Monday, February 28, 2011

So I Married a Younger Man!!

Happy Monday to you all, I hope that you had a great weekend!
We were busy painting and then did a little more painting and then some more painting!!
I forgot how much a pain it is to paint the ceilings!!
the good news was that my wonderful hubby helped me so we were able to get more done.
The funny thing is the last time we painted this room, it is a big room with textured walls, he swore up and down that he would NEVER paint this room again!!
Never say never honey!! :)

Speaking of my darling husband, today or tomorrow or somewhere in between he turns
10 3/4!!
Yes, I married a younger man....lucky me huh? :)
It is his unbirthday birthday as I like to call it.
He is a leap year baby and actually he does act his "Age" at times! :)
Anyway, we celebrate it either today or tomorrow or both if he so inclines.
A fun thing about his last actual birthday was that he and my daughter both turned 10 in the same year! They were even in our local newspaper! My daughter thought that that was the coolest thing!

So anyway,
Happy Unbirthday Birthday my love! I love you more than you know!!!
And thank you so much for helping me paint this weekend.
I love you!!

Let me show you some of out handy work...

It started as this.

And after
(probably would have been smart to put a hat or something on, but it did wash out)

(creepy picture, I know)

(every time! I don't know how they do it but every time!!_

and this..
I thought he was going to suffocate so I poked holes in the plastic for him! :)

We got this..


and this.

I still have to finish the hall and entry way but that won't take too long.
I absolutely love the Simple White from BM, it is perfect!
Thanks Kat! :)

I am so sorry I have not been around lately to visit, I have been so crazy busy with not only painting this weekend but my little guy was sick last night, he feels better today but still not his best and my daughter has basketball, a choir concert and dance this week as well as my volleyball, finishing painting, laundry, cleaning blah, blah, blah and work!

Someone please stop the this ride, I would like to get off!!

Oh well, I am usually the cause of most of my stress, but please forgive me.
And to those that I sent emails to and visited your blog last night, I am really sorry if I made no sense! I was tired and had sniffed too many fumes I think!

I love you all and I will catch up one day!

I will be back later with some questions for you!

I also wanted to thank Roeshel of The DIY Show Off for featuring my bedroom this weekend!
Thank you so much Roeshel! If you have not, please visit her wonderful and inspiring blog, you will leave with so many new ideas!!

Have a wonderful week!



A Vintage Vine said...

Looking good! My cat would have done the same thing. Don't worry about us...your readers...I'm sure we will all's just fun watching your progress!!! BTW, your commment back to me sounded perfectly sane!!!!Have a great week! You are the best!

Low Tide High Style said...

Happy Birthday to your husband! That must be so weird to be a leap year baby! I hope he has a wonderful day or days celebrating!

And I LOVE the paint color, especially in your hair my dear! Your room looks so good and I can't wait to see it when it's all done and gussied up by you! I'm glad your little man is feeling better. And your made perfect sense in what you wrote to me last night!

Kat :)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

It's looking so pretty Michelle! You have been a busy busy girl....I give up on catching up :)
Happy Birthday to your man :)

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Hi Michelle, I haven't read your post yet as I'm about to run out and get the boys but I scrolled thru the pics (because I'm a blog junky) and I'm swooning over those doors!!! Gorgeous!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I'll be back to read later tonight. :)

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

White makes everything look fresher and bigger. You guys were busy. Hope your son feels better and Happy Un-bday to your DH. Your cat is a bad ass just like mine, huh? Have a good week.

Burlap Luxe said...

I laughed so hard reading this post, you tell it well! Happy Birthday Michelle's Hubby!!!

I love all your crazy fun over here and how it all seems to fall into beautiful place!!

Thank you for starting out my day with a laugh, and inspiring get up and go paint, as well as your amazing comment left by you over at my place :)

Thank you Michelle
Have an inspiring Monday and a half!!!
PS, let your daughter know she is such a good sport in celebrating with her Dad!!! :)

Brandi said...

You go Michelle! Looks like a lot of progress was made this weekend. Happy Birthday to your Hubby!

kerrie of sea cottage said...

It looks beautiful!!!! Every home I've lived in has been new so I have always just left the walls white because I love white! After two yrs. here at Sea Cottage my kids begged me to paint their we do have one room that is a beige and another a sea blue. The sea blue is too bright for me so it will be painted white again as soon as my daughter moves out. But the beige is so pale and comfortable that I think it will stay. It has been so fun watching you transform your home into the coastal style. You will love the white, I am sure of it! ox

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

What a cute post Michelle:) It took me a minute about the 'married a younger man" thing, but then I had me an 'aha!!" moment, lol! Love the room painted, so worth all the aches, pains and spatters!! Happy birthday to your young man!:)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

those pictures are hilarious- the cat is cracking me up! and your hair looks awesome! my husband did that once priming a bathroom and he didn't realize how much primer would stick... he had white spots in his hair for days!

Anonymous said...

I think you should have left a little paint in your hair. You know...highlights :) I hate painting ceilings with a passion. It's the 5th wall that gets ignored in our house. What a difference it makes though. Nice to have a younger man to help out. Happy un-birthday to your hubby! It's looking great! I am drooling over the doors that lead to your family room. Gorgeous!
Have a good week sweet girl! Don't work too hard! xx ~M

Anonymous said...

love the kitty picture! and your hair!

what is the flooring in that room you painted?

white is best! yes!

I have painted some too lately.


Cat & Cricket said...

Ha! Awesome paint in hair pic!! And how cool is that, that they both turn 10??!!!
House looks amazing girl...
Have a fab week!

Rene said...

Happy birthday to your husband!!! I married a younger man too, but most people think he is older than me. And you'd better believe I go along with it :) I'm loving that white!!! Your kitty is cracking me up!


alison said...

it looks the white white white...hate hate hate painting ceilings tho'...;)


stuff and nonsense

Claudia said...


Looks wonderful! Simple White is pretty. Can't wait to see more....thank you for sharing. Happy Monday and happy painting.

Kelle Dame said...

Woah!! I'll bet my hubby would like to be 10 again...he thinks he is old at 30!! He's ridiculous!
We are both painting queens lately aren't we?? You are much farther along than I. I love where this is going!! I especially love that old shutter I see in the background! Can't wait to see this room all done!
Have a great day!

Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

Happy birthday to your Husband! it is great that he and your daughter turned 10 in the same year:)
Lucky you painting, its looking great, also love your distress doors they are a real feature, have a Great week, Sharon xox

At The Picket Fence said...

Wow! It is coming along so nicely Michelle and I can already picture in my mind how it is going to turn out with all of your lovely touches here and there. That is so funny about your hubby and daughter being 10 at the same time! A very merry 'unbirthday' to him!

dedeetsyshop said...

Looks so much lighter and airy! Love it!

Shellbelle said...

Wow, you're going like gang busters on all these projects and everything looks great! I love that "source unknown" photo from your last post, those bookcases are fabulous.

Loved the story of your two 10-year-olds from last year, what a great family story that will make for years to come.

I'm going to start calling you the Energizer Bunny, glad you have a "younger" man to keep up with all your projects.

Can't wait to see the results!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Hooray for painting- it is such a pain! But so worth the effort!

Wow, a leap year baby!!! What a rare and special birthday... ; )

Deborah said...

Wowsers!!! lol
Soooooo nice and fresh Michelle!
You and hubby did an amazing wonder you're tired!!
So cute how your little pets wanna get in on the decorating!! lol
They are adorable!!
Happy Birthday to hubby..ooh-la-la a younger man!!! lol Lucky you!!
Try to slow down sweetie...what a busy schedule you have this week....make time for yourself and some chai :) :)
Everything looks gorgeous hunny!!!

All my love,
Deborah xoxoxooxox

Michelle said...

Hi Michelle! It's been so long - life is just crazy sometimes! I love that picture of your cute kitty - I would have poked holes too! It must be refreshing to have bright new walls in your family room! We downsized our tv last week and I feel like I got new brighter walls but we really just reduced the size of the huge 'black box' in the room. Beats painting I guess ha? I had my hubby get rid of all of the cob webs by the ceiling after the new tv arrived (should be his job, he's tall enough to reach!) and I feel like I have newly painted walls! Your room looks great though ;)

New England Style

Brenda Kula said...

I'm getting tired just imagining all that work! Better watch out or the pet police may show up if they see that cat under plastic. I cracked up at that one!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Looks great! Ceilings are such a pain to paint. I hate it. Did you paint the fireplace brick too or was it already like that? I have no memory anymore. Sorry.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

MICHELLE!!!!! THIS IS MARVELOUS! I LOVE THOSE DOORS GOING INTO YOUR have the same light walls as I do! You look great even with paint in your hair!!! AND THE CAT!!! Sheesh, you are going through what we have been going through...but we are done. Just some small fun details...but waiting really to pay off the man....then MORE FUN!!! Oh dearest, my email was WIPED OUT!!!! So that means you address is gone....I will find out tomorrow if I can even get it back running. In the mean time, YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB!! Bises, Anita

Pam said...

The room is looking great. Your cat picture cracks me up. Looks like something mine would do. Have fun finishing it up. Hope the little guy is feeling better.

Restoration House said...

The room looks great,so bright and airy! The animal pics are hilarious, they gave me a chuckle! So did your hair, been there done that! Oh my dear, sometimes life is a bit of a ride isn't it? This too shall pass.Lol. Take care of yourself!

Finding Home said...

Everytime I tell people my birthday is Feb 28th, they always say, are you a leap year baby? And I tell them, no that is the 29th, blah, blah, blah! Too funny that really is the hubby's bday. I understand, I am behind in everything and I haven't even painted anything! Glad you poked holes for your cat and glad you got the paint out of your hair! Everything is looking great, can't wait to see more! Take care, Laura

Vicki said...

This looks great! Love the pics of the animals. LOL. Hope the little man is feeling better. I feel the same way about visiting this last week. Seems like time is on fast forward recently! Don't sweat it.

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

You really got a lot done this weekend. I'm exhausted just seeing this. Love seeing your progress. Everything is looking great!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Your room looks great Michelle. I had to laugh when I saw the kitty under the plastic...are cats funny?! Painting is such a chore. I have my daughter's room taped off and ready to go. I think the big painting day will be tomorrow.

Happy Birthday to your man :)

Heaven's Walk - said...

LOL! You had me doing a double-take (and thinking you had a typo) at your hubby's age, Michelle! lol! I thought, "What the heck....??" lolol! THEN I understood! Duh! Happy Birthday to your young hubby! :) Girl - your living room looks AWESOME! No wonder you wanted to paint it. What an incredible difference. I can see the beach-cottage theme starting to take shape..... :) Hugs, sweet friend!

xoxo laurie

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I'm baaaaack! Happy Birthday to the hubs! I think it's pretty cool too that him and your daughter were in the paper.

Looks like you survived and the room looks bright and open. I love it.

AIR KISS said...

It looks so beautiful! So white, bright & happy!
Lara :)

Stormy said...

Happy B-day to the *younger* one!
Jamie is 5 years younger than I ;-)

Those panel doors are to die for!!

You wouldn't believe how many walls, and ceilings we have painted over the last 12 years.
That's why I was tickled pink (or i should say, JAMIE was tickled pink, ha!) when we moved into this tiny apartment with ALL white walls & trim!

I Swore I would NEVER paint another wall again!
Unless it was a different shade of white, haha...

Painting a WHOLE apartment, just to have to re-paint it back when we moved, was exhausting!
Did that a few times over the years!

Can't wait for an update!


Anonymous said...

Oh My Goodness!!
Michelle, that room looks absolutely a.m.a.z.i.n.g!!! It was so worth all that hard work. I love those doors. So glad you did this, it's just perfect. Makes me so glad we're going white here. Funny about your younger husband. Glad your little one is feeling better. Hope you get to time to unwind soon.

Lisa x

A Cottage Muse said...

The room looks wonderful Michelle!! Love the way the fireplace looks too!

I can't wait to be as busy as you are! Soon enough though!

Comeca Jones said...

Seems youre making grand progress!Are you not uber excited about the outcome!

Creative Ambitions said...

Looks great Michelle!! So you are married to a 10 year old...LOL!! Funny!! Leap year is a crazy... thing isn't it? Love the hair... love the animals... love the white room! :)

Anne said...

Good morning! First, happy Unbirthday to your husband! Second, hope your little guy is feeling better... Third, I LOVE your doxie! Have always had a soft spot for them with those big soft eyes... oh yes, also the room is looking great!

Anonymous said...

You HAVE been a busy girl, Michelle! The room looks so much brighter painted white... love that! Painting is such a chore... hate it! I've been wanting to paint our LR lately, but you may have just changed my mind... lol! Love those shutters, too, btw. Look forward to seeing your room done!
Have a great day! :)

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...
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Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

i married a younger man too - by 2 years - not because of leap year! Cute post and love the paint splatters. :)

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Happy unbirthday to your hubby! How fun to have a Leap Birthday!

You just keep chugging along the painting train. I wish I had your energy. :) said...

I am in love with the white you painted in your family room. Looking good and can't wait to see the finished product.

Laura said...

Hi Michelle!!How can you look sooooo pretty even with some paint in your hair?! Such a lovely girl you are! Your hubby aand you did a great work! Absolutely fresh, cute and perfect!
Just as you are!
Ps:thanks for being so sweet!Your comment made my day!

The DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful - I love what your'e doing! And OHHHH how sweet! Doxies are so dear to my heart. We lost our Niski in December and I miss her so much. She was my shadow. Seeing your little one just fills my eyes with tears.

Happy Birthday to Mr. Emerald Cove!

Tthank you, Michelle, for sharing your beautiful room - and for the sweet shout out. ;)


Seaside Style said...

Michelle, It looks so pretty! Busy lady once again! Happy Birthday to your hubby! It is always the way with our pets they are under our feet all the time. White looks so fresh and new ! What a difference! Have great week.

Holly said...

I think with kids the roller coaster ride never ends - we are constantly in a state of motion. Our bout with the flu slowed us down and it was o nice actually.

Will you come paint my ceilings? The Spring is lovely and sunny here and you can hear the ocean waves crashing from my house. I have to paint the kitchen/living/dining room - 3 different shades of white and they all meet up and I want to paint the ceiling in the family room...UGH!

Your home is gorgeous and you did a beautiful job.

Laura said...

Dearest Michelle...I'm here again! I just wanna say that I just posted something about a little Award..and one is for you!
Would you pass by me?

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

You really have gotten a jump start on things! I just met with the painter yesterday.... didn't like his quote so much!!! Could I be painting those rooms myself??? Tell you hubby, I too said NEVER AGAIN. lol. The hardest part about starting a new project is actually STARTING! I use BM simply white for all my trim! love it too!!!
Thanks for sharing the cute story about your hubby's birthday :D

Keke said...

I love your work...the room looks amazing! Your site is FABULOUS! Thanks for the eye candy, I'll be adding you to my blog list!

Paint in your hair made me giggle...that's exactly how I look every time I paint...and every time I paint I always forget I should put a cap on!

XO Keke

Shorely Chic said...

what a great job! I loved learning a little bit your charmed life :)

Val said...

You are so cute!! I was just going through blog and looking at all your house pics and falling in love all over again.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

You are one busy lady. I loved that you posted that photo of yourself with paint in your hair. You always keep it real Michelle. I love that!
Happy Birthday to your dear husband. The room is looking great. I hope your little guy is better soon :-)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Btw, I've been known to send some funny emails, post comments etc., at night. I know there are several times where I actually typed the whole thing with my fingers on the wrong keys. Those are the ones I've caught. There are still probably some out there that I haven't caught :-) I should never try to type in the dark!

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

I love what you are doing with your home! Your cottage style is soooo gorgeous!

Southern Belle said...

You've got a great way with words, very witty! The shade of white you choose looks almost like creamer for my coffee. I like. = )

Vintage Barn 27 said...

Love the white walls! Those doors are amazing too, and the fireplace, etc.....
Happy unbirthday to your hubby.
Hope your son is feeling better.
Thanks for the smile, your post was awesome!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Michelle
I love the end result.. all that white space makes it look bigger.. and fresher...

Well I can't imagine being a Leap Year baby.. how strange... of course great as you get older and can still say you are 10!! hahaha

Happy Birthday to you hubby... ciao xxxx Julie

Pamela said...

Michelle!! I am sorry I have not been by in awhile. I have been crazy busy or at least I thought I was till I saw this post!! You really do make me tired but your home is going to be sooo dreamy!! I LOVE those tall shutters flanking the entrance way there! I also love that your furry children are taking their jobs as project supervisors to heart!:) That is too too funny that the cat stayed under the plastic.My Sophia would have done the same with a look of why are you bothering me.


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