Here’s a pic of the unlovely little deck around the hot tub. I never wanted a hot tub. I even asked the seller to remove it to bring the price of the house down (she was going on and on about it and it’s virtues – I had to put a stop to it). But… Continue reading All Hands On Deck!
Once there was a very Sad Little Experiment. Since the Experiment failed, it was hidden away in the darkest corner of the house, left to fend for itself. There, it came in contact with many a cruel twist of fate. Glasses with drips, plates with sloppy eaters, bumps, scrapes, dust, grime and not a bit… Continue reading The Day Whimsey Came to the Kingdom
I think it’s back! My mojo, I mean. When we purchased the house, this particular room had been converted from the garage and was set up as a games/TV room. (The door with the black curtain in the picture below is the door out to the hot tub) but in order to appease poor daughter… Continue reading Pluses and Minuses
Feel free to hum the “Waiting For An Answer Song” from Jeopardy while you read this post. It’s pretty much in my head a lot these days. Team, I seemed to have hit the preverbial brick wall in the creativity department. The above pic is my creative imagination. Sad. Dry. Cough. But! I have great hope… Continue reading Extra! Extra! Read All About a Creative Slump Here!
Here is my husband’s grandmothers little dresser. All fancy schmancy like. Lots of dust, grime and chippy bits that are NOT in a good shabby chic way. So how to update it, without just painting it top to bottom? Lika this! (and no, that is not a pot plant you see beside it so never… Continue reading Diamond Girl
When I was much younger, my parents decided my older brother and I should take music lessons. My brother got a brand new shiny black and white electric bass guitar. I got my grandpa’s accordion…. true story. And maybe it wouldn’t have been so bad if I had learned some romantic Parisienne melodies or even… Continue reading Let’s Polka!
And Bouclair Canada sells it. And their customer service doesn’t care. #LAME That said, it looked good for about a minute. I look back at my blog post about using that wallpaper, and there’s a whole lota foreshadowing going on. I wish I had taken my own advice. If you want to see, click here.… Continue reading Cheap Wallpaper comes from the Devil.
I made this headboard a few years ago. The fabric was an attempt to just get the darn thing done, and I never liked it. I covered over it a few times with this and that, but none of them seemed quite right either. I thought I might tackle it again, and on a trip… Continue reading The Writing’s on the Wall
If you’ve ever done cross stitch in any form, you’ll understand how fun it can be, how relaxing and mind numbingly TEDIOUS! I saw these : I thought to myself, how do I do these in giant form in less time?? Ceiling grid tiles came to mind, but they are plastic and… Continue reading Cross Stitch on Steroids
I have been on the hunt for a globe like the ones I’ve been lamenting (ok if you look up the definition of lamenting, perhaps I am being a bit over-dramatic ) on Pinterest. I knew I could paint one up as good as the rest of them, the problem was finding one that needed… Continue reading My Frankenstein Globe