Thursday, September 04, 2008

This lasted for 5 minutes

For a blissful few minutes last week our kitchen and living room and part of the bedroom were picture perfect (barely) for a photo shoot. During the shoot Eliza came running into the living room a couple of times with water balloons needing to be tied and she dropped potato chips on the freshly mopped floor. Scotty moved one of his model tractors into the living room and moved a couple of chairs around. I was really amazed at how it's almost impossible to keep things looking perfect. But it did look good!

Here is the photographer at work:

Jesse's beautiful table and Chris' ceiling and cabinets. Just ignore the pile of clutter down the hallway. We had to move a lot of stuff out to simplify and clean the areas that were to be photographed:

Here is the kitchen floor that I made out of dumpster tile. The other floor is an earthen floor sealed with linseed oil.

We finally painted the kitchen for this shoot. It was great to have some motivation to get it done!

Only half of the bedroom was picture perfect. Behind the camera was a huge pile of stuff that had been moved out of the way! But I just love Chris' ceiling here, which is made from recycled pallets. Chris and Jesse made the bed (the actual bed--I "made" the bed that morning) and I made the wall sconces. The prints are from Chris' Aunt Pam and Uncle George.

The night after the shoot I climbed into my perfectly made, clean bed with the kids and sighed myself to sleep, only to wake up at 3AM to the sound of Eliza vomiting in the perfect bed. Back to reality! Hey, it was fun while it lasted......


Anonymous said...

Jennie, I can't stop laughing!!! I know it wasn't funny for you when Eli christened the perfect bed, but oh what a lovely set up you made before plunging this reader back to reality. I'm still laughing!! And what memories it brings back of those perfect moments shattered by the antics and surprises you and your siblings wrought. Thanks for the great photos and update. The house looks beautiful!

Love you.

Danielle said...

Wow! It looks gorgeous, and I love the green in the kitchen.

Poor Eli.

scmtngirl said...

Your straw bale house is beautiful! Lots of character and very cozy. I just discovered your blog and look forward to reading more installments!