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February 22, 2009

~WILD HAIR DAY~

Happy Monday to every one...Now we all know what today is Susan's At Between Naps on the Porch http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ Met Monday...Please go by and see all the great Butterflies today...and Thanks Susan for hosting a fun day.. Now the first thing I had to do for this fun PROJECT was get out my "Honey do whistle " and get Len's attention...Now have you ever had a Wild Hair Day...of course you have !!!


Last March I am sitting in my old RED robe drinking my morning coffee in my living room and thinking how I don't like this room its too big and I wanted a office, So I used the "Honey Do Whistle" got Len's attention and told him lets put up a wall and make this 2 room's....So off to Lowe's I send him with his list... and that day he started framing in the wall....




Now here Is Len with his helper...hammering , sawing and fogging up the Air with their mouths !!! ( think soap in mouth )




Now the next day we had it sheet rocked and muddied....you do notice how I keep saying we?? well I am the Go-fer and the Picker-upper...the sandwich makers and the soda getter...so this is a WE project around our house...plus I have to then tell him for days after he does something what a wonderful job he did...pat his back...high five him !!! Oh the list goes on and on well you get the picture...





Now this is the new Wall....Of course the project that only took 3 days then...took a month waiting for new carpet to come in , new drapes, new paint job, new ceiling lite, new wall lites, and crown moulding...kinda like buying a new lamp shade and then redoing the whole room around it Ha Ha !! now we have all been there!!!





Now this is what it looks like now....I just love having a smaller and more cozy living room and also around that wall is my very own office now....



Now I hope all of you have a Great day and if anyone needs any information on where to get a Honey Do Whistle let me know !!! I buy them by the case because Len keeps breaking and hiding them!!


Hugs and smiles Glria






54 comments:

Diane said...

Gloria, You're so funny! I love the idea of splitting the room. What are the dimensions of the 2 rooms now? ♥ Diane

mbkatc230 said...

What a great project. And I can't believe your dear started it the same day. My DH thinks the honey do whistle means to start thinking about a project haha. Hugs, Kathy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love it! Great redo, Gloria!

Cynthia said...

Gloria,
Great redo and I just love the cozy look. Where did you get that interesting looking coffee table? Very pretty. I love the color choices and the whistle is so funny. Cindy

Stacey said...

What a smart idea! You are right...these days some rooms are so big they aren't cozy. Your room looks just right. :)

Bo said...

Haha...Wild Hair Day, huh? What a transformation...and a better use of space...after all, you are a busy blogger now & an office is a must! LOL ;-) Bo
P.S. I love seeing little Kyra's pictures on your sidebar...She is so beautiful!

xinex said...

Good morning Gloria! The room turned out beautifully. I love your sofa!...Christine

prof en retraite said...

Hi Gloria! You are so funny with your honey do whistle! I love your new space! I love a smaller room, too, because it is so much cozier! Beautiful job to all of you! Have a great week...Debbie

kimmcl said...

Funny how a cup of coffee can lead to a new wall! I want one of those whistles by the way.....LOL!

Connie said...

First of all, that Kyra is a beauty, honey. Now, where in the world do I find a Honey-Do whistle?!?! I need one for an emergency, chick! Hubs is hearing less and less of what I'm sayin', ya know......
xoxo,
Connie

squawmama said...

Loved the Wild Hair Day... LOL LOL The room looked beautiful... You must tell Len that he indeed did a great job... and only three days... It would have taken my husband a month...LOL It is simply elegant...

HUGS,
Donna

Chrissy said...

Your so cute!!! Everything looks very pretty, and very welcoming I must say! Have a wonderful day, and don't lose that whistle! 0x0xx0x0

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Goo Morning Gloria,
Now that was one cute post....love the wall....I also love cozy rooms...now you have your very own office space....everything in the room looks Fabulous and I love that shelf....Great Job...you and Len make a great team....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

nikkicrumpet said...

WOW I would sure like to know your secret...you whistle and the same day he starts working on a big project like framing in a new room!!! WHOA that is some powerful whistle!! I enjoyed the peek at your new cozier living room...but where is our peek at the office?

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

A wish accomplished! Grrrrrrrrreat! Mmmmmm, this makes the second post I've read this morning, saying that a wish has been accomplished. How about that? Is that a good sign or is that a good sign, hu? ,-)

Everything looks lovely and I'm sure you're very happy with the total results. A cozier living room and your very own office space. :-)

Aunt Amelia
A late Winter fantasy... Please come join me

Picket said...

Morning girl...you know I loved this back when you did it...turned out great and I gotta get me one of those whistle!!!!! lol Loved ...Loved...loved...seeing that sweet Kyra in those pics on the side bar sis! Have a great Monday sweetie!

ceekay said...

That is funny. Yes, they do like the great jobs and high fives don't they? I can totally redo a room and hubs will say, that looks good. He takes out the garbage and I need to praise him for a job well done!! Whatever. But your man did do a wonderful job and that was a great idea.
Oh yah...how in the world did you get it to start it that day. At my home, it would have taken at least 6 months. I have been working on crown molding for 2 years this coming April!

Linda said...

Hey, you got 2 rooms for the price (sort of) of 1 - way to go. You are right - it is cozier - very inviting. I love the whistle! Linda

Smilingsal said...

Oh! I was all ready to see that new office Show it soon, please.

LaurenFaythe said...

How lucky you are to have a husband who would do that for you! Do you have pics of your office?

Paula Bee said...

Let me get this straight--you mentioned splitting the room in two and that very same day your husband ran out bought and wood and went to work? I thought I had the best husband...but I think you win on this one! Great idea. Do you love both spaces? Your blog always makes me smile. It is a great place to visit anytime! Love, Paula

marty39 said...

Gloria, what a fabulous idea, and the room looks wonderful. Your very own office, now that's a luxury. Hugs, Marty

JudyBug said...

Oh Gloria, you just crack me up girl. "We" have the same kind of "we" projects at our home. Altho, I'm v impressed Len got to it so quickly. What a man!

JudyBug

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

g, will you mail me a couple of those whistles... ha great joy gf!

janet said...

love the whistle, that is just too funny...lol and your new space is wonderful, so pretty and cozy
hugs
janet

Tootsie said...

I remember the whole thing! You were so excited! It looks good girl. Hope all is well at your house

ann said...

Fabulous job.I want to ask you a question!How many couches do you own?They are all wonderful.
Hey,I'm blowing your horn again in my blog tomorrow,be sure to come see what awesome thing I've copied of yours now.haha...Ann

Shelia said...

Gloria, you're my kinda gal! I love how you give the orders and Len jumps! ;) I love how your office looks and again I'll say it, you have the most beautiful things! I love that beautiful leather sofa! My goodness, I could do some serious gatherings in your home!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Gloria, I need to borrow your whistle, especially if it gets that much done! :) You ALL did a great job!

Baby Kyra is beautiful, love the pictures on the sidebar! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Tomarie said...

What a great transformation G!! And it's great having an office too! :-) The space looks very cozy and really shows off your gorgeous antiques! Love ya! L~

sue said...

HI Gloria! I remember this work of Lens from RMS! He is a good guy isn't he!! Congrats on your new baby, wow G, you are gonna have to buy stock in Pampers! You surely are blessed sweetie! Talk to ya soon! xoxoxo

Tracy said...

Wow, I could really use one of those! A handy husband, I mean, the whistle is pretty useless without him, isn't it? Your redo looks great!

janet said...

hi gloria, its me again. yes i figured out how to put pictures on, backwards mind you but on. A sweetie gave me a tip so they dont go on backwards anymore, thankfully. However, there is so much more for me to learn, and i thank you so much for offering to be there, i just may have to call on you. I was given an award, which im suppose to bring to my blog and than pass it on and i have no idea on how to get it to my blog...lol can you say duh computer girl..lol
hugs
janet

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Gloria,
Okay, I will take one honey do whistle please. Too cute girl! Not sure if that would work around here though. LOL!

Love how the room turned out! You sure did have a wonderful idea.
Good MM Post! ~Beautiful~ I also spy a TK painting.

Do you happen to know how Lynne's hubby is doing?
I've been thinking of her.
~Melissa

salmagundi said...

You do have a magic whistle! I can get my Bob to do most anything, but start putting up a wall the same day!! He's an engineer, and needs to think about things for awhile, I guess. Enjoyed this post. Sally

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh Gloria, I love it! How great to have your own new office and a cozy new living room space :)





Hugs,
Dena

salmagundi said...

Congrats on the new grandbaby!! I'm so jealous. Don't worry about being boring - I don't think there is a boring bone in your body. Looking forward to your answers. Sally

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Gloria, Smaller rooms are definitly more cozy. Your room turned out great! I need one of those whistles, but I'm afraid it wouldn't wouldn't work. My hubby isn't any good at building things, he usually called his dad! Talk to you soon, Kristen

Momovthree said...

Hey, I need one of those whistles! Looks like it worked like a charm. I'm so impressed at how fast you had the project going, great job!
~Michelle

ann said...

Hi sweetie,nope,you dip the end of your brush into your paint and dot it on your piece.Old artist trick,haha...Ann

Melissa Miller said...

I forgot earlier...

Congrats on the precious new baby girl in the family. How wonderful!

I miss your visit girl.
Come say Hi when you can.
~Melissa :)

Gayle (The Shabby Crafter) said...

Ha a pink honey do whistle!!!! I gotta get me one of them babies!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, I am laughing...and laughing...and laughing some more! I definitely need one of those whistles, but I'm afraid my husband can turn a deaf ear even to a whistle! Your room looks great, and that sofa is fabulous! laurie

Jill said...

Fun project. Happy Monday..!

vintagewindow said...

love the honey do whistle.
Great makeover, 2 rooms to decorate. What could be more fun?

Kris

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Well now, you can't just show us one side of the new wall and not the other! That's just not fair!!!!!

Justine :o )

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

LOL! So glad you got your office. Two rooms from one! That is awesome!

Susan said...

I love your redo! I also love how you change on thing in a room, you have to change all of it.

Cass said...

Well, hey, where do you get one of those Honey Do Whistles? More importantly, where do you get a honey who can build a wall?

I missed out on that particular lottery!
Great makeover; what a good idea you had. Terrific story!
Cass

Kathy said...

What a great addition the wall made in your room! Isn't is amazing what a huge change a seemingly small project in a room can make? We added a wall too and it changed the entire room. Great Meta!
xo...Kathy

Glenda said...

I definitely need a whistle to get DH's attention. He says at times he doesn't hear me and that could be true. He has aids in both ears due to hearing loss, results of ear infections as a child. With a whistle, he wouldn't have any excuse. To be fair though, he is more than willing, as a rule, to help me with any project I dream up. Tracy's right. I've got the man, just need the whistle. At times the problem is just getting his attention. I think your idea was a splendid one, and I know you will enjoy the office space.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a great project.. and the walls only took 3 days?? And I'm still waiting on the insurance company to finish up?? There is something wrong with this picture..lol.. I can' wait to see what beautiful things lie on the other side of this wall.. after all you've got some mighty fine eye candy right here my friend.. I could sit here for days and visit with you... hugs ~lynne~

Lady Katherine said...

Can I borrow your hubby and helper! I need the whistle! lol Hubby starts, and then works out on the farm, I do want my wall finished! They did a great job. Love your sofa! How's Kyra doing? Great I do pray.

lvroftiques said...

Gloria in this age of "tear down walls" It's wonderful to see someone putting them up! As a lover of old houses myself, I am not an open concept kinda gal! Alas I do live in an open concept house....And I would LOVE to put up some walls!! Maybe I could show these to DH and inspire him to get crackin'!.....I might just need to borrow that whistle girl!*winks* Anyhoo it looks great! Vanna