Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Picture Time!

While I don't have the camera of my dreams, I still have the $20 digital camera. it works, as long as there is a fresh battery in it. Thus, I present first, the kitchen:

For a very long time, the ceiling was a half and half. While painting the foyer up and down stairs, the dining, bath, and laundry rooms, I'd use the bit left over in the paint tray to paint the kitchen ceiling. This has bugged me for a long time, but not enough to do anything about it, obviously. If a girl is to wait until the kitchen is clean to paint, she'll have a long wait. One day, I slathered plastic over everything and whipped out the paint roller. Voila'. What I'm most happy about is the lack of a demarcation in the year old paint and the fresh.

We're lucky enough to have a bay-ish sort of window(s) in here. Lots of light and they look out over the pond in the back yard and the creek beyond. The blinds are new. I can't find any more drapes in this pattern and color at Target, sadly. The nice thing is, they're wide enough to cut in thirds to make six. With tiebacks, they'll look perfect. A bonus is, we won't be able to pull them to, blocking out even more light like the husband would like.

Due to the fact that I don't have my new camera yet, you can't see the wonderful texture here. I painted with the sandy stuff, using a spatula to make those lovely streaky things, then painted over that when dry. I love texturing and have to make myself NOT do every wall in that Italian parchment style.

Ahhh. Let's gaze upon the nearly clean beauty of the window and sparkly kitchen table. The chairs need recovering in a bad way. I'd love to get the drapery material and use that, but... I'll have to check another Target before giving up hope.

The above picture is much nicer than this, don't you think? Above is the done, below is the to-do. All it really is, is a load of dishes, paying bills and mailing a red scarf, and putting up my knitting books. Thirty minutes of work and the kitchen island is cleared. In fact, by the time anyone reads this, it's probably been cleared off, wiped down, and messed up again.

Look what Hubs and I did last night! Such fun! He cut the copper pipes from the hot and cold, I put on the shut-off valves, and he tightened them. We dismantled the faucet, pulled off the vanity top, put the new top in, and hooked up the faucet. Today, I want to touch up the wall and glue down the side backsplash.

Here's another view, with the caulking and instructions right there. If the guy who measures floors hadn't come by, I'd have started on this by now. I can't wait until we do the two sets of sinks upstairs! The faucets are plastic and there are no shut off valves there, either.

I'll have to post yarn p*rn next, to show off my new sock and one fourth. Plus, I think I have a solution for the grey sweater's yoke. Notice in the below picture how there's an emerald ring weasling its way into the viewfinder. :D

I stole this from Susan, who stole it from Ann, who stole it from Paul, I think. Just for fun.
You Are 27 Years Old

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

The ONLY reason why I'm scoring this way on this quiz is I'm in my Anti-Procrastination Day mode. If I don't want to do something, it's getting done today.
Slow and Steady

Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy.

They see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder.

It'd really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment.

They expect you to examine everything carefully from every angle and then usually decide against it.


Susan said...

Oh Laura, it looks soooo pretty! You guys are doing such a fine job. And obviously you make a really good renovating team. Sock is really pretty...and umm there was a ring? *G*

Stephanie said...

Hey Sista pics are NICE cant wait to see it...(if the ice melts!)
Havent seen you on spark?! How is it going? teehee love ya

Slow and Steady Wins the Race