Friday, August 19, 2011

Missouri River Flooding 2011

Missouri River Flooding 2011

This summer we have spent countless hours trying to prevent the 
Missouri River from entering our home.  We built a massive dike, installed 
sump pumps on the inside of the dike and sand-point wells on the inside of the house to hold back the rising waters that surrounded our home for over 2 months.  All of our efforts have been successful and we won the battle.  

Since June 2nd we have been living in a camper at my sister-in-laws 
home and we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Our home is dry, the dike is partially removed and the contractors are there to put the insides back together...we will move in next week!  

We are thankful for the numerous family, friends and volunteers 
that helped us through it all.  Thank you.  

With the main floor completely gutted of all the woodwork, doors and 
cabinets we thought we should freshen up the house and paint.  So we did!  

Sorry for the poor lighting...ugh, the iphone doesn't do the colors justice.  

With all the windows and light in the great room we went dark...
Homestead Brown from Sherwin Williams.

The perfect green is in the kitchen, dining room, back hallway and laundry room...Lemon Verbana from Sherwin Williams.  
Even the name is cool!  

Great Room  

Dining Room

Sandy Ridge by Sherwin Williams.

Master Bedroom
Dried Thyme by Sherwin Williams

After completing the entire main floor with 2 coats of paint 
we moved upstairs and painted the boys' room.  

Casey picked Bamboo Shoot and 
Thomas chose Dapper Tan by Sherwin Williams.

With all my extra time (ha!) I decided to paint a 
few pieces of furniture...hey why not redecorate.   

This bookcase had been in Casey's room for years and 
was extremely outdated...I painted it Bamboo Shoot (to blend with the walls), distressed it and put some dark wax on it.  Much better. 

I purchased a duvet cover from Pottery Barn for the guest bedroom and thought the little side table that sits beside the bed needed a little update...painted white, distressed and waxed to look aged.  Love it.  

Next on my list...the headboard and footboards for the 
guest room and Thomas' room. Yeah!  

Looking forward to next week!  

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