just thumb tacked up. We are trying to decide exactly what we are going to do there.)

This little cart was in my grandparents house.
I am going to paint it and spruce it up a bit with glass shelves.

We have set aside the projects upstairs for now and moved into 
"Project Christmas".
I woke these beautiful (and angry) people up early one morning and informed them that
Christmas decorating would be done as a team effort
 and finished in one morning or else it would not be done.

...and all of the Odom elves got to work...

...and my supervisors kept a good eye on them.....

...and low and behold, it was done!!!

 And we were rewarded with a beautiful little snow!

 It is beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas!


MCW said...

Welcome back!
#1 and #2 looks thrilled in that pic in the kitchen!
Merry Christmas!

Love Being a Nonny said...

I love and I mean LOVE your very own space!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, what I could do with that!

EVERYTHING looks great but it makes me tired just reading this!

Merry Merry Christmas to you and your family!! (Glad you are back!)

Carrie B said...

Good to hear from you!
Well at least you've had good reason to be "missing."
Way to crack the whip on your people!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Everything looks awesome! I love love love your office! And now you are decorated for Christmas! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Great to hear from you! I can't believe it, but you and I have been doing the exact same thing at our homes. We got new carpet in our whole upstairs and we switched 3 of our bedrooms around. I have moved things around, thrown away stuff, etc. and I have a new office/sewing room in the process!!! There is still a lot to do, but it will have to wait until after Christmas. Now my big project for next year will be to tackle our basement. It is a wreck!!!!! And I have so much stuff down there that needs to be thrown away. It took about a year to do this upstairs and I expect it will take the year to do the basement. There are just not enough hours in a day, are there? I have been hit and miss at blogging too. In fact, I need to try and post today. I have not posted since the first of the month. I love all the work you have done. I want to paint my bathroom cabinets black like you did. Have a wonderful weekend. Love & blessings from NC!

Tee said...

Hey Lisa! I am green with envy over 1) your mom space and 2) the fact that y'all got snow and all we got was bitter yucky cold and rain! And of course I'll come to Raleigh and decorate your house. After all, that's what friends are for, no?

preppyplayer said...

You have been a busy bee!
Do the Odom elves travel up North as I STILL have to put up my Christmas villages. Actually you have inspired me to wake up my elves or at least rouse them from the couch!