Friday, February 12, 2016

I Had some time......



...........on my hands so i thought i'd make a quick post! Please feel free to print off and color the VineFaces . The black and white line drawing can be found in the previous post... 


So far for me this week its been all about sanding... I can only handle a day of sanding before i need a day's break... so one day on one day off.... Look what i found while putting the mud on the walls... in the above pic... I was putting mud over some existing texture so every thing would match later... when i noticed a ripple in the wall ... a long skinny bump... TIP :   When mudding a wall its much easier to fill a hole than to try to cover up and even out a bump... So i pulled out my knife to try to dig out the ripple... If you enlarge the pic you'll see its a line of nails! How weird... Anyway they were trying to back themselves out, so i knocked them all back in and Hubs put a few drywall screws around the area then i filled it in and now you wouldn't even know that had been there... 

Working my way down stairs... For some reason on the stair well there were alot nails trying to work themselves back out and creating bumps so i had to dig them all out and fill the holes...

                        This is me after a day of sanding...uuuugghhhh....



Hubs entertained himself by working on the plumbing .  Welcome to my downstairs bathroom / laundry room....Thats the shower on the left and out of frame on the right is a toilet and sink...washer and dryer behind the wall there..


We've been talking about it and Hubs decided that was the day the shower was coming out! It just didn't make sense to us to have a shower down there....There's no bedrooms down there... I'm sure it brings the house value down not to have 3 full baths but for us the 2- 1/2 bath just makes more sense... In the pic above you can see where a utility sink will go in the area with the washer and dryer... We saved the one that was there. Its a big old cast iron sink... Thats where Jinx will get his baths from now on..no more bending over a tub...uuugh.... showing my age.......


Let me just say... that shower was built solid! Hubs had a hard time getting it out and then i helped him carry the mess to the trailer..Look at that old wallpaper! :)layer after layer........Peeling back the years.....


Shoot it was built so strong (think concrete lining) maybe we should have used it for a storm shelter.... lol no joke! 


Finally getting somewhere.....



The mess has been managed... 



Always time for some creativity! I thought the owl would make a cute pendant... I'm sorry the picture didn't come out very good.. I didn't realize it was a bad pic and i already packaged it to give to someone.........

Lookee lookee what came in the mail the other day!!! Isn't it beautiful?! Can you guess who made it???  She's part of the Tea Party!!  Krisha!!! Thank you so much Krisha i just love it and cannot WAIT to hang it in my craft room!!!  Well i'm early this week for the Tea Gang... but i have learned with this construction zone i have to grab a minute when i can.... So before actual T day i hope to add a picture of my drink  and then link up to Elizabeth's T Stands for Tuesday Tea Party....(now that the time is here i'm hoping Elizabeth will excuse me from showing a drink..just did not have time to add a photo...however! If you scan thru the photos from last week you will find a cup of coffee, a bottle of water and several cases of soda... maybe that will count in some small way.. ) I'm going to go put on some warm woolies .. suppose to be 18 F degrees tonight... brrrr.... I'm so glad you stopped by! Hugs! deb

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

How Many Faces....



............do you see???? Well now you see what i've been entertaining myself with in the evenings watching TV... :)I hope you'll try to count them. Leave me a number.. I'm in the process of coloring the page. I figured i need more practice drawing faces and this might be a good way to do that... I had sketched the idea for that vine a few years ago and never did anything with it so i used it too... 


Well everybody work on the house crawls along. This is the front entry way... The stairs had railing to hold on to and the question was to keep it or not? Hubs didn't care either way so I decided to keep it... We might appreciate it as we get older... However the railing HAD to be raised up... People in the 70's must have been shorter... If you wanted to use the railing to go downstairs you had to reach down to your knees or lower to get a hold of it. ... not acceptable... So as you can see we had to raise the wall a little so we could raise the railing...We might revisit this fix later but for now it will do... 


I just HAD to show you a picture of me doing something or you might think hubby was doing it ALL....lol... It was a little scary up there but it had to be done... If you look close you can see my poor craft desk covered up or almost covered up ... i just can't help getting in there now and then... lol 


There's no other way to say it... the kitchen is tore UP! In the pic above i'm getting ready to scrape the ceiling..... ALL the popcorn in the house is officially GONE! 

Then the cabinets came down...... I want a shelf on top of my cabinets so the little boxed in area above the cabinets had to come down.... what a mess.... I know i know it means more dusting but i've always wanted a little shelf above the cabinets to put whatnots and such.... and shoot if i get tired of it theres nothing to say we can't box it in later... But right now i'm excited about having it..




OOoooo boy........




Just Breathe Deb... just breathe....



At one point we could see into the bathroom from the kitchen...uuugh...  Had to take that wall down as you can see the main electrical runs down that wall to downstairs and hubs needed access... so much easier just to tear it out... 


This is what we found behind the kitchen sink... Its all taken care of now.... 


Hubs was very determined to give me a pantry in the kitchen...For now the old cabinet will go back in and life will go on. We don't plan on new cabinets until later in the year or even next year... We didn't even plan on tackling the kitchen but one thing led to another and hubs wanted to get the electrical done and plumbing so we said OOooh lets just do it... lol


When your kitchen is tore up you eat alot of this! 

But i still have my coffee station... you knew i would... This is an old pic from my CA days but i just love that cup.. :) Happy Tday to my TeaPeople... I hope you enjoyed the update!  We found out that having the walls textured by a professional is just too costly... Wow!  We have been in the wrong business all our lives! lol So... we've never done it before but we are going to give it a go... stay tuned... lol  Hugs! deb