and I haven't blogged much at all.
If you're wondering what I've been doing - I have been nesting.
It's not what you think - those days are long gone - I just get a
hankering to nest every now and again and apparently July
was the month to begin.
I have been on a refreshing/repairing/repainting initiative
around the house. What a mess 11 years of double strollers,
double bikes, double trouble can do to a home.
So, first the 1925 guest bathroom - all of the fixtures are
original and very odd sizes - basically this room is about
2 feet too narrow. What's a gal to do?
Resurface! I had the tub and cool old sink resurfaced
(it is not in place yet in this photo). I spent DAYS patching,
sanding, patching, sanding, patching, sanding the old plaster
walls to get them flat. And then papered them with some cool
reproduction William Morris-esque wallpaper I found on eBay.
Dang if that room doesn't look like the day after the room
was finished in 1925 - I LOVE it! We built a frame around the
inset mirror and I painted the ceiling I had previously papered
a lovely plum color. New light and Bam! Bob's your uncle!
(or at least my bathroom looks pretty cool...)
Now I am on a roll (wallpaper that is) I loved the results
sooo much I decided to do the same to the dining room.
When we first attacked that dining room 10 years ago I
was so sick of the project when we finished I didn't think
I could eat in there much less work on it again. We put
up all that wood work. Yup - all of it. I went around that
room so many times I was dizzy!
Again with the patching, sanding, patching, sanding, patching,
sanding the old plaster walls to get them flat.
'Honey, eventually you just have to stop.'
That Gapetto - sometimes he is a veritable sage.
It is not finished yet but I put the paper up and it looks divine!
It is the same pattern as the bathroom but different palette.
I let you know if I ever finish.
In the meantime, the cleaning lady is on hold and the house is
in an insane state of disarray.
Labels: decorating, Gapetto