As with any renovation project, it's easy to get bogged down in what is left to do. There are lots of things that are still hanging on around the ranch, waiting to be done...or waiting for the money to do. In these "bogged down" situations, I recommend walking around and taking a good, hard look at what you
have done. Sometimes, it's really easy to not even take a second to scream cheers out into the universe when we finish a project. Sometimes, we just move on to the next one.
I thought I'd post some snapshots of the Kitschderosa today so that you can see what kind of dressing my personal ranch gets. There are a lot of areas that are still in renovation mode and those will be coming up soon. For now, let's just pretend that they don't exist. :) (especially that smell in our pantry that we intend to find this weekend - please renovation gods, don't let it be between the walls!) I'm getting together some before and after pictures so you all can see how things started out. I'm also planning to show you the muckety-muck of current and upcoming projects. Thus, the "dressing" side of Ranch Dressing.
Doesn't everyone have a cat in the fireplace? Faux fire, thankfully. Those coffee carafes got parked there after I brought them home from junking in S.C. and they never left. The painting of Richard Nixon is by a killer artist named Mr. Hooper. The paint-by-number jungle scene was found at an insanely cheap estate sale. My late grandparents' amber vases are included. And glued down with museum wax because of wild eyed kittens.
Sun Porch - "You are My Sunshine" by Yee-Haw Industries out of Knoxville
A little mountain view in the pink bathroom - so that we can pretend like we're on vacation instead of looking at paint samples and sweeping up sheet rock dust.
The garage laundry room from Hell. It's currently 98 degrees in there! 98! I know that I said that I'm not going to show the bad spots but hey, I'm lucky enough to not be scrubbing laundry down by the river on a rock so...
I put the chick on the wall to try and cheer things up. Work your magic, chickie baby! And how about fluffing and folding if you get around to it?
View from the Dining Room - everything pink, all abloom - and my neighbor's laundry. I don't ever mind seeing clothes lines full. I love clothes lines. People hardly ever use them anymore....strange.
The Den/Studio - Amy Carter and some bunnies on the mantel - Mr. Kitsch's touch
Sun Porch - Vintage girl's dress in cherry lipstick red
Sun Porch - My Mom made these curtains for me out of a shower curtain from Target! Squirrels! Eee!
My favorite room - The Kitschen
If you're in the middle of projects, I hope that they are going well. And if you are in the hoping and planning stages, know that those stages are important too. Sometimes, they are the very best parts. And for those of you who are actually out taking vacations and spending money on non-house stuff, do some whooping it up for the rest of us, would ya?
Until next time...(remember, measure twice and cut once!)
x's and o's,