Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Evolution.........

New coffee cup found on sale at JoAnn's......!!

.......of the master bedroom.... Goodmorning my Tea People... I want to thank everyone for their kind comments on my 'Van Gogh' inspired MailArt PostCard last week... This road I'm traveling down learning how to paint with acrylics is long and shaky and your encouragement is priceless......... If you've been visiting the blog for a while now you may remember the sketch in the header.. but last time i posted it, it wasn't finished... now i can say 'I'm Done!  so i thought i'd show it again... Its another play on 'Boxes' like the one on my side bar with the owl... 


This week has been all about working on the house...duh.... We put sheetrock on those areas i showed you last week ( the wall in the craftroom and the storage room) Now it has finally come to the part i haven't been looking forward to........ Up until this point the renovation really hasn't been in the part of the house where 'we live' .... ie... the master bedroom, bath and kitchen , dining, upstairs living room........ but now... thats all thats left...Sooo..... in the above picture you can see i got everything covered as best i could and Awaaaay we went..............


The rewiring ...done... tore out the sheetrock...see that window in the first pic??? the trailer was right outside that window so we got to just throw it out the window.. Was that ever SWEET! Its the only room we are able to do that way and i loved it... So much easier. I also got the ceiling popcorn scraped... we pulled out the old insulation and.....

.......put in new...... then the sheetrock had to be carried upstairs as that is staged in the craftroom....Boy! Old houses are NOT square! It can make putting up sheetrock very frustrating... But its done.. its in... Then everything had to be cleaned up before we could call it a day... after all we sleep there....Next we will tackle the walk in closet.... We are not changing anything in there just ripping out two walls in there and putting in new insulation and sheetrock... then on to the master bath... We are getting there... I still see forward progress and thats what matters... 

The propane tank gets installed next week and our fireplace inserts come in October.... I can hardly wait... I've never had a fireplace before.......... :)    Truly its just for emergency use mostly .. incase the electric goes out this winter... and ofcourse the odd romantic evening......... or curled up with a book..........


I've been wanting to show this picture to you all summer... I thought it was such a cool recycle, reuse , repurpose idea.... We saw it hanging on the wall at the Habitat for Humanity store...... If you can't tell its made up of an old porch railing   and 4 old ceiling fan blades... Too big for the house but might be kinda cool on a fence... I think with a nice paint job it might be a nice idea....... Well Elizabeth and the Tea Gang thats about it for this week... Today is a trip to the metal scrap yard and one of the home improvement big box stores... then hubs is doing more sheetrock... (small pieces he can handle himself) and i'am on house work clean up duty... think dishes and laundry... run the vacuum... you know the everyday stuff that has to be kept up even in a construction zone....lol Have a wonderful week!!! Hugs! deb

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Skeleton in the Wall............

Please click to enlarge!

Happy Early T Tuesday my friends!!   I hope everyone in the States is having a nice Labor Day weekend! We took a break from working on the house.... Instead Hubby played out in his workshop , cleaning and setting it up how he likes it and day dreaming about the things he wants to build out there.......(And he might have put a couple steaks on the grill...yum!)  As you can see i've been painting again... This is done on one of those hard photo mailers. I recycled it after receiving some photos... This was inspired by the Art Sherpa .... What?! You haven't heard of Cinnamon Cooney the Art Sherpa??  Well just let me put a link there and if you paint with acrylic or have ever even given it a thought for one micro second...nano second... that you might actually like to paint then you absolutely MUST meet her... The link is to the video that inspired this piece... I call it Channeling Van Gogh...lol It was so much fun. I just love her. Her mom is quite the famous artist too Ginger Cook. She has painting tutorials too...  I love how i was able to take Cinnamon's Van Gogh idea and turn it into my own thing with the lantern...  

 Some friends have been requesting a look see at the house... Oh i wish i had something wonderful to show you like ...oh i don't know paint on the walls...home decor.... something... but no we are still talking insulation and sheetrock... Here (above) is the before of the soon to be craftroom... See the garage doors??? 



Poof! No more garage doors... They are sealed, insulated and sheetrocked!! Woohoo more walls in the craftroom!!


Above is another picture of the craftroom... rewired, insulated and sheetrocked... Theres a ledge that runs the length of the room.. Along this wall will be the bulk of my countertop... Gosh i can hardly wait... 



This is the opposite wall in the craftroom ... This coming week i will put all new insulation in there and help hubby put sheetrock up there... See that door?


That leads to the above photo of the storage room.. Its been rewired and insulated and sheetrock will go up in here this coming week too.. 


Here is that downstairs family room/den/ hopefully pooltable one day room... See it even has a ceiling now... 


We replaced these rather old fashioned ( IMHO) vents 


With these... and you can see we insulated the vent pipes..



Our upstairs fireplace stoop ( that little step in front of the fireplace) was sagging a little ... pulling away from the rest of the fireplace... and after we tore out the ceiling below we could see that the stoop really wasn't supported with a beam... poor judgement on whoever put it in.... so we put a new beam up there to help it out and it did pull it back up..... But was it ever a hard job


This is the other side of that room... looking good!! This is where hubs and i chill out in the evenings and watch some TV..  
Now.... for the picture that goes
with the title of this post.... don't look

if 
your 
squeamish....
But
couldn't help
it... 
I thought 
it was 
kinda cool
and 
AND 
Halloween is 
right 
around 
the 
corner...






We found him in the wall downstairs... poor thing... ick... And 
Just for my Tea People... Hubs and i got these cups many moons ago and mostly they sit now unused... But they speak volumes of just how we feel about each other... Its funny to think of them now.. We used to take them everywhere... especially when traveling.. I think i still have them... packed... somewhere... Happy Tday everyone! Thank you so much to Elizabeth and Mr. Bleubeard for hosting this lovely gathering.. Hugs! deb

PS Don't forget all the pics should enlarge if you click on them.