Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
I would have gone to the Crayola Factory with the kids this morning except that I have pulled something in my back trying to wrestle a piece of furniture from the basement to the second floor. I am probably doing major damage to my stomach lining taking the number of ibuprofen tablets that I am but they do help. Now, because I am overcompensating for the pain on the right side of my back, the left side is cramping. Good grief!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Remember the ugly, dirty Queen Anne side chair? This one?
Well, my sister and I made a trade. She needed a chair for her daughter’s apartment and I needed a tall white bookcase for the guest room. My niece asked my sister to decorate the apartment for her. The only thing she requested was “zebra”. Here’s what my sister had done to the chair.
Is this gorgeous or what? (BTW – photo was taken in my sister’s breezeway – not my niece’s apartment!) My sister has an upholstery guy that did it for her since she just didn’t have the time to attempt it herself. She found the fabric on sale at Joann’s and bought enough to do the chair and pillows.
I shoulda kept the chair!!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I finally painted the brass chandelier with a beautiful green paint called "Italian Olive". The chandelier looks fabulous. As soon as Chad hangs it up for me I will share photos. I wish I had thought to take a "before" photo but when you see it, you will know exactly what it looked like originally. Seems like every builder in that time frame put one in the dining room. It's ok if you live in Colonial Williamsburg or have a very traditional decor but for most of us that isn't the case. I do, however, love it painted.
The kitchen sink was fixed by my friend's husband who also moved the ceiling fan from the guest room to the living room. I have a new faucet for my bathroom that I am saving for my oldest son to install when he comes in a couple of weeks. If I can get him to do that and to hang my chandelier...and put in a dimmer switch...and help me figure out which switches in the breaker box go to which rooms...and build my deck platform...and pull the cement blocks away from the back of the house... (He will NEVER come to visit me again!!)