Monday, May 25, 2009


(Ok so I am making up a new word. If word verification can do it so can I.)

I am trying to make my home sing by de-clutterizing and painting this week. So for Making Your Home Sing Monday, I am getting rid of all the junk I have collected that really has no sentimental value and that is totally not needful.
What started this declutterization? (another new word!) My Father in Law and two other family members are coming for a visit next week! We are so excited! It´s been a long time since we have had family come to see us. I think the last time we had family come out to visit was in 2002. Of course, we have seen everyone since then on furloughs (2004 and 2008), but it´s different when they get to come see us!
Our home is cozy, small and just right. But, it needed some declutterizing and some paint! Even the boys are getting in on the fun! They already have sorted their legos and their cluttery drawers of collectables. I think they have gotten a whole trashbag full of junk already to throw out! It´s amazing the things we collect.
I did take before pictures and some after pictures. You will have to wait for the pictures with all the decorations up,but for now you can see the colors. We have lived here for four years and the only painting we have done is the bathroom ceiling (due to mold. yuck!) and the boys room when we got them new bunks 2 Christmases ago.
My home may not be singing a symphony yet, but we are on the way to having a nice fresh clean organized home!
My Hubby (the better painter) getting started on our living room.

Yours truly getting in on the fun!

The finished wall.
(the funny thing is the colors are almost identical to the colors in our church.)

the other side of the living room.
(we only painted two walls as the other two were still good)

Bedroom before

After (with out decoration)

Entryway before. Wall to wall wallpaper!

(it was falling off in so many places)

We had a lot of help with this part!

(our fellow missionary friends)

Pizza Party after 2 1/2 hours of stripping wall paper!

Lord willing by next week, I can post the finished product of the hallway and entry. We hope to put a pretty paper border all the way around.

Making your home sing Mondays


  1. Go girl. It will feel so good when you are finished. I have been helping my husband re-do paint, ceilings, wallpaper, floors etc. in Michael and Nina's first home that we take care of and rent out. Hard work but rewarding.

    A hot pink and girly pale pink bedroom! How did you pull that off with such a manly man?

  2. Oh those colors are really, Moave and a wine red. ;) more manly... he actually is the artist in the family.

  3. Very fun! I love declutterizing...and I love color!

  4. Estan haciendo un gran trabajo. Todo esta quedando muy bonito. Los colores que escojistes estan super! Wow y los colores de tu recamara me encantaron. Estare esperando para ver las fotos finales.

  5. I love it! It looks soooo good! What a different a paint job makes, huh??

    You totally inspired me to finish our bedroom!! I only got like 1/4 of the way done, but I need to finish!!!

    Love it!

  6. Very pretty. Painting parties are so much more fun than doing it by yourself!

    I look forward to more pictures!

    BTW, I am going to go ahead and add your link to Mr. Linky, o.k.? Thanks for participating today.

  7. I always have problems viewing your blog. Blogger has been a major source of stress for me today. I struggled with it all day to recognize my latest post. Must have been some sort of boycott or something!

    Anyway, like I've already said, everything is looking great! You guys have worked so hard! And don't you hate that mold problem! We have it too, especially in the bathrooms. I've found that spraying bleach water directly onto the paint, sitting a second then wiping works wonders on mold! I did our entire living room and the walls up the stairs in February. Used a step ladder, but still couldn't reach the very tall areas around the front door and steps.

    Anyway, thought I'd pass that along to ya. Oh yeah, I squirt it on the ceiling above my shower every 3 months or so....does great!

  8. Loving the colors and getting to see Rosa and Edit again even if it is just in photos.

    when do they have their tickets for? Give them a great hug and kiss from us.

  9. Oh wow! I love the new VIBRANT colors! You go girl!!! =0)

  10. I love the two tone look! I'm just learning how to be brave with paint, I may have to copy your ideas of having two different colored walls.

    Doesn't it feel great to get rid of all that extra stuff? It's like your house went on a diet. I feel so much better even when I organize a small space. You're doing a great job!

  11. I love when everyone comes together to get a job feels like an old-fashioned barn raising and the project is just so much more fun!

    (Love your made-up word, too!)

  12. Bravo!! Great job and I love that warm mocha color.

    Aren't friends nice?

  13. It looks great! What a blessing that your friends were! It is great to be able to declutter and get things looking their best. I need to do a little of that myself. :D

  14. Wow, y'all have been busy! Pretty paint colors, too! You're so brave... I usually stick with basic white, off-white, or verrrrry subtle tints. I'm such a wimp!

    Your home is looking great! :o)


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