Projects Unfinished and Children Unplugged

by Edie Wadsworth on November 23, 2009

painting my bedroom/bathroom/bedroom ceilings (and don’t you love the lamp that I rescued from my own yard sale and painted blue?)
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Last week, I started 37 projects. That’s kinda how I roll. And I should have learned by now that when I do that, I end up sick. So, now I have 37 half finished projects and raging bronchitis. And our family Thanksgiving just happens to be Thursday—-at my house. I am blessed to have been able to hire a painter who’s coming today to help me finish. But I’ll show you a few pics from the week and we’ll all cross our fingers that we get all our ‘stuff’ done in time to relax and enjoy our families. Keep in mind, NOTHING is finished. And while I coughed and painted, the little girls played a lot of American Girl fantasyland and the ‘big’ girls made the cutest shirts.

a new wall of frames and the cutest pillows (TJ Maxx for the geometric and Target for the birdies)
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a spruced up mantle for Christmas–did I emphasize unfinished?

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new paint for the girls’ room
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new paint for the girls’ beds

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Christmas lights for the craft room
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Check our my tumblr site for a peek into some of the yummies I’m making——in between coughing and painting. I promise I’m not coughing in the food. My brother in law may no-show when my sister reads this post to him.
And for finished Thanksgiving projects, visit Clover Lane!
Whether the projects all get done or not, this I know: I am profoundly blessed, beyond anything I could ever hope for or ask. And I will pray for a heart of thankfulness, for myself, for my family and for you.
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1 gina November 23, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Oh gosh, get well soon! I'm loving all of the colors you are bringing into your home- everything is looking great so far! The mantle project is clearly misiing a few layers still to be an edie original!

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2 Darby November 23, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Love the paint, love the mantle, love it all!! And I very much wish that I could bring you dinner and help you paint. Do you know how big I smiled seeing Kit Kitteridge? It's kind of laughable… but that little doll makes me smile so big. Morgan loves her so much and I think she's such a sweet little doll! Ok, get yourself rested up… and good for you on hiring a painter!! Can't wait to see it all come together!

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3 Kelsey McQuiston November 23, 2009 at 12:46 pm

get well soon! even if the projects are unfinished, they all look so great! love what you do and how you do it :)

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4 Kelly November 23, 2009 at 1:01 pm

As always, even sick, you are fabulous:-)
(I just discovered Clover Lane recently… did you say she is your sister? How did I miss that?)

I love the new paint color in the girls' room… do you mind sharing what it is?

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5 Sherri @ Design2Shine November 23, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Hope you feel better quickly! Nothing like starting a million things only to get sick. Everything looks great! And remember the words of Nester, It doesn't have to be Perfect to be Beautiful.

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6 Jaimie November 23, 2009 at 1:26 pm

Everything looks great so far! Love the paint color on the bed! And love the stockings! Hope you feel better soon!

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7 marty (A Stroll Thru Life) November 23, 2009 at 1:58 pm

I love the chocolate wall in the bedroom and all the pillows, pictures and mantel are just gorgeous. Everything looks just gorgeous. I can't wait to see the finished rooms. Hope you get well soon. Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

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8 Whitney November 23, 2009 at 2:49 pm

We just painted a bedroom chocolate brown and I hated it, but now, I think I will work on it and love it. You have been very busy and everything is looking great, half-finished or not! I love the stockings.

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9 Hair Bows & Guitar Picks November 23, 2009 at 2:50 pm

You are so crafty…I need you to come to my house and help me for a bit :)

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10 do it yourselfer November 23, 2009 at 2:58 pm

if i lived near enough to you…i would bring you some chicken soup and help you finish your projects! i just finished painting my daughter's room last week. love all that i see!
get well my friend! xoxo

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11 Beth November 23, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Those chocolate walls are beautiful. I can relate to starting a bunch of projects at one time, but then something comes up to postpone the completion!

I'm so jealous of your craft room!!

beth

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12 Micah November 23, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Your sick and still getting more done than I am? I have so many projects and I am pretty intimidated to start any of them…The room looks great…nice and cozy. I love the blue lamp, truly a great save:)

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13 April November 23, 2009 at 5:08 pm

That ampersand you have over your bed (you know…the "&")? I have it. I covered it with scrapbook paper, along with our first initials, and displayed them at our wedding. I've been wondering what to do with it, and now I think I may need to find a place for it in the bedroom.

Also, where did you get those prints in the girls room? They are fantastic!

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14 Talysa November 23, 2009 at 5:32 pm

Oh Edie…I LOVE your bedroom…and I think I may have now decided what to do my own bedroom in…I have gobs of "coffee bean" from Lowes leftover from my kitchen….just haven't been brave enough to pull the trigger on such a large wall.

Would love to know the color you picked for the girls room….very pretty.

I pray you are able to rest up and heal before your Thanksgiving Feast. Your projects are beautiful even when they haven't been completed 100%…Enjoy your family!

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15 patty November 23, 2009 at 5:50 pm

awww, hope you feel better.
love the birdie pillow, and your daughter's talent for t-shirt making… have you seen the jcrew line of t's this fall… reminds me of that.
i am the queen of unfinished… but i have no excuses!
you make me tired, just reading all that you tackle. all the time!!
see you on the circle!

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16 Katy November 23, 2009 at 5:53 pm

edie, i love your creativity and all the projects that are going on…well, you're a woman after my own heart! {i'm so guilty of doing this}
Love all of the COLOR in your home and the girls shirts…ROCK!!

if ya wanna come see my partial kitchen redo, stop by.

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17 Amanda @ Serenity Now November 23, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Your mantel is beautiful, Edie! :) I'm getting ready to take all of our Fall stuff down before we leave for Thanksgiving. Looking forward to putting Christmas decorations up when we get back. :)

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18 Carmen November 23, 2009 at 7:20 pm

I hope you get well soon. What you have done and posted looks great! :)

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19 Rachel November 23, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Love the chocolate brown walls. I am also still dreaming of your craft room!

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20 happy mama November 23, 2009 at 8:50 pm

My daughter has that same bed and I love how it looks painted! What a beautiful home!

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21 Paula November 23, 2009 at 9:16 pm

I need to paint. I dread it. I really need to hire someone because the area over the stairs extends to like 20'! Dh is unemployed though & it's not going to happen real soon though. Maybe if he finds a job &we have to move? Do you know of anyone that needs electrical/facilities engineers?

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22 Cate November 23, 2009 at 9:25 pm

Oh my – I want to be you when I grow up! Your house, colours, knack of putting things "together"….wow!

Particularly love the line of stockings at your mantle!

http://www.momentsofwhimsy.wordpress.com

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23 Love Being a Nonny November 23, 2009 at 9:32 pm

LOVE the mirror…and the stockings….and the red bed….and the girl's tee shirts, and…….EVERYTHING! Happy Thanksgiving!

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24 Ruth November 24, 2009 at 12:30 am

I hope you are feeling much better soon!! Great ideas going!! I hope you are able to finish everything you have going and can relax and enjoy your family. I think your mantle looks great.

I love the letters above your headboard!!

Ruth

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25 Merri November 24, 2009 at 12:54 am

Oh How I love all the different stockings just dangling off your fireplace, The colors are all so soft. Thanks for sharing

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26 joy November 24, 2009 at 4:49 am

Hello, Just found your blog! Great! I will stop by again. Check out my post from Feb 26th 09 Very similar to your bedroom. Have a good day
Joy
joysthoughtandthings.blogspot.com

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27 Heather at All A Flutter November 24, 2009 at 4:49 am

I hope your feeling better VERY, very soon. I love the lights in the craft room, and the new art for the girls room (super cute), and I LOVE the new color for the beds.

I wanted to let you know that I've tagged you with an award for a being a blog that brightens my day. I'm sure you get these alot, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to recognize you and your blog since you are one of my favorites. I hope you'll stop by and check it out.

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28 sophie November 24, 2009 at 3:03 pm

oh my ..just came upon your blog and I bow down to you. Have always homeschooled but that's it, besides knitting my life away.

But the last kid is almost off to college, and I want to mess/fix things up around here!

So…
1) what WAS that energy drink from Feb 09 that you drank?

2) what is the color of the kids' bed? it's gorgeous! I love red and all its possibilities.

3) cannot think of another thing, but need more energy to make the Thanksgiving fixings, do my mother's wedding 2 days after that and have a craft show a few days after that! ARRGGGG! I want to crawl up into a ball and hide.

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29 thedomesticfringe November 25, 2009 at 12:52 am

Wow. I'm way impressed with your home. Everything is SO beautiful! I'm fairly new to your blog and you've left wanting to see more pictures…like the whole house. Your unfinished is way beyond my finished.

Hope you feel better and have a Happy Thanksgiving.
-FringeGirl

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30 Karli @ RockyBella November 25, 2009 at 5:04 am

I am in love with your hodge podge of stockings! Such a great mantle! It feels so pretty and homey. Like a house you want to be in at Christmas time. I hope you feel better. =(

Also, I would LOVE to know what paint color you used in the brown bedroom…? Its a great color. Ive been trying to find the perfect brown.

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31 High Maintenance Mama November 25, 2009 at 5:12 am

Can you come to MY house?? ;) I think I am "SuperWoman" if I start and finish 2 projects in a week… much less 37!!!! You ROCK!!!! Get Well and have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

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32 Maggie Hill November 27, 2009 at 1:36 pm

Lovely place to visit! The authenticity and love in all the little nooks and crannies are delightful.

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