Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Junky Stories

Just to let you know, Molly is better... No more diarrhea! Hooray! And Louis is... well, just Louis. What can you do about that? Not much.

I am into collecting old "junk" to decorate my house with. Anything that looks like it should be burned might be of interest to me. Why else would I save old cupboard doors with chipping paint, only to clean them up and hang them on my walls? Sometime I'll post some pictures to show you my old stuff. My most recent addition, which I am still working on, is a peeling and chipping door that used to be on my parents barn. It was waiting to be burned in the pile out back almost all summer... But I got to it first. One side of the door is white and I am planning on leaning against the wall in the corner of my living room. The contrast between the door and the beautiful brown walls will be stunning. I'm quite excited. I am also planning on reupholstering a chair. This will be much harder to do, but I have already bought the fabric. The chair, in reality, probably won't be started until December, seeing as baby is coming in the end of October. But if I could get it started sooner, that would be great. And no, I'm not planning on doing it all by myself. I will ask for help...

By the by, my big brother moved to Minnesota yesterday. He was a best friend to Adam and I. And still is... Just farther away. We hope he comes back someday or else we'll have to go and visit. I've never been to Minnesota. I hear it's kinda cold out there... I wonder if he'll pick up ice fishing?

8 comments:

Heather said...

I am glad your pet problems are over for the minute. Your decorating ideas sound wonderful. I can't wait to see pictures! I love old distressed stuff like the door you were talking about.

I am so sad for you and Adam that Jimmy moved to Minnesota. I will pray for you as you adjust to that.

Martha said...

Bring on the junk!

Years ago my parents paneled their back room with old barn boards. People thought they were crazy but they were at the cutting edge of a new trend. At one time even Friendly's Ice Cream shops were paneled with barn boards.

Shelly said...

I can't wait to see the pictures - I'm not so good at seeing treasure in "junk"!! So, I'm very intrigued indeed.

My mom and dad moved to Minnesota/Wisconsin a few years ago (they've since moved back) and we got to visit. It was a lot of fun - though I would not have liked their winter! (We went in September and it was still very nice outside.) The Mall of America was pretty cool! We spent a lot of time there!! So yes, you should definitely visit!!

Jessica Morris said...

I want to see these pictures, because, honestly, I can't quite envision it ;) But I am sure it's stunning!!

Do you know that when I was where you are in your pregnancy my baby was here? I thought that last week when I read that you've got five weeks to go... Judah was 5 1/2 weeks early. Altho it was slightly scary then I am glad now that I didn't have those last "anxious" weeks waiting for him to come!! :)

Can't wait to hear that your precious little one has arrived!
... and to see this picture of the door in your living room :)

Country Blonde said...

That sounds like alot of fun. I can't wait to see it all set up.I am really looking forward to seeing the pictures.I also love old things and find it fun to decorate that way.

Tracy said...

I'll look forward to pictures too. It just sounds like too much work to me...

I haven't been to Minnesota in the winter but I am very curious about those cold temps. At least the mosquitoes wouldn't be out during the winter.

Heather said...

Bethany, it's October and that is sooooo exciting! Can't wait to hear news of the baby!

Anonymous said...

they really are stories whew!