Monday, August 4, 2014

No more falling down on the job.

And  I mean that both literally and figuratively.    I came bounding out of the shed early Saturday morning with my paint tray and roller in hand and hit the slippery  ramp and ka-boom.   Not to worry, I landed on a very padded area.  I think my ego got the worst of the injury.

Ready for a sit and chat.

The contractor finished my long list of nuisance jobs....hallelueyah.  I managed to complete the paint on the stairs and bookcase and paint two of the 6 new interior doors he installed.   I want the paint to set on the bookcase before I put my books back and I will be putting fewer back.   My daughter and I rearranged furniture and put up art work  on Sunday.  I ordered a new canvas print.   Really mixing it up and changing the look with art work and accessories.   It was time.....some of the pieces have been on my walls for more than 30 years.   Styles changes, tastes change.    I now know why painting is such a lengthy process for me.   It is not the actual painting which I is all the moving, patching, sanding and putting everything back that takes so long.  I am packing off quite a bit for storage in the shed that it may just burst at the seams.  I am an anti-hoarder but I hate getting rid of things that there is nothing wrong with.  

Fewer books and more decorator items in this bookcases future.

It is amazing how one thing leads to another.    Putting
fewer books back on the bookcase leads to where to put the extras, moves to Heather gave me two mini bookcases, causes me to move my fat quarters from where they are housed, and my collection of sewing baskets into the cabinet where the fat quarters were and the books in the Expedit that housed my sewing basket.  Phew!    I swear I just CREATE work for myself.  Maybe that is why it seems as though I never finish anything.  Crazy how it goes like that.  
This little spot is waiting for me to complete the refinishing of my round oak table.  
Hopefully it will be done after next weekend and ready to move back into place.

Need to get my son-in-law to rehang this lamp made by my dad. I'd better get
back to Home Depot for the new wiring I need.
My new Lazy-boy.   Perfect for early evening stitching.

Also, got to share my newest tool.   It is not a needlework tool but we need to share but any tool that makes our jobs easier.   I grabbed this hand held paint bucket on my latest trip to the hardware store.   It made painting trim and the bookcase so much easier.   There is even a magnet inside that holes your brush.   Cleans easily and a great place to 'park' your brush after you wash it while it dries.

A lot nicer that carrying the paint can!

I worked from sun up to sunset both Saturday on household projects so there is no stitching to share again. So much for that bag of office work I brought home.  A great week is ahead with a couple of dinners out with friends and hopefully a more than a few stitches will be made.   Work has slowed for a couple of weeks.   Taking a couple of well deserved vacation days at the end of the week.  Hope to get a hair appointment; catch up on reading; enjoy the yard/the pool; stitching!; or maybe just do nothing!


cucki said...

So beautiful my friend..
Sweet hugs x

Shirlee said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your accident but thankful you were not hurt! Everything looks lovely! Would you like to come paint my house? I have never painted & am terrified to tackle it on my own.

Robin said...

I think your room looks fabulous! I love the book case going up the stairs. Hope your new chair is comfy!

Robin in Virginia

llknbillburg said...

I know it has been an incredible amount of hard work but it all looks fantastic!!! Laura

Christine said...

Wow! It all looks great! Very inspiring so thanks for sharing!

diamondc said...

What a beautiful lamp your Father made, I look forward to seeing it hanging up.
Love the arreangement of your furniture your home is beautiful.
Thank-you for sharing.


Lynn said...

Your house looks beautiful!

Lynn said...

Your house looks beautiful!

Andrea said...

Your room looks beautiful, well worth all of that effort.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Wow, your lounge looks so lovely! At first I thought it was a stock photo of a random lounge because it looks so modelled and well styled!

I agree that the preparation is the time-consuming boring bit, the actual painting is more fun.