Monday, September 27, 2010

The Empty Nest

Perhaps I should change my blog title now to the empty nest?? Nah I like Morning Glory Cottage. Well this past weekend we moved the kiddos up to Sacramento. Quite a few hours away. Our children are 2 years apart but both left home at the same time. So it's certainly quiet around here now. But I've been busy. Cleaning out things and going through the garage and storage shed. Also working on my office/hobby room. The dogs keep me company now.
I thought I would share a few photos of the few little things that I did before the move and one thrifty find for their apartment. Of course a moving day photo. Couldn't resist.

We've had this dresser for ages and it's been in the daughter's room, hiding in her closet. It really should have been painted during her room remodel but we ran out of time and besides it was out of sight, out of mind. Well it had to come out of the closet for the move. So I knew that I needed to get busy and paint it. So couple of coats of black paint and new knobs. Viola "newish" dresser. Good enough for a first apartment. Here's the before and after. Poor abused thing.

My great thrift find was to find these prints for $5.95 a piece. Yes!!! You heard me right... I was jumping up and down for joy when I asked the price. They weren't marked and when I asked it was all I could do not scream out loud and jump and down. But I remained calm and dignified but giggled happily all the way to the van. They're huge too. So very happy and the kiddos liked them too.

Hope your week is a happy week.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would be so sad to see my kids leave the same day!