Tag Archive | Materials and Supplies

Weekly Photo Challenge: Change/Color

We have had quite a “change” in the look of our bedroom… We had completed the half bath attached to our bedroom… so the next step was to coordinate the bedroom… to match…

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This meant taking off all of that “flowered” wallpaper and a change of paint color was long overdue!

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Carpet had to come up… revealing the hardwood floors… old tack strips from the carpet

… Lots of work! 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Bobby sanded and sanded… and we decided the hardwood floors were worth keeping… no covering them up at this time…

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They turned out quite pretty! and a coat of polyurethane… to protect them…

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Some crown molding around the ceiling…

a pretty gray paint… actually called Hi Ho Silver like in the Lone Ranger

Thought that was funny!

I carried on with the Paris Theme somewhat… using the bright pink , black and gray for color…

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We did purchase a new bed/mattress and dresser

accesories are in the progress…

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA lampshades I made…

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Fresh flower planter in front of window… of course bright pink flowers…

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I repainted a small desk that was greens and gold… I loved the way it turned out…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This Chandelier Wall Hanging was found brand new with tags… at my favorite thrift store… Perfect for my Paris Theme!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This cute little hanger with the “Diva” sign caught my eye… Hanger at dollar store… and Diva sign at the thrift… Put them together and ooh la la!… I’ll be speaking French!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I painted this picture of this cute Frenchman riding his bike… Took the idea from the wallpaper I used in the bathroom… Not sure where I will hang him yet…but, still have additional things to look for… curtains?…or drapes?… or a valence?…

Pictures or mirrors for walls?…

Throw pillows?

End tables…(I have an idea there!”…

The fun is in the hunt anyway… so I’m still on the look out for the perfect touches

I feel I do have a start… and the “change” makes me feel so good!

Things Are Looking Spiffy!

I’ve been cleaning out my kitchen cabinets …My husband is refinishing and painting the doors and drawer fronts  … Looking quite spiffy!…The least I could do was clean and rearrange my pots, pans , bowls, utensils and silverware while he was beautifying the rest…We are a handy little team…always have been… I guess you say we “compliment each other”… I almost said, “Complicate” each other…That too sometimes! …It feels good to get the dust out …line with new shelf paper…and throw out things I’ve not used in a long time… It gets to be less each time… I feel that’s a good thing!…I found my sister’s compote bowl she has been searching for… more like asking everyone for… I didn’t even know I had it!… but,when I pulled two of the same thing out of the back of one of the lower cabinets… I knew I was the culprit… I called and confessed“I was so worried about it!”, ha,ha! …I didn’t find anyone elses bowls or pans… but, I bet I have a few at someone’s house just waiting to be discovered … Is it time for a cupboard cleaning? … I’m missing a clear glass plate with a gold edging… Anyone seen it?

“My Kids!”…

We had cabinets in our kitchen area at school … There were actually four kitchen areas… but we only used two… They were built in the schools when Home Economics  was taught… No more… so they weren’t kept in working conditionWe don’t need to learn to cook, measure  or bake  anymore, or do laundry anymore , or learn to make a bed anymore, or sew anymore How obsolete! …but, we tried to teach these things to our students…We called it pre-vocational training… I believe there are still families who need to be fed… restaurants that need chefs … I still believe there are bakeries who make cakes and desserts… I still think we have hotels that need to be cleaned and beds made beside the bed you sleep in every night… I still think we need to keep our clothes clean… and not wash something dyed red with the whites… I think we still lose a button every now or then and that maybe there are clothes designers making wonderful salarys…But, who are we?… We just thought it might be handy!… We also taught our kids to keep things clean… and cleaning out the cupboards  was a task we showed them how to do… soapy water …cleaning detergents…and elbow grease…And guess what? …We sometimes ran into that lost item we had been looking for Now where did that baking pan go?