CAN ANYONE OUT THERE IN BLOG LAND TELL ME WHY I CAN NO LONGER VIEW WHO MY FOLLOWERS ARE? THAT SECTION HAS BEEN BLANK FOR SEVERAL MONTHS AND I DO NOT KNOW WHY OR HOW TO FIX IT. ANY SUGGESTIONS WILL BE APPRECIATED.
Janice K. and Mark surprised me on Sat. morning to lend a helping hand. Janice lined the drawers and cupboards that Mary had cleaned the day before. Mark finished removing old wall paper in master bedroom. Don't I have the best friends in the world?
Sorry bloggers, I have not figured out this new blogger format, so everything is going to be back words for this post. This was supposed to be the last picture to show what was underneath several layers of old wallpaper in the master bedroom. IS THIS COOL OR WHAT?!!!! This was what is left of a 1920s coat of paint over the plaster wall. Love it!
In some areas, the first layer of wallpaper wanted to stay put, so I will let it stay where it wants to be. After some fine tuning and a little sanding, I will put a clear coat of sealer on the walls and will enjoy this unique look.
This little hole is what started the whole thing. I saw a little glimpse of blue and just had to see what it was. And a few minutes later.................
The next photo is of Mary P. peeling layers of paint off a plaster wall in the kitchen. We are also thinking about making that be an accent wall.
I will be taking many more pictures in the coming days. There is a lot going on.
Last April, Mary and I went house hunting, more out of curiosity than anything else. The houses we requested to see were all vacant and repossed. All needed lots of TLC, and some lots more than others! This particular house seemed to smile at me when I entered the door. When I looked beyond the grime and the areas of neglect, what I saw was a home, a cheery home with a great layout and good bones. I kind of get this feeling when I visit animal shelters. The animals, through no fault of their own looking unkempt and desperate, but displaying good bones and lots of potential for those ready for commitment, loads of elbow grease, and of course love. Lots of love!
I tried real hard to put this feeling aside, but after a few days of talking to myself and saying "DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!", I called the realtor with an offer that was really ridiculous, thinking that after being rejected, I could just put this little temptation aside and carry on! I'm sure by now you can guess what happened. The next day I received a call that said "congratulations! You are the winner! Despite the fact that the process moved at a snails pace, I am glad that this old house is now mine. Cause I have plans! And those plans include others! (more on that later)
Through all of this, my friends have cheered me on and encouraged me to be patient. And Mary has already rolled up her sleeves in a huge way and delved right in! Man can that girl get things done! Despite being in a house that has been closed up for 6 months, 100 degree heat and no air, she is a marvel.
So through this whole process, I will be showing before, during, and after pics. I am so fortunate to have the best of help and the greatest talent in the design and idea business that one girl could have. And surprising things have already happened, so stay tuned.