Sunday, November 23, 2008

Show and Tell - Nov. 23, 2008

For Show and Tell this week, more before and after home renovations.

I have become a "plaster master" after having patched and skim coated every room in our old row house. It is actually work that I love. Well, not the sanding. I like the skimming. Here is our living room, which recently became the office. It looks a mess as the office. But as the living room the couch is right by the front door and we do not have a vestibule - so every time you open the door the poor fool napping on the couch gets a blast of cold air. Why I am writing this mundane crap? Who knows.... Here is the "in progress" and after pics of the mantle...




BIRTH WATCH REPORT:
I have not given birth... obviously. Having lots of contractions at night, enough to wake me up. Hoping they are productive. I have a 3pm appointment on Monday. Keep your fingers crossed for a very ripe cervix... Perhaps ripe enough to get me admitted. Yeah right.

14 comments:

Cara said...

That is stunning! I just love before and after pics, cause our brain gets so used to the new look that we forget how much WORK went into it!

Baby soon?? Yeah!

Sam said...

what a gorgeous mantel - just perfect for Christmas!!

G$ said...

So nice! Look at the design on the floors, I love it! (I'm a wood floor h00r after we redid all of ours ourselves... not recommended!)

Martha said...

Nice work, that is a ton of work, to patch and sand.
Best Wishes on your baby's Birth Day! Ripen Cervix, Ripen I say!!

Cassandra said...

The after pictures are always so much more meaningful when you see the before (and during) shots.

Good luck with the labor and birth!!!

Emily (Apron Strings) said...

Beautiful! And perfect for the holidays!

Cynthia said...

You did a great job with the room! Are you by any chance renovating an entire house? Great job!

jenn said...

Gorgeous! I think we have the same inlay in our floors- not surprising really, but it is a bitch to refinish anything in these old plaster houses! The hub is going to tackle the spackle in the nursery tomorrow so I can paint this week. I will post before & afters too.

Dora said...

Awesome job! Love the paint color.

Lee said...

Good luck with everything!

(And that reno looks like a ton of work! Terrific job.)

battynurse said...

Wow! That looks fantastic.

Phoebe said...

What a great transformation. Good luck with your appointment and all.

Susanna said...

Beautiful work, kick-ass nesting mama.

CTagsGirl said...

Wow! Very impressed with your handiwork! :) Can't wait to hear how your appointment went. Keep us updated!