Sunday, January 31, 2010

Promised Lake House Pictures...The Den

Okay, I know that I have been promising pictures of the new Lake House on Lake Texoma....and here are a few. Mom and Dad bought this Lake house a few months ago and we have been working on it off and on for a while now. The folks that owned it before really just used it for lake activities and did not invest much in cosmetic details. We replaced the kitchen appliances first, then had a painting party where several of our friends came for the weekend and we painted and painted and painted. The paneling was dark (and throughout) and the kitchen cabinets sucked up the paint as fast as we could put it on. We used gallons and gallons of KILLZ and still had to put 2 and 3 coats of paint on everything. We thought we could paint most of it in a weekend, but had to invite some of our very loyal friends back twice to get it done. You can imagine the entire house with dark paneling and dark (spotted carpet). Phase 2 was new flooring. Carpet everywhere except the kitchen and bathrooms....and we did a laminate hard wood design on these floors. Mom and I were very excited to FINALLY get to the decorations. We robbed and pretty much depleted our finds for the antique mall....but they look great in the lake house. These posted pictures are from the den. It was getting dark when I took these, so the lighting was not very good. We still have to do some finishing touches....replace all the light and electrical sockets (they were an ugly black and we are going to do them all in white). We also want to put in some new light fixtures and shades. More pictures from the kitchen and bedrooms to come. I can't wait for the weather to improve and get to spend some quality time up there. It is going to be GREAT!


  1. You guys did a great job covering up that paneling. I really like the phone box the most! Have a great week, T

  2. LOVE IT!!! Looks like alot of hard work...but it sure paid off in the end! Now all you need is some pretty, warm weather....I am starting to wonder where it is as we froze and battled the rain this past Canton! Missed seeing you, but you were smart not to make it out! Now all Deidra and I can think about is getting our new booth ready to open at the end of the month! Have a great week...will keep you posted on new location! Cathy "GIRLS GONE JUNKIN"