Monday, June 4, 2012

In The Beginning . . .

Ok, so I am sitting here waiting for my contractor to arrive. I am so excited to have projects I have been wanting to have done FOREVER, finally come to fruition!

I was moving some furniture this morning and my youngest asked me why. I explained Greg was coming over and she said, "he really is your go to guy". Had me laughing and agreeing!!

So here's the first thing on my "Go To Guy's" List:

This is the view from the living room into the office where the girls and I all have desks. The girls have started cleaning out their desks, thus the trash on the ground! While on vacation in Paris this spring break, we went to the  Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, the most famous flea market in Paris. 

Here are the girls at the flea market.

Here's my youngest at my favorite stall.
Look at those moldings!!
My pediment is now laying across the
green trunk.
This is a close-up of one end.
It's about 5' long.
Here's us in the large cab we had to request
to get it back to the hotel! 

The girls squished in the seat!

Love this shot!
I won't even go into how many times FedEx had to come to our hotel because of all the paperwork, but alas, it arrived in St. Pete safe and sound! Greg is going to build a surround around the doors to the office to hold the pediment.

This past Saturday, I spent ALL, and I mean ALL, day staining wood!

I turned this pile of naked wood, into this beautiful pile of stained gorgeousness (I know, probably not a real word but it SOOO works here!).

So, the Go To Guy is here so I am off to answer questions. Wait to you see what he is going to do in my dining room, but that is for another post!! 


  1. Can't wait to see everything done! Will it be ready when we come down?

  2. It should be. They removed all the trim off the doors and got most of the first layer of wood on the ceiling. I plan on posting pictures. Very excited!