Monday, November 1, 2010

I'm baaaaaack!!

Hi'ya hens!! Did ya miss me?? I sure missed you all, that's for sure! My DH and I have been working non-stop since the last week of August on this renovation and even though there are a few odds and ends that we still need to finish, for the most part, WE'RE DONE!! Whew!!

Sooooo, ya wanna see the new nest??? Well, first I gotta show you where I was working.... (I'm SO embarassed, but Meahni said I HAD to show the BEFORE photos!) Uggggghh!

(BEFORE)


Check out those 1980's curtains and the stenciling on the walls. All together now... ewwwwweeeee!! OMG! What a pack rat! Seriously, every nook and cranny was stuffed with supplies! However, one of the BEST things about my OLD room was those JetMax cubes, which I absolutely LOVE! My daughter bought them for me for Christmas a few years ago to help me organize my stuff. They're SO fabulous that I decided I wanted even more in my new nest. LOL!! Wanna see how it finally turned out???


(AFTER)

Ain't it purty??? Needless to say, I'm in LUUUUUVVV!! First of all, let me tell you about the JetMax cubes. They're designed to sit on top of each other but the stuff I had in mine was SO heavy they were actually pulling apart and tilting too. So for my new nest, my DH built that super duper fabulous frame that you see around them, so they're real sturdy now. He put shelves in between each layer and even built a solid back for them too, so they're totally supported on all sides. Looks just like a custom cabinet, huh?



Look at all that counter space!! LOVE IT! I think my coloring space before was about a 12x12 square! Pffft! See the cool little electrical outlet my DH installed in the backsplash? He's amazing! And of course, I can't stop staring at my new floors! Ahhhhh! That's Brazillian Koa. It's so pretty with all the different color variations in that wood.

Would you look at that bright light for my work space. Isn't it perfect? I have to admit, it took forever to find an under the cabinet light that was EXACTLY 36" though. Seems every package claims they are but they're actually 36.5, which was too big! But we finally found one and a daylight bulb too! Tah-dah!! Now you're probably wondering what took so long to do this, right? Well, everything you see here was done by my DH and lil' ol' me! We didn't hire any of this work done. We installed everything ourselves and even put down a new sub floor under the new wood floor.

Yep, that's a REAL solid hardwood floor. Each little 3" wide plank was nailed down, one by one. We installed all the cabinets, did all the painting and even ran cable so I could have a TV in my stamp room! We also installed these solid wood floors throughout the upstairs, and if that weren't enough, we decided to paint the master bedroom and bath too! Think I'm pooped? You betcha! I'm ready for some serious relaxing! Time to turn on that TV and begin some much needed CARD THERAPY! Awwwwkk!! Well that does it for the OPEN ROOM tour of the new nest! LOL!! Leave me a cluck below and let me know whatcha think, k? {{{hen hugs}}}

67 comments:

  1. Welcome back Jeanie!!!! It's been way too long but it looks like all your and DH's hard work has paid off. Your new nest is over flowing with gorjosity and am a tad bit green lol. Can't wait to see what you produce from your super duper new pad. Loving those cubes...do you think they ship to Scotland???!!! xx

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  2. Wow, what a fancy nest! Glad you're back!

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  3. One word JEALOUS !!

    Glad to see you back though, looking forward to seeing your cards again! x

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  4. Welcome back. Wow, I would never want to leave this fabulous room! Your hard work certainly has paid off. Pami x

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  5. Great to have you back!
    Wowzer.. that beats the few plastic boxes in my dining room lo! Have fun.. and enjoy that space
    Lisa ;)

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  6. Gorgeous room! Perfect for getting creative!

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  7. Love, Love, Love the new room.
    Kara

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  8. Welcome Back Jennie ! Nice Nest!

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  9. Welcome back, Jeanie!! Missed you. Your new room looks awesome!! That floor is so gorgeous and I love those JetMax cubes! Can't wait to see what you create in your beautiful new space! {{hugs}}

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  10. Its so nice to have you back - I missed your posts! I also can't wait to see what you create in your amazing new space - well done to you and your dh!!!

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  11. Welcome back Jeanie! If you put a mini-fridge and a port-a-potty in there, you'll never have to leave. . .;) Jeanie, this looks like heaven, and to think y'all did it all by yourselves - WOW! :D MWAH!

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  12. Holy smokes what an amazing room! I am so jealous of your fantastic layout! Oh to have a room specifically designed for stamping instead of trying to make something fit! Glad you're back Chicken

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  13. Nice space... wish I had something that looked like that!!

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  14. Your new room is beautiful and functional too. Kudos for you all doing the work yourselves. Your hubby is definitely a keeper. The floors are stunning! Enjoy your new space.

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  15. Wonderful to have you back Jeanie ! WOW ! Lucky girl ! I love what you've done in your study ! It's absolutely fantastic ! Hugs and love from Catherine

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  16. Yay for a new beautiful craft room and double YAY that you're back!

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  17. Glad to see you're back! What a great room. We're just redoing our 'stamping/computer/office' which is very tiny and therefore difficult to figure out. I see some great things I can copy -- like the electrical outlet positioned desk high... love that! Enjoy!! God bless.

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  18. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing. I love how you really maximized your space with your cabinetry. And those floors... Yummy! I think I need to get some Brazilian Koa floors for my house :)

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  19. SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!! hehe...had to do it! Welcome back my friend! Your room is GORGEOUS!!!!

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  20. Man I sure did miss you Jeanie! I am so glad your back and with a super duper craft room. (LOL, I have been counting down the days.)It is awesome and I love it! I hope you enjoy every minute crafting in your new room. Can't wait to see some cards. :)
    Hugs,
    Paula in Nashville.

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  21. You're back...I've missed ya Jeanie! Your room looks awesome! LOVE IT, that floor is beautiful. You both did a GREAT job.

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  22. Your new space looks beautiful, Jeanie! It's great to see you back!

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  23. Jeanie--welcome back! I'm jealous of your new room--so so glad that you have such a wonderful space to work in. I missed you blogging so much that I even went back and looked at all of your previous entries! Bring on the cards--can't wait to see your new designer papers.

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  24. BEAUTIFUL - welcome back; thrilled to see your return, can't wait to see all your great creations!!

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  25. So glad you are back - you were missed so much. Your room is absolutely beautiful. You and your husband did a wonderful job. I don't know how you did all those beautiful cards on that tiny work space. We're expecting even more great things from you now.

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  26. Welcome back. We missed you. Your new nest is GORGEOUS. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Can't wait to see some new cards from you.

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  27. Welcome back Jeanie!! I sure did miss you and all of your wonderful posts. Your new crafting space is outstanding. I love the color and the beautiful wood flooring. The new room is sure to get those creative juices "clucking" in overdrive. Can't wait for your next creation....it seems like it has been forever.
    Blessings,
    Terri D.

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  28. WOW!!!!! You must be so pleased with your new craft room, so much space....get creating WOW!!!! Annette

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  29. Definitely worth the wait!!! So excited for you! The room is gorgeous! You did a fabulous job! You know that I missed you, so what are you waiting for? I expect cards to start popping up her tomorrow morning! J/K... kind of! LOL! Glad you are back in action!

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  30. OMG!! I can't wait to see it in person!! it looks so awesome girl I just love everything :0) You guys did an awesome job. I soooo love the floors to they are beautiful.I am so excited to see it now!! oh and your sign is ready for it's new home ;0) Talk soon!

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  31. Jeanie! Yeah! You're back! When I saw your email I gasped and smiled real big! I have missed your beautiful cards---but man, does your new work space look amazing. Check out that floor! I hope your room brings you years of happiness and inspiration as you share your creativity with us! Welcome back!

    xoxo
    Angie

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  32. Hi jeanie, so pleased to see you back I am so envious of your room it looks A-MAZ-ING. hugs chris xxx

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  33. Absolutely gorgeous!! Its so shiny and clean and so organised!! What a great job you both did!!
    Pinky

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  34. So glad you are back, I have missed your inspiration and sense of humor! Your room is gorgeous, makes me want to start ripping mine apart. Is your husband up for hire?

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  35. Gorgeous room, love that floor...so happy your back, you were missed lynn

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  36. we all dream of our own special room....it's always nice when someone else gets it and inspires us to keep trying for a 'special' room....i am happy for you...can't wait to see all the magnificent things that come out of a 'neater' room....maybe more coloring tutorials too....perhaps with prisma pencils too...since i see you have those...beautiful, congrats...

    a fan,
    idette

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  37. Your new space is gorgeous. I'm so jealous lol! I think my fave may be those beautifu floors...wow! Glad you're back. I've missed seeing your lovely designs.

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  38. missed ya!! so glad you are back..love the room very nice...cannot wait to see a card...thks for sharing

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  39. Your "new" place is simply gorgeous! I am so jealous! I'm glad you are so happy and that you are baack!

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  40. Ooo! Stunning new room! I LOVE it! SO happy to hear that you're back! I look forward to seeing what you'll be creating in your new spot! Enjoy :)
    hugs, margie

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  41. Wow your new nest is awesome so pretty and ready to go. Can't wait to see what inspiratinal cards you come up with.

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  42. love the new room and all of the storage. You were surely missed I even peeked a few times to see if you came back early!!

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  43. Glad you are back - I missed your Thursday challenges!

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  44. GORGEOUS!!! So glad are back...thanks for sharing the photos!

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  45. Welcome back!! and wow I am just sooooo jealous!! your room looks flabulous!! xx

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  46. Oh My Word!!! Your room is gorgeous! The floors are amazing!! Love the organization..it's all in there but you don't have to see it! Can't wait to see the creations that come out of this beautiful new space! Welcome Back!

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  47. Awwwk !! I am in LOVE. I wanna come play there. You may never come out again :) Your DH is super duper. :) Your better hang onto him. *wink* Really though, your old room is better than mine :(
    Enjoy the new nest, can't wait to see what you will be creating in there... Hugs...

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  48. Welcome back Jeanie! Your room looks just fabulous and I adore that wall of Jetmax cubes -- I store my paper like that too and love it.

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  49. Glad to have you back Jeanie! I am loving the new nest!! Looks like you feathered it quite nicely...can't wait to see what is produced from these new digs!

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  50. Beautiful!!! I LOVE the floors and ooohhhh the organization. Great to have you back, we missed you!

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  51. Thank god your back...I have missed you and your work!....Get crankin, because Christmas is right around the corner, and I need your ideas!......

    Mary

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  52. OMGoodness!!! I just love the transformation! Job well done. Thank you for sharing.

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  53. So glad you're back and I LOVE your new nest!! Can't wait to see what beautiful creations are made in there!!! My DH and I do all of our own home projects too so I feel your pain. He laid real hardwood floors throughout our entire house and ripped out the stairs and put solid wood oak planks down. Its so much work, but so worth it in the end!! :)

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  54. Wowzers Jeanie!!!!!! What a GORGEOUS new stamp room!!!!!!! It's magazine worthy!!!! So glad you're back!

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  55. Welcome back Jeanie!! OMG, I adore your new room, those floors are amazing and love the wall colour too! Well done to you and your DH for doing such a fantastic job, looking forward to seeing what you create in your new space hugs, Sue xx

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  56. oh Chicken! it is amazing....i'm so jealous and have an entirely new reason to call you names! but i'm glad you are back!

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  57. Your room is STUNNING! I love the floor, it is absolutely gorgeous. I am so pleased you are back, finally I may get my inspiration back!! Well done little chicken, you out did yourself.

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  58. well, lets see here... Linda asked if I had seen your room and I said no...heading there now. HOW FREAKING GORJUSS IS THIS!!! omg sister, that wood floor shines like a new car and I loooove that wall color and it is soooo purty and organized! wow, what a bunch of workers you two are and just amazing, all I can say. You got that Skype set up yet...and running? hehe So happy for ya! :)

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  59. Welcome back! Missed you and now look at your incredible gorgeous awe-inspiring room!! I agree with everyone, your new nest is definitely worth being jealous over, for heaven's sake that floor is absolutely gorgeous! And that shelving is fabulous (I'm having a talk with my hubby!) Hen hugs to you and now I'll be looking forward to seeing all that new inspired creativity!

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  60. Seriously GORGEOUS!!! Wozas!!! Congrats!

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  61. Welcome back! You've been missed! Your new room is fantastic! I'm excited for you & jealous at the same time! Love the floor and wall color. You & dh make a wonderful construction team!

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  62. Welcome back Jeanie. Missed you ... a lot!!!

    Oh lalala, what a wonderful cardroom! You did a great job, congrats! And voilĂ , I'm jealous now! SIGH!
    LouLou

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  63. Hey this room looks familiar? But I can't quite place my finger on where I've seen it before.

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  64. How jealous am I!??! I love your new room, the colour of the walls, the floor, the cupboard space and all those draws!!! WOW!!!
    Welcome back, I've missed your beautiful blog x

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  65. WOW!!! So happy you are back, Jeanie! We sure missed you! Love the fabulous new coop! Stunning!
    :) Rach

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