"LOOK INTO MY EYES....YOU WILL GO IN THE KITCHEN AND OPEN CANS OF TUNA FOR ME!"
Aren't pets funny? Clearly, by the way she's staring at me, I'M the one who's funny!
When I moved into this house (14 years ago) this staircase was just brown wood. Blech. Wasn't sure what to do with it til I saw a classic black and white film and loved the way the staircase looked. I use oil based black paint which takes a couple days to dry but really stands up to the traffic longer.
I do like this new *happy wall*. All my favorite photos, depicting joyous times and relationships. I may be the last to know this, but you can now email your photos to Costco (or Walgreens', or other places probably) and within less than an hour they email you back that the prints are ready to be picked up! How easy is that! I got the bulk of these enlargements for around $11 at Costco. The wall paint in the stairwell is a very light beige, but it looks kind of rosy because of the new paint in the alcove at the top of the stairs bouncing off the wall. Remember how I used to have all my sewing stuff crammed in there? Now it looks like this
Aaahhhh. Serenity NOW! lol. I do love this bed. I bought it last year with no purpose in mind. Just had to have it.
I also bought that bedcover with no purpose in mind. As the lady at the flea market sold it to me for $30 she said, "Don't bother trying to sell it on ebay... I already did with no luck." Probably because pictures don't do it justice. Look at the detail--
All those tight little french knots for her hair. And it's light as a tissue..very delicate. Wouldn't want to have it on an every day bed. Here's a decorating idea that is easy to do but makes a nice difference. I buy a regular dust ruffle, then add my own homemade one as a second layer.
I just gather a length of my own fabric that is double the length of the bed. And Suzy's tip for gathering probably saved me over an hour. THANKS Suzy!! I sew it down to whatever fabric I have around (this was a bedspread with a stain on it) and I only do the one side since only one side will show.
The two quilts I have on the bed were both made by me in the mid 80s. Not much exciting about their appearance, but they're special to me because my grandmother's quilting ladies from her church handquilted them both right before she passed.
When I was a punk 12 year old, wandering the streets and probably looking for trouble with my equally misbehaving cousin one Saturday, I happened upon this table at a yard sale
Probably because I couldn't figure out how to steal it, I gave them the only two dollars I had and carted it home. I don't know what blows my mind more--that I, considering who I was at the time, bought it, or that I've managed to hang on to it all these years that involved a couple dozen moves. I do love it. That wallpaper I recently put on it is even more a favorite than the one I put on the dining set, but I have a lot less of it.
Well, You're just about caught up with the sprucing up of the house. I think I'm getting very close to showing the new studio. take care.