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Friday, March 25, 2011

3/25/11 Friday Facts

- I'll start with decorating opinions/ideas needed as I've been mulling this over this week. I told you I gave DD the old couches in the study and so I put the old red recliners in there (I was shocked how closely the reds I picked separately matched...good thing I like certain colors...looks like I bought them for the room). Anyway, I think it will work OK, but need some thoughts/ideas. This room is my brightest...apple green, and I have a garden theme going with some botanical fabrics, prints, and garden antiques...good room to read/write in (it was an office and then the kids playroom before we finished those rooms/basement).
I need to move/recenter the old quilt on the wall (I love this quilt from DH's great-grandma...it reminds me that everyone makes mistakes...see if you can find them...there are two).
I thought I'd just buy another garden plant stand to put the second lamp on. Yes, I told you I like funky lamps...I made these out of ugly foam urns I painted, filled with concrete and topped with moss (that I see I need to replace as it's faded over the years, and copper lamp tubing/parts).
Moved my father-in-laws old toy box (that I painted/was using for a coffee table in here) over to the wall where one couch was, and I'm thinking about just making a foam pad for extra seating with the extra red curtain fabric laying there?...The botanical pillows I made for the couches (that match the valances I made) could work along the back, maybe? Or maybe they're too low/small?

Yeah, it wouldn't be our house if every wall wasn't filled with furniture LOL...we're no minimalists.

I think I'll move the dresser (has all our extra photos in it) up to DD's empty room (DH brought a second one of these old maple dressers home from his parents...guess I'll have to paint/antique that one too now)...so what do I put between the windows here (I want to keep DH's childhood butterfly collection here). Any crazy ideas with a garden theme...anyone live on a farm?

- What else this week?...Erradicated the pink eye and then DS2 was home with just a fever Monday.

- First day of Spring! So, of course it snowed today, and we had tornados near Pittsburgh yesterday (amazing that no one was hurt).

- I haven't had a 'real' job in 15 years (and three houses and one apartment in between) ago and I just recycle binned/trashed two (large, sideload) file drawers full of the files I'd kept from my work life...I can't believe it's been that long. Spring cleaning...I felt lighter.

- We were down at DD's apartment on Sunday to do some more 'handy-person' jobs. Mine (all I had to do was spackle the holes in her wall from someone pulling off a curtain tie-back hook...the day after we installed them) are about done (I took down the duvet that I'd altered and she sent me home with a curtain that needs to be hemmed up LOL). Long list for Dad and new BF though (we love this guy, so helpful). She has at least 15' of closet rod space and needless to say the clothes didn't all fit...they were covering the sofa in her room. She told me that was my big job...to help her purge...so we did. We came home with the biggest black trash bag they make full of DD's clothing for charity (and 3 boxes of 'stuff' she didn't want). NSV for me...I pulled out about 5 tops that I like and they fit...or maybe that's not an NSV as she has bigger boobs than I do now.

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- My 'Martha Moment' this week. My new wall saying finally arrived and I put it up! If you remember, my friend Diane sent me my favorite Dr. Suess saying for inspiration, so now I have them on both sides of the hall upstairs with the B&W family pics I put up. It took me awhile to figure out who/what I wanted my other inspiration to be...Walt, of course!

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