Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Happy new week

~John Keates
Hello dear friends,
I hope you have had a good weekend

I'm sorry I have been absent lately, things have been busy here, with working on the new look for our lounge.
Martin has given the ceiling two coats of paint and the final one will go on next weekend.
I have removed the brass door knobs and  have given them a polish, my job was to paint the undercoat on the doors, skirting boards and the windowsills. The preparation seems to take a long time, but worth it to do a good job.

I'm so happy that the room is all starting to come together and we have decided on a wallpaper, we will use .

I have said this before,... how much the pansies growing in  my garden make me happy
I wish you a happy new week.


  1. Dear Carolyn,

    oh, so good to hear that you get well through all your work! I think, you are very happy, when all work is done and you can get back to "normal" life :O))

    Your pansees are wonderful!

    Have a happy week, my dear friend,
    sending love and hugs,

  2. I'm sure your lounge will look so beautiful. Happy Summer! :)

  3. Thankyou, dear Carolyn- I can tell you have enough to do, and working hours ahead ,before you`r lounge is finished, and looking beautiful,to your satisfaction.
    Happy dayes to you also, and HUGS-

  4. Exciting with your lounge, hope you shows us when it is ready.
    Happy week to you Carolyn

  5. Ciao Carolyn

    le viole del pensiero sono meravigliose, come immagino sia la tua nuova carta da parati...aspetto i risultati! Bacio grande. NI

  6. Have been absent (and very busy) too!!

    Have a lovely week - and hope all the work won't take too much more time! Will look fabuloussss when finished!


    XOXO Lola& Nora:)

  7. Hi Carolyn! I know how tiring painting can be but it will all be worth it soon! Have a lovely week:)
    ~Anne xx

  8. Looking forward to seeing your new lounge. I know it's going to be beautiful.

  9. House projects always seem to put the rest of life on hold. The results will be worth the hassle, I'm sure.

  10. Hi,Carolyn.
    I am glad to visit you again. I have been absent too due to my private life, but I love to read my friend'blogs when I have time. Your pansies are pretty.
    You too! Have a lovely week.

  11. I can't wait to see your new lounge!

    I hope you have a wonderful week! The weather has been perfect here, more like spring than summer which is fine by me!


  12. Good morning sweet Carolyn!

    WE TOO are painting, cleaning and preparing for a new deck to be built and I think they are coming TODAY! So on top of my Etsy, blogging and writing, we are BUSY! So good to see you and do share photos when you are done...I WILL! Anita

  13. Sweet Blessings to you Carolyn!
    Love the cheery pansies.....so pretty. All the hard work will pay off. Hang in there....i cheer you on. Life here has projects going on. It's a work out to live in amongst the projects.
    God bless,

  14. Painting is not my favorite thing to do. I tend to just slap it on as best and as quick as I can. :/ Always nice when it is done though. Have a great rest of the week. Tammy

  15. always nice to hear from you, don't worry about the absense!

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  16. Hi Carolyn!
    I also very absent lately, I'm busy with my job.... and there is very very hot, and very muggy !
    Have a good week you too!!

  17. I'm sure it will be perfect in the end, Carolyn. And yes, a good preparation is vital to do a good job. It looks like you're doing a great one.
    Monica xox

  18. Redecorating always seems to take such a long time! Hope it works out well and then you can sit back relax and enjoy your new surroundings.
    Sarah x

  19. I am sure it will looks fine when you are finished.....love love love Ria...xxx...

  20. Sounds like it's coming along fabulously! Good luck getting it all complete, Carolyn. I bet it will look incredible when it's all finished. And you'll feel incredible too :) xoxo

  21. Carolyn,

    We are doing a similar project and so I understand all the hard work involved. Those ceilings.. kind of a pain in the neck! :) I'm painting walls, trim and touching up doors. It's amazing how much paint it takes around those window! The wood seems to soak it up especially if the strip the wood prior to painting. We will hopefully start our cabinets in a couple weeks when we return from our trip.

    Sounds like you are doing what it takes to achieve the perfect look.

    Enjoy your week!


  22. It sounds like the new lounge is coming along at a great pace Carolyn. Painting is always something I dread. I never feel like I do a good enough job. I always put it off till the very last minute : )
    hugs from here...

  23. Sounds like you are keeping busy painting...it will be worth it I am sure. Love your pretty pansies. Flowers make me happy too!

  24. Dearest Carolyn,

    Soon Martin and you will finish this major task and you can enjoy your home anew. Those pansies are sure lovely.
    Love to you,

  25. Good morning beautiful Carolyn!

    It is always fun to wake up in the morning and see a good friend's comments on my post. THANK YOU! Oh we are having a HEAT WAVE coming through here today, lasting until Sunday. But we can't complain for this has been the most splendid summer so far. I am having a fun time, and I wish you the same!!!!!!! HUGS, Anita

  26. Wow, this home project sounds exiting - so fun to go for a new look! Have a fantastic day Carolyne!

  27. Dearest Carolyn,
    sounds like busy days - but I'm sure you will do a good job! Your door knobs look so pretty!
    Warm hugs, my dear!!!
    xox Traude

  28. Hi Carolyn,
    Sounds like you are making great progress with your lounge and I know it will be beautiful and perfect for you and your family to enjoy. The brass door knobs look gorgeous and I know how much work all the trims are.
    Your pansies are so pretty and bring so much joy. Love them.

    Have a wonderful day and have fun with your project.
    Love to you, Celestina Marie

  29. Carolyn,
    It's amazing what a new coat of paint will do for a room. I wish I could see what it looks like when it is completed. I love what is written on the chalkboard. It is such a cheerful reminder. I hope you are having a good summer.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  30. Sounds like your lounge will look fantastic! Pretty pansies...Thanks for stopping by, always good hearing from you!


  31. Hello Carolyn,
    Its been to long. As you must know Iave not been around myself...LOL Shame on us.I do have help with my blog now though.I'm sharring it with Sherry of Edie Marie's Attis.She does all the work. Can't beat that.
    Its has always been fun to visit you though and I'm glad you are still here.
    Take care Hon,
    XXOO Marie Antionette
    PS I love your back round.

  32. Carolyn...LOL,
    This is why Sherry is doing all the work.I forgot to mention...
    I'm glad your lounge is coming along.Would love to see it.You have a wonderful sense of design.
    That is why your bears are so lovely.
    XXOO Marie

  33. Dear Carolyn
    I hope you have had a happy week and now I wish you a happy weekend.
    Thank you also for the nice comment on my blog.
    Love and hugs Yvonne

  34. Hi Carolyn! Looking forward to seeing the results of all of your hard work!!
    Hope you have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

  35. Great post! Personally, I'm really impressed! I love the way you write your blog!

  36. I'm looking forward to seeing your wallpaper Carolyn ... Oh! How I love pansies with their pretty turned up faces.
    Have a wonderful week-end
    Take Care xx

  37. Hi again! These renovations projects always take a bit of gritting of the teeth to get through but soon that is forgotten as you enjoy the new environment. Looking forward to seeing it!

    – g

  38. Great write up, reminds me of the last time I moved, it was stressful, but really, i enjoyed it, hope you are well settled now


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