Tuesday, January 27, 2015

STUDIO REDO - THE FLOOR





















The floor is stripped, scrapped, clean and ready, What a mess builders
leave and don't care, they are all the same.

My Macgyver (Tom) contemplating the floor.........deep in thought.
We played with checks and then decided on diagonal.

The "Peel and Stick Tile" I picked is SHINY, I love a good shine.
This is going to be great, I am loving this already.

STUDIO REDO - EMPTY





















It begins, emptying my major mess.............
When we moved into this house 11 years ago, I wanted everything finished. Well as always that did not happen, almost but not all.
I told my husband I wanted to live in a house long enough to enjoy it totally finished before the next person takes over as owner.
This is the third house we have built and lived in, 1st one was Jersey, 2nd one was Virginia and now here out last one.
The house is full of the dang builder beige carpet which I now hate. We chose to put our money in the kitchen at the time. Which we are glad we did.
Anyway long story short, the studio and all the creativity has done that carpet in......its time.
How can one person collect so much stuff, we may NEVER MOVE AGAIN......this was exhausting to say the least .

I even  filled the tub in the guest bathroom, hahah. every space is taken.



Monday, January 26, 2015

THE STUDIO REDO




This is the STUDIO looking into the room before we started taking everything out..........oh dear god, how have I managed to collect so much stuff.

I am going to go through every single item in that room and get rid of at least a 1/4 of it all............at the least .

This spare room is 14 x 12, not that big, but it sure beats the kitchen table I started out sewing at 30 years ago.

I am really dreading this, but it has to be done.


KITCHEN DYI BACKSPLASH


In December we decided to do a few projects around the house.
( Mainly three )The first one was to add a backsplash above the counters.

I told my husband I wanted to live in a house long enough to finish for US and not the next person, hahah!

We went to Home Depot and got really lucky as the glass tile was 1/2 off because it was discontinued.

So my dear Macgyver installed this himself, he did a great job........

Now onto the next project, my black and white tile Alice floor un my Sewing Room.


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

PORTRAITS ~ GRITTY JANE'S CHALLENGE

I JOINED A GROUP THIS PAST YEAR  ~ GRITTY JANE'S 40 PORTRAITS CHALLENGE
https://www.facebook.com/groups/40portraits/

We had to do 40 portraits of any type or style within a years time. I thought wow I can do this and that is exactly what I did in just a few months. 

I had not drawn in a long time, not portraits anyway, and once I started I could not stop. I chose to do
celebrity faces to challenge myself.

 I have put together 30 of the 40, the rest are too light and when I try to adjust the color it destroys them with pixely thingys. Some are really bad, but its progress and it was fun.

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