Seems of late I have nothing but bits and blurbs to share with you.
When I go to post something I don’t settle on just one thing – I scatter LOL.
I do have another bedroom re-do though.
We did the 2nd guest room upstairs. We liked the paint scheme with bedroom one so we kept it. Nice to keep things the same or very similar, especially if one is thinking of selling. Now we are NOT selling but we figured we’d get things back to the way they should be in those upstairs bedrooms in case we had to sell we wouldn’t be scrambling to do it then.
Our son/ dil had our old iron bed that we have had since the mid 70’s. We paid $2.00 for it at an auction. It was painted a horrible shiny brass color – really awful looking. I knew right away it was going to get painted white. And it did. Doug used several cans of white spray paint on it. We used it for a few years when we first got it. Then while the boys were still home here, Darren had it for his bed. When he moved to his own apt. he took it with him. From there it went to Dan and Jamie’s for Alexandra’s room. She left and I asked for it back for our spare room. It has certainly made the rounds in our family and now it has come full circle!!
All last week Doug and I painted and Thursday the carpet was installed and Friday the mattress’s were delivered. It’s a full size bed so we didn’t have mattress’s for it (Alex had them but she took them with her when she left Dan’s), so we had to buy new.
Remember when I posted pictures of the room as it was being used for my works area and Doug’s work space?
Anyway – those are the BEFORE pictures.
I took this picture when the old recliner was put in there from the other bedroom, waiting for someone to take it…it was claimed by Dan/Jamie.
So here’s the AFTER
I’m looking for a Family Heirloom Weavers bedspread but they don’t offer much right now except plain or stripe.
The one I WANT only comes in Queen. Not sure why a Queen only.
I’m seriously thinking of buying it anyway and cutting it to fit and then using what fabric is left for pillows maybe.
Its’ called the ‘Curious Apprentice’.
… before the carpet was installed and the doors put back on….
Same carpet as the other bedroom.
The bedcover that is on there is a twin bedspread – which would be
great in a full or queen but they don’t make it anymore either.
I need something long enough to cover up the blanket that’s hanging down.
DIL Jamie is going to make a bed skirt for it and the other bed.
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Just look at these Strawberries!
This is the 2nd container we purchased in the last couple weeks and they have been the best by far even for the summer ones. So sweet and soooo Red. It made the best Strawberry Shortcake.
Do you remember the long Penny Rug I’m trying to make for myself?
I first had the pennies laying on a long runner piece of woven cotton –I started stitching the pennies on but it just didn’t set off the pennies. So I took them all off and put them on a piece of Army blanket – I like it much better now.
Most of the pennies are stitched and now I’m anxious to get them put on the runner!
Got myself a nice new Dutch Oven. I’ve seen 5 qt. but never a 6.5 qt.
We got it at Sam’s Club. Our son has been wanting one so we got him one for his birthday and after seeing it I knew I needed one!
Years ago I had a really expensive one – it was a Le Creuset – I would never buy one for the price they are asking these days.
I got my original one from buying a stove – they were giving that and a set of pans with it!!!
This one is just like it…cast iron with porcelain finish – no brainer there….and it cost $200 less!
This is the Le Creuset for $235.00 – Mine was $49.00
Hope all is well with all my friends
We are in for a cold one this week – but if we hang in there Spring will arrive, it always does!
I put some items on my selling blog
Some items have sold already – go on over and see what I have.