Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Before and The After and The Next Stage

Mom is pleased!
The hallway is looking much cleaner and brighter. 
The trim color is a Martha Stewart paint called Mourning Dove and she is just loving this color!
Can you see flat George on the freshly painted steps?  We still have another coat to give the risers but that will be the last step before we call it a job well done.
Mom decided no Airedales will be stenciled in the hallway.  booooooooooooooooo
Hey, we tried!
The next phase is the hallway on the second floor!
Can you see the old stencil that runs over the top of that painting that's still hanging in the stairwell?  Mom is afraid of heights and she needs to get over it!
Dad to the rescue!
We have staging!  yahoooooo
Believe it or not, mom and dad will have to duck or bump on the way up and on the way down the stairs.  It won't be any problem for Mitch and I don't do stairs anymore so no problem for me either. 
It's kinda wierd looking but it works and mom is not afraid to get on top of the staging!
So the project continues...............  this time on the upper deck!

Guess what?

We got snow!  Dad says there's about a foot of it out there! whoooooohooooooo
Does anyone  need us to send them some?  Khyra?

So until next time.............

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


Kess And Her Mama said...

Looks like a successful home makeover downstairs, with more to come for the upstairs!

Unknown said...

Hooray!!! You've got snow!!!
The makeover looks really good.
I am wondering where flat George is at the moment but glad to find him at your house. He is busy travelling these days.

Princess Patches said...

It looks very beautiful! Our mom has that fear of heights thingy too! Years ago, she bought a 24 foot ladder to paint our house, and she found out she can only go four feet up the ladder! What a wuss!

Penny & Patches

Gus said...

We like the look of the hallway, it is very peaceful and serene. And your dad is my hero...I think that the platform is a marvelous idea.

Gussie and the muzzer

Roan said...

We'll pass on the snow, but love the redecorating project!

Bocci said...

We are impressed with your winter project-looks great! We used Martha's, "Griddle Gray on the outside trim of our house and we love it!
Be careful on that staging...

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Send that snow to us, please, we have none.

Love that color, but no way would the Momster ever get on those planks:(

Be careful up there.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I wish you lived close to us. I desperately need my house painted. You do such a good job!!
XX, Bambi & Fern

Sue said...

Tsar says YES!! Send all you can spare. The weatherman has promised us that we'll get some tonight, but he's been wrong before. In fact, most of the time he's wrong.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Ina in Alaska said...

Enjoying your lovely progress! New colors make a huge difference, I agree. Oh my gosh that platform.... I too am afraid of heights so I am not sure I would like to see any gaps in the platform but I know your hubby is an expert in these matters so all is undoubtedly well!

There is some comforting soup over at my blog, stop on over for a bowl :) Good on a snowy day!

I see that baby gate at the bottom of the stairs... we have those at our house too... don't allow the Pack downstairs at my house to the completely redone family room.... unless we are present of course ... xoxo

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Your house is looking beautiful! It's amazing how fresh paint makes the place look so wonderful!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Sherry said...

The lighter paint will brighten things up, won't it? I have to confess, though, that the teal was a very pretty color.

Golden Samantha said...

Love the morning dove color - so, so pretty! Mom would have a fear of heights too, without the "staging"! Actually, Mom might have a fear of getting up on the "staging" itself! You have a great start on the job - good luck - can't wait to see it done!
Sammie and Avalon

Oreo said...

OH YES, it is looking great!! Mom is doing a fine job and it will look beautiful when it is all done!!


Wyatt said...

That paint job is looking very nice!
Oh, and yes please, to some of your snow!


doyle and mollie said...

woah weve missed so much while we were away two fab BCT posts (we LOVE your mommas welliboots) a blizzard, gingerdog treats and revamping your home... we werent away that long, you've been busy! loves and licks xxx

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mom that is looking really good.. Keep up the good work.
You all can send a little of that snow our way.. The weatherman is saying maybe a few flurries tomorrow we can hope...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

How Sam Sees It said...

Our Mom doesn't do heights very well, so she is amazed your Mom will go on the staging! The hallway looks great!


Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Enjoy your snow... we would like some more but the humans here are not keen. They are glad ours has gone, so maybe you could send us just a little bit..hehe

Your hallways look really nice, good idea with the staging.

Happy new year to you all. :)

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

It looks furry furry pawesome AND fun!

As fur the SNOW...


I khan always use some!

I got another inch or so this morning but the sun kept stealing it bakhk!


abby jenkins said...

Hey! We got a ton of snow too! and we are in Connecticut! and we are renovating our kitchen! we have a lot in common. Your dad is a good stager, that looks super pro. Hope our paths cross sometime.

Happy New Year!
(I need my own blog, using my moms is getting really, really embarrassing)

Lorenza said...

It looks pawesome!
I love it!
My mom feels dizzy about heights too!
Glad you Dad found the solution for your mom!
Kisses and hugs

Stardust said...

I LOVE the makeover, everything bright and clean! It feels like giving the new year a good nudge!

Declining the snow though. Not this year kids. :P

Sightless said...

Hiya Airedales,

Charlie and I would like to thank you very much for you kind words and well wishes during our difficult time. They really mean a lot to us.

And we don't envy your mom her painting job. That staging sure does look scary!

the many Bs said...

hi M&M! your home improvements are looking really good. it's a good thing that you are there to supervise and give it your seal of approval. bummer about the airedales though.


Two French Bulldogs said...

Looking good!
Benny & Lily

Unknown said...

M and M
Tell mom she did a pawsome job. Your pops is a smart man. I just hope mom doesn't think she's on stage and starts tap dancing!

PS- woos got 10 inches of snow!!! we got a maybe an inch. Snow pics please!

Teddy Bear said...

Your Mom did a great job on painting the hallway. We can't wait to see the staging.:)

Teddy Bear

Martha said...

Your hall is looking great - that really is a lovely colour!
We see flat George on the stairs -we thought he was in New York with Asta but he seems to be travelling fast!
We guess being flat he can get around easier.
Good luck with the rest of the painting - once your mom has tread the boards we hope she doesn't take off for a life on the stage!
You know what these humans are like!
Martha and Bailey xxx

Martha said...

Your hall is looking great - that really is a lovely colour!
We see flat George on the stairs -we thought he was in New York with Asta but he seems to be travelling fast!
We guess being flat he can get around easier.
Good luck with the rest of the painting - once your mom has tread the boards we hope she doesn't take off for a life on the stage!
You know what these humans are like!
Martha and Bailey xxx

BRUTUS said...

We are laughing picturing your mom & dad ducking under that platform on the way upstairs! They are going to have to crawl down them on all fours I think! Now get out there and play in that snow!!

Brurtus & Carmen

bbes tribe said...

The makeover looks FANtastic!! Yay for Dad for setting up the staging.
Looks like Mom & Dad will have an interesting time going up & down the stairs for awhile.

The Thuglets said...

Wow..what a fabulous jobbie your mom has done!

Wicked you got snow....fuffff.. fun fun. green with envy ours melted.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

violett said...

I like your work very well.
The construction on top looks sure, so that mummy can paint her frieze. Furthermore a lot of success!
Lots of love
Mischka and violett

Sapphire said...

woah! great job!