Friday, August 28, 2009

DIRT, DUST AND A GIVEAWAY WIN

Last week, I went to The City to get a haircut, my mammogram, and to shop; and when I left my foyer looked like this. The doorway straight away is to the dining room and kitchen and the door to the left is to the living room. On the right is the wall of our coat closet.


By the time I returned home, this was the wall to the coat closet down to the studs.


The next morning, I went to have coffee with some friends, and when I returned 3 hours later; this was the wall and door to the dining room and kitchen.


A man with a crow bar can make fast work of an old closet and wall! This is something I have wanted done for a long time to improve the flow of our entry way. I'm sure the next time you see this, things will have improved when the wall and floor are all healed up. Just look at that dirt and dust. But, already I'm loving the openness and feeling of space.

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Ellen at Nouveau Stitch recently had an apron giveaway, and I was the winner. If you haven't visited Ellen before, hop on over to her blog. She does amazing things with a sewing machine that you will enjoy. When I received the box, it was filled with goodies to use for every season.


Check this out! There were Fall candles; a Christmas towel that Ellen made on that amazing sewing machine of hers; four cute bunny napkin rings to use during Spring, and then four little Summer lawn chairs that my glass votive holders fit in perfectly. Then, there was the black and white apron! My 12-year old granddaughter latched onto the apron right away. She was needing a new apron to use at my house because she is getting so tall.



Thanks, Ellen, for a fun giveaway!


14 comments:

Sue said...

Love the wall coming down...such open space...Now what gets down?
And dear Ellen...have you seen the gorgeous Dining Room re-do she just did...she is so talented and how cute to get something for all seasons....

xinex said...

Hpw exciting to look forward to what will become of your house, Sally. I can't wait to see it. Congrats on winning so many precious items...Christine

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh Sally, how exciting. I can only imagine how excited you are to see these changes. It's like you have a whole new house now darling. Congrats on winning all these darling things...Thanks for swinging by to see the roosters.. I'm looking forward to the next post and your changes.. hugs ~lynne~

SmilingSally said...

I can see what a big difference that makes; I think you'll love it!

Congratulations on your win. I love those little lawn chairs!

SmilingSally said...

I can see what a big difference that makes; I think you'll love it!

Congratulations on your win. I love those little lawn chairs!

Susie Q said...

Wow! What a difference this makes Sally! I love it!
Oh what fun your gveaway win is! Those sweet little chairs are darling!! Of course I noticed the bunnies straight away! : )
Have a sweet weekend dear friend.
Love,
Sue

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

How exciting! I wish I could leave for a few hours and have a wall come down LOL! It looks great - it really makes a difference. What a great guy!

Manuela

Tootsie said...

the progress is so exciting!!!

and that prize....is amazing!

Tootsie said...

the progress is so exciting!!!

and that prize....is amazing!

Nouveau Stitch said...

So glad you're enjoying your prizes, Sally, and again thanks for visiting my blog!

Ellen

Nouveau Stitch said...

Oops, forgot to add that you're going to love your newly enlarged living space! Every so often those DHs do as we ask!

Ellen

Chari said...

Hi Sally...

Just read your note and wanted to come by to say hello! Ohhh myyyy goodness gracious!!! Girl, you guys are doing major rennovating at your place! I just love it though! I really like the "openess" of the dining and kitchen area now...and I bet it makes the rooms look so much bigger too! I can't wait to see it when it's all finished! Oh yes...I know how it is and what this kind of rennovating does to the rest of the house...lots of cleaning up afterwards but it looks like it will be well worth it!!! I also went and looked at your mudroom project...that turned out soooo nice! Wowzer...my friend, lots and lots of changes!!! I'm just so happy for you though...I just know that you are elated to have these long awaited projects completed or near completion!!! Thanks for showing us all the "before and after" photos...it's always so interesting to see the planning and execution of a project like this!!!

So happy that you came by today! Yes...even when we were up in Poudre Canyon a couple of weeks ago...a few of the trees were beginning to turn even then! I can't wait...all the beautiful reds, oranges, and yellows of the turning trees is what makes Autumn my favorite season! Autumn is here, my friend!!! Enjoy!!!

Love ya,
Chari
PS...love all of your goodies that you got from Ellen! Those little bunny napkin rings are just darling!

Sue said...

Me Again...I know you like a good story to start your day...Daughter has started a new blog and I am a contributor...it's a blog with a "twist"....ladies can send in stories and she will post them....the blog name..
stupidthingshusbandsdo.blogspot.com
Now you have the perfect husband so I'm sure you have no stories to tell but you will have fun reading about everybody else....Daughter writes under the tag "missus"...and ofcourse I'm just me....go have a look...

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Wow! Opening that up makes a huge difference! What a great idea. Everything looks so much larger. What great prizes you won. Congratulations. laurie