Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Le Cotage Conversion-The Three Most Productive Weeks of My Life

I apologize for not posting anything for such a long time. We set ourselves a dead-line by informing our landlords that we would moving at the beginning of March. So, for three weeks we worked 10-12 hour days to get the cottage as livable as possible. We finished hanging dry-wall downstairs and I taped and mudded while Jake worked on other stuff as well as on actual work-related projects. I even learned to do texturing so that Jake could continue on things that only he can do. Sadly, there are no pictures of me learning this new skill! My first shot at texturing, I was embarrassingly slow because I was being all artistic about it. It took me hours to do a six-foot section of wall, of which I was feeling very proud, until my husband came in looking like he was in pain. Clearly, I had to step it up. So, the next day I was bound and determined and I got all three rooms done in one day!

That dried overnight and then we had another painting party. Here goes:

In the morning, Jake sprayed primer. He even painted the floor. He thought it was best not to put any kind of floor covering down until we know for sure that the water seepage has been taken care of. We'll see what happens when the many cubic feet of snow become gallons of water!

That afternoon we popped open the funnest array of colors ever. This is in the boys' room.

This is also in the boys' room. Morgan wanted a red wall.

This is in the girls' room. I love this blue!

Porter the designer. He gets just like me. He has visions in his head and wants what he wants. Ugh.

My little Harris. Rollin', rollin', rollin'...

This boy can sure stretch paint.

Rylee invited a friend!

He loads it up and then shakes it.

Hi Becka!

This is my good friend, Bree. She's so wonderful. She not only tackled cutting in corners with my very rough texture but also brought us full dinners more than once! Thank you, Bree, and Brenda, and Carol, and Kathi, and Deanne for thinking of my family and helping us out with meals!

Rylee took this. She left space for some inspirational words. Any ideas?

Now, the part I really love!
I even let the children help. *gULp*
Made a stencil to dress up the girly room.
Kiki's having fun!
Porter's wings!
Learning to make clouds. They also want a chalkboard and a magnetic board.
Rylee decided to decorate their closet. I'll have to snap a photo of the finished flower later.
Have I mentioned that I LOVE PAINTING?
Good day to you, my fellow humans!
Oh yeah, on top of constructing a house, I had to gather boxes for the move. The children started packing while I worked. Harris used three boxes to pack Scar and all of Scar's family and stuff. AND labeled the box. What a good boy. 

Stay tuned for more!


  1. … and remind me never to turn my back on you again.

  2. I love all the artwork. Your house looks so good:)