Wow. I was almost afraid to come back here after seeing other typepad'ers screamin' over some changes. Maybe I'm not seeing them because I have a *pro* account? I dunno. Just glad I don't have to go through a learning curve tonight. One thing I've noticed in other peep's typepad blogs is the 'click to enlarge' photos are no longer limited to 800 pixels wide. I've seen some go really big, and that's cool!
Tonight John and I went to the movie to see Young at Heart. In all my life I don't think I've packed so much emotion into two hours. The entire time we were either laughing or smiling or crying. Go see it quick. There were only three other couples in there besides us. It's one of those that'll be gone in a minute. I'll go with Melissa and see it again this weekend, and I'll most certainly buy it when it's released. And, I promise here and now; I'll never whine about being *old* again! Age is just a number.
So here's a snapshot of what I've spent the better part of a week working on. Remember a month or so ago when I bought this ol' brown and blah dining set?
Lord knows how long it was going to sit there lookin' just like that...it served it's purpose and I had way bigger things to be thinkin' about. Well, I was sorting through my old wallpaper rolls for some reason I can't even remember right now. I came across the all-time favorite roll that I'd been hoarding all along, and outta nowhere I was hit with divine inspiration!
This is exactly what I saw in my mind. Not always does the end result jibe with the initial vision, but I'm really happy that it worked out this time.
I had to show you the close up of these window coverings. A few years ago when my dad came up to visit he handed me a hefty bag and said, "These used to hang in your grandmother's house. I thought you could use them." I have to tell you; they truly are one of my MOST cherished posessions. Like, I probably should've left them in the hefty bag because I'd grab them along with the photo albums if there ever were a fire. I mean; even if these were made these days, who could afford them? I had them hanging for a few years, and then down for the past three years. When I recently went looking for them I could not find them anywhere. After a few weeks of trying not to think the worst, I finally found them in a white trash bag out in the garage under a cabinet by the carwashing towels! Thank you God! I'll put the remaining four panels in this front room SOON. Right now, besides the computer, it's filled with yard sale fodder. This Saturday. Definitely this Saturday.
Okay. What were we talking about? Oh yeah. The dining room makeover. Well, I think it was meant to be. After I cut out the fronts and backs of six chairs, and the doors and drawers of the sideboard, I literally had four inches left on the roll. Amazing! Although, looking at the sideboard, I'm afraid it looks a tad too...contrived? I really do need an opinion on that. It'd be no problem to soak it off and paint them. I was crawling around on the floor whenever I had spare time from sleeping and watching grandkids for a week.
Two coats of primer. A coat of white. Crackle. Antique. White again. ALL by hand. Around and around I scooted on a paintcloth. Look at all those turned legs! Okay. I'm lucky I can still get around on the floor like that, right? No complainin'! OH, and Donna; look how perfect your vintage wallpaper border worked in the room.
The whole room looks too sterile and fussy to me, but I'm still on a 'lucky to be alive' high from that movie so I'm going to move on tomorrow and reckon the rest will come to me.
Hope this finds you well and happy.
ps: seems MY pics still only open up at 800 wide. Oh well!