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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Bits and Bobs (about moving)

HEY HEY, Everybody. 

It looks like we are going into contract on the sale of our house....
More on that later.
 

Our darling little SUMMER HOUSE doesn't have a place for a washer and dryer...

well, it has the pipes and "stuff" .....all plumbed for them.

Just not a closet to house them,
so, MR. SWEET is going to
turn on the magic in those hands of his and build an awesome area in a huge closet,
 right off the master bedroom.


Our new STACKABLE  washer and dryer was delivered a few days ago...

I couldn't get it turned around to show you the front but, trust me....

it's COOL.

The photo on the right is from LOWES web page...and it's the one Mr. Sweet bought.

I am so excited.......



A plumber has to come "hook everything up"...
then the building of the utility closet can begin....
*He came today and it's all hooked up...
Mr. Sweet will finish the closet next week.....hopefully. :) 

next, we'll cut out the carpet and lay tile in the tiny closet.
See that little stackable unit there ...ours will be tucked into a little closet like this
but a cabinet to the LEFT instead of the right.


THEN.....

because our sweet SUMMER HOUSE has ONE bath...
(remember.....the urinal...??? hahhaa...)
Mr. Sweet is building a dressing table with sink in that wonderful, huge closet off the master bedroom.

I want it to look as much like the above photo as I can get it....
but not quite as fancy....after all, I'm pretty much a country girl.

The cabinet with the SINK will be between the washer/dryer closet
and the dressing table.

............soooo cool.



I have a great chair that I can change out the slipcover in a jiffy.


Now, I am on a mission to find the most beautiful mirror I can possible find....
and, afford....
wonder where to search for a STUNNING  mirror on the cheap...???
Maybe a plastic, ornate, LARGE one that I could paint with Annie Sloan
turquoise....or silver.....
Omygosh.....I am hyperventilating.... 

I just saw one on a blog and can't, for the life of me, remember which one...painted turquoise.....
O, it was a beauty. 

 


 
I don't know how to describe this "closet" room....I'll take a photo soon.
Right now, it is totally messed up with the building of the utility closet....
(the photo on the left is from the net)


It is actually a room  with multiple  closets...
big...
12 x 20, people....!! wow

Much like this photo, only the individual "closets" have doors.



This little thoughtful addition of the dressing table with sink is going to be so nice...and handy..
we have a wonderful bath with a shower and we see no need to go to the expense
of adding another bath....
at least for now.

We would have to put in a septic system or something like that to
make a complete bath..
There is plenty of room for adding a bath but it is 
waaay too expensive and we'll do GREAT with one bath...
 especially with a nice dressing area for moi.


I did a little more shopping the other day....
nothing expensive...
just some of the little things that make a difference..


 ...three new pillows for the master bed....
the two large ones from ROSS...they are really neat pillows...
I think they were $6.95 each...


The little pillow, full of whimsy, came from WORLD MARKET and it was $9.
I shared it with you before.....




I think the pillows will blend in good with the touches of turquoise/aqua.

I am so excited about using this great color.

In fact....I am just plain excited about this whole new chapter in our lives....
colored with TURQUOISE....

O HONEY



One of the grandgirls, LACEY JEAN,
is moving into an apartment with friends as she enters her 2nd year of college.... 


 She, too, is loving this awesome COLOR......

This is an end table she bought for her new apt.
I MUST find where she bought it....
like GrandGirl....
like Grandmother....!!  
hahaaa.....

*another NOTE...
found out it belongs to her BFF  and roommate, and she told me just where she bought it....:>) 



39 comments:

Salmagundi said...

So excited for you -- I've always found it fun to move into a new place. Hope you are taking care of yourself and feeling better!!! Sally

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I am so happy that your tests were good and that you are going into contract on your home. I know you are excited to move into your new Summer Home. They say "ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT" and you have been waiting a long time for the house to sell. CONGRATULATIONS!
Like all the changes that your honey is doing.
Have a terrific week.
Mary

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How exciting, this is going to be so much fun. Love the new washer/dryer, and can't wait to see what all you do to that closet. Hugs, Marty

NanaDiana said...

First off-I am so so so very happy that your cardiology reports were good. That is the best news of all! I am excited for you to really get into your new house and love on it. That "closet" sounds awesome. Years ago EVERYONE got by with ONE bath and no one thought a thing about it. You will do just fine!

Hope you can find an awesome mirror. I saw one not too long ago. Probably not the one you saw but here is the link to it-
http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=5iuc2mvFIQsxPM&tbnid=59_oU_ddfZqESM:&ved=0CAcQjB0wAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.simplicityinthesouth.com%2F2013%2F05%2Fguest-bathroom-reveal.html&ei=c4IeUuCABrb_4APe4YCICA&psig=AFQjCNF2-ogePhnRAgKOjxdEiAaPReJKNQ&ust=1377817587159616

NanaDiana said...

Okay- Not sure what all that mumbo jumbo is about but the blog I saw it on was Simplicity In The South-you can probably google it. xo Diana

Debbie said...

I tell you the truth, I can hear the excitement in your blog voice. I really can. I hope everything goes just perfectly with the contract and you can finally say, ready... set... go! I can't wait to follow along as you nest the new place.

Blondie's Journal said...

BJ!!! I am SO happy to hear you got a good report from your doctor! I had to go back and catch up but I have to say that I'm relieved and I know you are, too! And this is such great news about your house! I need to get back into the swing of things...have you already bought a house? I must be missing a lot of posts but I'm trying to get on track. I love your new pillows and I know you will find (or make) the mirror of your dreams! :)))

XO,
Jane

Sandi McBride said...

I envy you this and I don't...I long for a nose like Samantha's that I could twitch to accomplish everything because I wouldn't trust Mac to get it done to the way I want in the time period I want...keep us posted, this is going to be awesome...
hugs
Sandi

xinex said...

I am so happy for you finding a buyer, BJ. I know that is a big load off your shoulders. The pillows are really cute and the washer/dryer such a neat idea. You will keep Mr. Sweet very busy but I know everything will look so awesome very soon. Good luck!...Christine

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

So glad to hear the good health news BJ! Wishing you all the best with the sale of your house and that you're all settled into your new home before you know it:@)

Kathleen Grace said...

Well it's all happy news! A good health report (yay!), a buyer for the old house and now we finally get to look forward to seeing what magic you do with the new house! So glad the wait is over for you! I think the stackable washer, dryer is such a great idea, I know Mr. Sweet will make it a great laundry area:>)

nonie everythingsewing said...

Bless your sweet heart, what good news. I love that you are so excited about fixing up your little love nest, you will inspire me to get going too.

Nonie

Susan K said...

SO glad to hear your good health update...God IS good! I bet you are so excited to begin decorating that adorable new house of yours ... Can't wait to see what you are up to! Do you plan on incorporating your trademark red with black checks? Take care and rest! Suzy from PA

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So glad you are doing well bj! Prayers answered. I love a stackable washer/dryer and think building it in a closet is awesome. Your new little house is going to be so perfect for both of you. Fingers crossed on the contract for your old house.
hugs,
Linda

Adam said...

I bet the new dryer washer combo must save a lot of room

Barbara F. said...

So happy for you, BJ, with the sale happening and all the nice fixin' and decorating, woot woot for new chapters!! xo

Barbara F. said...

Forgot to add, I love my stackable. xo

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

SO RELIEVED to learn you are going to be A-ok - whew.

So excited about the home contract- won't be long now!

Loving your new things and all your excitement. It's contageous.

Hugs.

Shelia said...

OH, BJ! I'm so thankful you're okay! You've been on my heart ever since I read your last post! You take care of yourself - I say MILK it! :)
Love you,
Shelia ;)

Theresa said...

Take care of that heart girlie! I love all of the good news you are sharing:) Selling, moving, decorating with turquoise... so much fun! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Steve_Barker said...

Got rid of the dryer altogether by using the washing line almost all the time. on the odd occasion I can not get washing and dry weather to meet I use a fold up cloths horse. Saves loads of electricity.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Me thinks I'd be hyperventilating too!! What a fun, fun time in your life 'bout now. I'm excited FOR you.

Madeline's Album said...

Things are looking good for you BJ. Hope all goes well with the sell of the house and your move to your new one. Take care of yourself and have a blessed day. Madeline

Vee said...

Another day; another shopping trip! Oh...going into contract...three sweet little words! Yippee!!!!

Beverly said...

I am so happy for you that I am bustin' my buttons.♥♥♥

Rettabug said...

Prayers answered with those good test results, BJ! PTL!!

I, too, adore that color of turquoise & wear it all the time, as it matches my eyes. However, I don't have much of it in my house. I think I need to go shopping with YOU!
Cute pillows & I hope you find the end table just like your DGD's roommate's.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Yeah!! A contract!! Your laundry/closet/vanity area is going to be wonderful BJ!

Patty Antle said...

Sounds like life is really good. What a blessing. Wishing you much joy as you enter this new stage of your life!

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mothers shadow said...

What a woman! I'm a new follower. Carrie, www.amothersshadow.com

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am just so happy for you, bj! Your enthusiasm is catching! :):)
Also, I am overjoyed that your health is good.
But all the wonderful things Mr. Sweet is doing..well...the man is just plain wonderful!!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

You are so lucky that Mr Sweet is so handy! And we know he will do a fabulous job after seeing how well he copied the MC shelf and rack!!

Pat Cantwell said...

BJ,
Whoo~hoo!!! I am thrilled for you, dear friend!!!
I know this moving thing has been on my prayer list quite awhile and now to see it come to fruitation is totally awesome!!!
The stackable washer & dryer are too darn cute!!! Great job "Mr. Sweet"!!!
I, too, am fortunate to have a "handy man" who at the moment is reparing a chair for the guest room!!!
The vanity/sink is a brillant idea, dear friend!!!
Keep us updated as the closet progresses!!!. . .and thanks for sharing your "Great News"!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Katherines Corner said...

Yea!!!So happy for you. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop.xo P.S. love the bicycle pillow!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You are going to have it just the way you want it with your special touches and STYLE! Enjoy!

Angela ~ Call Her Blessed said...

What super cute pillows! I have a soft spot in my heart for bicycles, esp when they have baskets on the front =)

Jann Olson said...

One of my favorite colors too Bj. Everything is going to be so lovely. I can't blame you for being so excited. Love the new pillows. Can't wait to see more! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Irene said...

BJ you have many wonderful treasures. The greatest of treasures is Mr. Sweet. Take good care of him. Hoping to one day meet you, Dear Sweet Blog Friend.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hey BJ, so excited for you! I have been wanting a stackable - when I grow up :) Our laundry room is so tight spacewise! I can just imagine how marvelous yours is! Looking forward to more on your new home! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy