Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sunglasses and Wood Paneling

A mother/daughter shot with new sunglasses before heading out for a family trip to Lowes

I have declared war on the wood paneling in my Living Room. I spent the majority of today prepping my LR...this picture is the current state of my LR....after pictures (hopefully) soon to follow...
We have been in our house for a little over one year, and we have a pretty decent start on the number of improvements that need to be made. But, the one thing that bugs me the most is the wood paneling that is/was present in almost every room on one wall. We have replaced the Dining Room and Addison's room wood paneling with drywall, and the Living Room has been "next" for quite some time. Because it is such a huge project (we replace the ceiling at the same time) and because I cannot possibly do it myself and because our ultimate goal is to rip that wall down anyway as we turn the garage behind it into a sunken family room....I have decided that I am going to paint this wood paneling and the rest of the Living Room with my Spring Break this next week. Well, I was originally going to wallpaper the wood paneling, but after consulting with my decorating specialist, AKA my mother-in-law, we have decided that painting is the better option. I am so excited to finally get this done and modernize my Living Room. Wood Paneling- you have met your match....hope this turns out well. Anyone have any experience painting wood paneling?

When I have a hard time getting Addison to nap, I have found that the swing helps put her to sleep...

New sunglasses from Grandma Smith....apparently the jury is still out where Addison is concerned...

She has recovered well from her Mic-key button procedure. The next day she had already forgotten about it. I was talking to the therapist about the tramatic event and she said that doctors feel that babies have no memory of pain. I know that she doesn't remember it....but I sure do. The site is also healing up very nicely. In the picture I posted before, the brown stuff is actually the medicine to help the irritation disappear. The button is already causing less irritation than the g-tube was. I'm glad we made the change. I just wish it had been a little easier to switch.


  1. deanna i had wood paneling in my bedroom at my parents house on all 4 walls!! nightmare!! my brother,husband and i painted took an entire week!!! we had to sand all the finish off it, prime it and then paint!! it looked great once finished but it took forever! good luck!

  2. for some reason it posted my last comment as anonymous!? this is Abra by the way

  3. You go girl! I'm sure it will just brighten that room right up. Love those sunglasses! The Mother/ daughter shot is "herrlich"! So glad Addison is doing better!

  4. cool sunglasses, both of you!

    Take care


  5. I also covered paneling--in my hallway. I filled in the grooves, then sanded and primed (don't forget to prime!), but then I put on wallpaper. It looks so much brighter!


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