Sunday, November 8, 2009

Lucy and Ethel Do Wheat Grass and a Winner

First let me say thank you to all of you who visited, commented, and entered the giveaway for my 100th post! I have pulled a name out the “hat” and the winner is at the bottom of this post!

I am happy to be joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday. I don’t participate very often except to visit, but I was roped into this one. You may remember that Sunshine, our only daughter, got married last June. Hubby had to go away on business and Beloved was busy, so she invited me for a girl night. When I think of “girl night” I envision this6a00d83548abff69e2011570263193970b-800wi and this

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But alas, it began with this


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I wish I could tell you that Sunshine and I planned and researched for weeks before starting our project. The truth is we are much more like this team


She picked out a color that was actually on the wall at Sherwin Williams-wheatgrass :). I picked out the other bedroom color from one I had seen at a friend's house-camel back. We painted ALL WEEKEND and finished two bedrooms.CIMG0566

This is the guest bedroom. It was empty when she moved in. Sunshine added her own touch with a little Pottery Barn bedding in bright colors she loves. We added Target shades and nightstand. Her in laws are coming for a few days for the Thanksgiving holidays, so we thought it was a good time to spruce it up.


This room will hereafter be referred to as the Wheatgrass In Law Suite :). We painted the master bedroom camel back, hung curtains, and waxed hardwood floors…I don’t have the strength to show you….I will tell you camel back is much more attractive in my hair than wheatgrass is in hers :). Now, on to more important things! Tonight I gathered all the names for the giveaway. I was careful to count each one the proper number of times.


Then I swished and I swirled as much as my exhausted muscles would allow. And I pulled out


Niki—Please email your address and I will send you this


Thank you to everyone! Click on the MM button to return to "The Porch"!


  1. Susan, the in-law's room looks so pretty. Love the wall color and the bedding. I bet after that, you need a REAL girl's night out! But I bet y'all did do some laughing and chatting while painting, so it probably was a lot of fun. Congratulations to your prize winner. Loved your reference to Lucy and Ethel. I never paint without getting some in my hair. laurie

  2. After the weekend you just had you deserve to have the restful one next weekend. You definitely got a lot done...I would probably still be taping!
    Have a great week.

  3. What a great post! Everything looks lovely and it looks like you might have had just a little fun...
    Love the PB spread... I have been eyeing that brightly colored one myself.

    Have a wonderful week :)
    ~Really Rainey~

  4. First of all - Congratulations to the winner!
    You ladies have been busy and it looks great!!
    Have a great week - You deserve it!!

  5. Hi Susan,

    Congratulations to the winner.
    Looks like you had fun and I love the look of the room.

    Have a great week

  6. You both did a wonderful job on that room. I love the colours and that bedspread from pottery barn is stunning.
    What a wonderful mother you are!
    Best wishes, Natasha.

  7. The in-law room looks beautiful, but I honestly didn't know that anyone waxed hardwood floors anymore. I can still remember my mother on her hands and knees waxing our floors with Johnson's paste wax. Maybe that's why she covered those beautiful floors with carpet years ago.

  8. Hi Susan, the in-laws are going to love the room, it turned out beautifully! Loved your post and congratulations to Niki on being a winner.

    Have a great week, Bonnie

  9. I can relate to all of the girl's weekend , except the sushi... yuck! sorry! Congrats to your lucky winner. Have a blessed day!

  10. Just another reason to be checking out these wonderful blogs. My painter is coming this morning, expecting me to have the name and number of the paint for our walls. He uses Sherwin-Williams. I am so up in the air about the color.. but this Wheatgrass looks really promising! Isn't that amazing. We'll see. I'm sure a test area will help me to decide.
    Have a great day.
    Ladybug Creek

  11. The room is just lovely! Get some rest for those tired muscles and a hearty congrats to the winner of your giveaway.

  12. Beautiful room! I love the beautiful bedding! I'm sure the in-laws will feel very welcome in this great space!

    Congrats on your 100th post! ~Rhonda :)

  13. Love the new color and bedding!

    Great job!

    love, kelee Stop by!...

  14. I thought I recognized that bedding from the catalog. It looks so colorful and yet sedate for a bedroom somehow. Very good redo job!

  15. The room looks beautiful, but it sounds like so much work! The things we do for our kids...never ends. Congrats to your winner.

  16. Good job! Love the Lucy and Ethel picture... You forgot the chocolate for the girls night.


  17. Wow, good for you. So much work and it looks fabulous. Hope you get time to rest now. Hugs, Marty

  18. Hi Susan :) Some of the ways to keep the narcissus from falling over are plant them deeper and put a capful of rubbing alcohol in the water every time you add water, use a wire ring (Like in one of my photos) I used a tomato steak that I cut with wire cutters and spray painted, You can also plant them in a tall vase... I do three like that and place them on my buffet. They are on the table in my mosaic. Have fun!
    ~Really Rainey~

  19. What a lovely post. The end results look fabulous:)

  20. Fun post - especially how the color highlights the hair!! lol Been there many of times!

    The bedroom turned out great - love the red bedding!

  21. What a beautiful guest room!! Congrats to the winner!!! Enjoy your day!

  22. How sweet to help paint for a girls night out!! The rooms look wonderful and I am sure the inlaws will appreciate all the work put in to making such a cozy space!

  23. Thanks for your visit and comments yesterday, much appreciated!
    We left the vinyl flooring under the island but removed it from the rest of the kitchen to put in the wood floors.
    I'm folowing you! I hope you'll come by and follow me too!

  24. You must be so proud of yourselves, and you should be. That sounds like one busy weekend you had and the result is fantastic.
    My hairdresser finds paint in my hair even when I haven't been painting. xx

  25. Hi! You are very kind to pop by and leave a comment!
    Blogging makes for a much smaller and friendlier world doesn't it :)
    Not much of a girls night out - I hope she made it up to you some other way!! :)
    Cheers, Irene x

  26. .I would probably still be taping!
    Have a great week.
    Work From Home

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