Thursday, June 23, 2011
The great thing is that my darling has a "better" camera than mine "anyway". So we got to take some pictures of the demolition yesterday. We knocked out the kitchen walls (only 9ish more rooms to go!) and took a picture of our sweet work attire...but for some reason I can't get his SD card to work on my computer? So that's lame.
I don't want to leave you picture-less though, so I'll just share what I started working on yesterday while I was waiting for My Honeypie to come home. Yes, that's the husband's official name in my phone. Anyway, I have these clothes that I don't fit/wear anymore and I didn't want to give them away so I decided to make Baby a quilt! Out of some of my old clothes, yes.
[caption id="attachment_33" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="old skirt that is just too short. yes there is such a thing as too short."][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_34" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Old flannel pjs from a thrift store"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_35" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="all of the other squares are from remnants at the store"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_37" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="the owl"][/caption]
That's what's up. Hopefully I'll figure out how to get those pictures on my computer. Loves!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
I have one thing to say about remodeling:
If you're going to make it pretty, do it right!
There are layers and layers and layers of peel and stick tile (which I loathe!), tiled walls on top of lath and plaster, sheet rock over the lath and plaster, then wood paneling and whatever. It's so gross! There is no cohesion. The nice thing is that we don't have to try and remove any of the wall paper because all the walls are coming down!
While ripping down the cabinets we found a mouse that savagely tried to kill me (actually my darling tried to murder it, but the mouse escaped and charged me.) For real. Then underneath the nasty, rusting, molding, metal cabinets we found these:
If we were in to smoking then it would be a dream! But to us, it's just trash. Some of the boxes were still intact though and totally sealed. Kind of interesting for sure. That's all the demolition turned up so far.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Is bound to be another's dream! My husband and I have been married a little over two months and we just bought our first house! Yay! It is an old, two-story Victorian home on five acres, complete with pond, out-buildings, and party barn!
Our new home needs plenty of work...plenty meaning, "The house is a wreck" as quoted by grandpa. But. It is the most beautiful wreck I have ever seen! and we are in love with it. We both love to make "ugly" things pretty again and I think we should share it all with you!
While taking some of our family on a walk through of the house I found this hanging from the ceiling fan:
It's so cute! and so dirty. and sticky. and that was gross. So I cleaned it up with some soap and water and a scrubbie brush:
Ta-da! Right as rain. I'm still trying to decide if I should paint it.