Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Another Big Project For Betsy.....O, OY, OY VEY

La La La La La.....
I'm down here in Flerida,
chilling out....
puttering around my house, 
getting things done that needed to be done since I've been away so much.....
takin' it easy, man, just real easy.....
When my buddy Connie calls me and tells me that she's thinking about putting her beach house, that I designed for her on the market.
It's right by the ocean.....
I've shown you guys the whole inside, and it's been in Traditional Home Magazine.
Well....
Connie and Chris are thinking it would be a good thing to get a larger home because they have 6 kids between the two of them,
which means a lot of grandkids.
It's also time for them to live more on one floor.
We aren't getting any younger,
Ya know?????
Sooooooo.....
Connie has been looking around at some houses, 
and she found one she liked,
so she put her home on the market,
AND IT SOLD RIGHT AWAY!!!!!!!
Sooooooo.......
she and Chris offered on the home Connie found.....
and now they're buying it!!!!
It's still close to the water, but not right where the weather beats the house.
Soooooo.....
I now have a whopping big project to do down here in Flerida.
Lot's to tell you about.
Lot's to show you guys.
Since I'm retired, I told Connie I would only charge her for doing the stuff that's not fun.
She was my client.
Now we're friends.
I would be doing this anyway.
If she hired another designer, it would just piss me off..........
The way I am going to get paid, is that I can blog my little heart out about it!!!!!
We are just going to tweak it a little to make it more good!!!!!
Not a lot of construction needed.
Just fix a couple of things to make it more our aesthetic.
Let me just give you a little taste of the inside.
These are some of the pictures I took when we went yesterday to look at the house.
Connie couldn't get me in there to see it fast enough.
I am going to do this room very differently.
But I think the ceiling is spectacular.
Here's a peak at the back yard.....
After we looked at the house, and went to lunch, we started looking at new furniture as this house will have a different vibe from the one she lives in now.
Soooooo.....
today when I woke up, I was so tired I could barely move.
This is why I'm not showing you guys more of the house.
I am too tired to write about it.
I need to rest.
Tomorrow is my magazine photo shoot of my own house down heah in Flerida.
I need to be fresh and cheerful for the photographers.

So that's it for today,
I can't write any more.

Poor Betsy.
On that note,
Later Gater
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23 comments:

cheapdiva said...

If you need an assistant, I'm available!

Donnamae said...

I loved what you showed us! Looks spacious! I'm sure you are going to have loads of fun! Now, get some rest! ;)

Anonymous said...

I can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with next, Betsy- and I am certainly sure that it will be as lovely as are all your design projects.
And, this will be a wonderful treat to banish some of the winter blues- and who knows, maybe I’ll find the so far elusive answer as to what to do with my living room which just bores me to death..
BTW- my sunroom now has a wonderful collection of antique tole trays gracing the walls, thanks to you...
Dolores

Anonymous said...

It is a beautiful house! And I love the ceiling that you pictured. Those are not my colors but they look lovely in the space. Cannot wait to see the redo, and good luck with the shoot tomorrow! Vicki in Louisville KY

Anonymous said...

That looks like a house on Palm Beach. Love the ceiling. Looking forward to your blogs about your ideas

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Lovely home....Love the ceiling too!

therelishedroost said...

Are you loving the warm weather down there!! What a great project that will be.. gorgeous!!

Mari said...

Looking forward to viewing how your going to redo this already gorgeous home!!
I love your sense of humor ;-)

Smiles~
Mari

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

Can't wait to see what you do with this beautiful home. Will you be taking the furniture and accessories from the beach house, or will you be starting from scratch?

Nita Stacy said...

Oh...boy this is going to be a bunch of good blogging. Looks like a great house that just needs your touch. Sounds like a wonderful project too and I don't know if its fair that you don't get paid just cause you say you are retired. But I agree...definitely charge for the non fun stuff...but I wonder if there is any non fun stuff for you!

Erin~Just*Grand said...

I cannot wait to see what you two do with this house. Looks fabulous!

Sandie said...

I, too, am excited to see how you decorate this beautiful home!

Alison Perkins said...

Oh I can see your mind churning now with thoughts drawn on floor plans, fabric ideas bouncing around your head and a clear vision of where you are going with this and loving every minute of it. Won't be long before your footprint is left on yet another beautiful home and I'm looking forward to going along for the ride. ;)

Anne Boykin said...

How wonderful, Betsy, that you have such a fabulous new project! What fun for all of us!

Di said...

I can't wait, this will be really fun. Thank you Betsy for always making me laugh and giving great instructions on some of your projects.

Brenda said...

I love how you look at a room and can 'see' how you will do it. I live in Florida and need ideas to copy. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do. Thanks!

AndeM1 said...

Quick.....get some rest I want to see more of that new house!!!!!!!

mariondee-designs said...

Well all I can say is Connie sure is lucky to have a friend like you!! What a gorgeous home she has ( I really liked the one she sold too) and I can't wait either to see you put your personal touch on it. take care, Maryann

Mary said...

Do you need a roadie? I can haul stuff and won't be too chatty.

I cannot wait to see what you are going to do! I know it will be amazing.

I hope you post about your photo shoot; can't wait to hear!

Mary
from Virginia

Beth C. said...

Wow! I cannot wait! Take lots of befores. It looks lovely, but I'm dying to see it after you get your hands on it! Best, Beth C.

Heather Maxwell said...

Betsy, I always look at your blog first with my morning coffee. What a treat this will be to see you at work on the whole house. What fun!
Heather in Albuquerque

fixitfaerie said...

WOW, big house and gorgeous. I can see how it needs your touch, the room was very plain. Feel better. Paula

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Wow! you are going great guns with all your projects Betsy! This sounds like its going to be amazing! Just poking back through the last few blog posts....playing catch up.

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