Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Not having power stinks

All projects came to a grinding halt last week when my electricity went out. From Sunday afternoon until Friday night I had no power and no water. It is amazing how helpless a girl can feel without water. Lights, I can live without...farmer's hours and all....but water? No water? Now that's hard.

The electrical company called in people from all over and the crew working on my house could not have been nicer. They were efficient and polite, and best of all they were F-A-S-T. Woohoo!

Anyway, I will be back to posting with regularity soon. As soon as I clean out my fridge, clean up my house, and find my way back to the path. :)

Sunday, September 07, 2008


They name is Peel Away 6.

In just a few short hours I went from paint to this:

And finally, to this:

It needs some cleanup, obviously, but this would have taken me a long time with the heat gun thanks to all the nooks and crannies.

In the end I am going to be very glad I decided to strip this paint. And I'm going to keep telling myself that until the last scrap is OFF.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Sisyphus cat just keeps rollin' a little wood trim p0rn

The red went onto two walls in the dining room tonight. It is THE most gorgeous red, and it was not easy to come by. Almost every red out there has a touch of blue, or a touch of purple, or a touch of pink, or orange, or some shade of some color other than true plain RED. But I finally found one and am rolling along now!

Here are the fabrics for the curtains. The pictures simply cannot do justice to how gorgeous they look. The overlays are beaded and sequined and will pick up light in a stunning way.

And here is the evidence that I am a fool. This is the trim I decided to strip, "just to see." Idjit!! I should have known it'd be gorgeous. Guess what project has been added to the dining room to-do list? Uhhh, yep. How can I leave the white when I know this is underneath? Besides, if you look at the above picture I think you'll agree that a deeper trim shade will look better with the general color scheme I've got going here.

This is how I feel most days

Home improvement:

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

What kind of fool am I?

I will tell you.

I am the kind of fool who gets a wild hair in the middle of priming a wall and decides to get the heat gun out to see just what's under all that white painted trim.

I am the kind of fool who then sees how beautiful the wood underneath is all that paint and realizes, with a kind of sinking feeling in her gut, that she will not be able to rest until every scrap of trim in the room is stripped of said white paint.

I am THAT kind of fool.