Monday, October 4, 2010

Before and Afters

Uh, Hi. I don't know if you remember us, but we're the Yerkes. We haven't blogged in a while. I guess that's pretty obvious. I don't think we'll promise that we'll be better bloggers, because quite frankly, blogging frustrates me (Sarah). Just little things like how I accidentally deleted 5 photos I was going to share. Yeah, that's why I don't blog. Oh yeah, and there's that thing about the first photo you upload, becomes the last on your post...I always forget about that. Why can't the computer just know that the first thing I want to talk about comes first, and then everything else comes after that, in that order? Does anyone else feel that way? Or am I just so blogger un-savvy?

Well anyway, you don't have to answer that. Here are some before and afters photos of me trying to turn our house into more than just walls and a roof. Oh by the way, we bought a house in Stansbury Park, Ut. Moved in Jan '10. If you don't know where Stansbury is, maybe you've heard of Tooele? It's over there, about 20 min west of SLC. I like it because it's in the country; so we don't have all the traffic; and the views are awesome; but I can escape to the city in less than a half hour!

Here's great big empty wall. I put up the paper to see if the layout of photos was what I wanted.















And this is how it turned out. I love it!















This was the "rocking chair" I was using in Chris's room. To give it a little credit, it's called 'The Big Boy' and it is the most coveted camp chair around the camp fire. But it did lack the whole rocking aspect. And it was difficult to get out of when I was holding a sleeping baby.






















I was just waiting for the rocking chair which I was given (thank you Jim and Heidi!) to be refinished. As you can see it was white, which didn't really go in Chris's room.













And I don't have a picture of the original pads but Jim and Heidi also gave us this baby swing with fabric that was almost identical. They had kids in the 90's when the teal with the pink scribbles was totally radical. (And we so appreciate them saving that stuff for us for when we could use it!)
But it didn't go in Chris's room either. So Craig painted the chair black, and I had the pads re-upholstered. (Any of you Stansburyians need any re-upholstering done, I know just the man to call...he charged me $25 for labor, fabric, and extra padding! I couldn't even find slip-covers online for less than $90. It's just a hobby of his that he does out of his garage. He's so sweet too.)





















And this is how it turned out. Much better.

7 comments:

Ashley and Hallie said...

Wow Hutt, I want to come visit. I can't wait to meet Christopher and see your new house. It looks so good. Way to go!

Kim Adams said...

I love that wall, you are a great decorator! The rocking chair looks awesome too!

Scott and Kourt said...

that is awesome! you are amazing. Congrats! on all the exciting things going on in your life. so I totally had no idea that you were married on my birhtday I will never forget that now. gotta love the 90's wanna bee 80s decor. And yes i too forget about the picture puzzle on my post and get frustrated too.

mccallpark said...

It all looks great!! I love it! I'm glad you're back blogging

Aubrey said...

Okay seriously, your post had me LAUGHING OUT LOUD! I am so with you on the blogging and making the pics work thing. I'm sure I'm just as blogger un-savvy as you. The camp chair CRACKED me up! I just love you. XOXO! Keep posting, okay? Yes, please do so I the humor in my life continues...

Ashley said...

lol. I totally put paper up on the wall first before I hang a group of pictures. And seriously, I just recovered a chair myself. $25 is a deal and a half! I love generous people like that!

Nick Paige & Josh said...

So I like the pictures of your walls, chairs, and swing....but do you ever take pictures of the cute boy? (I'm talking about Chris) He should have birthday and halloween pictures by now. Or has he been shipped off to military school???