Thursday, June 21, 2007


Shawms are loud.... very loud. I brought one home today and got it out to practice.... This is the cat hiding from the shawm.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Before... with the fan that squeaked and blades that look like they are really ready to retire...
And AFTER... The purple is actually a bit darker and slightly grayer. Since this picture I have also painted another coat so there is no streakiness. Dan was kind enough to install this small but mighty and squeak-free fan.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

kitchen shelves

Before, with the fridge totally in the way of everything.... and about 8 inches of space beside the stove collecting dust.... and two outlets being usable only to the fridge unless you wanna run a bunch of extension cords around the kitchen.... There are no outlets at the counter.
Purchased a smaller stove to make room for another 8 feet of "counter space", and moved the fridge to the corner by the door (next pic). There is SOOOOO much more usable space now! I will put the microwave and coffee maker and toaster on this wall... where the outlets are :-)

Next... floors and everything that needs to be painted white. I have sealed three out of five rooms with silicone along the base boards. The tile used to cover those gaps.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

The power of color

This is the living room before.
This is the living room with a little color.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

and now...

Shelves & counter.... awwww!!!!

Friday, June 08, 2007

bathroom almost

Before...... blah.
Almost done... just gotta install the counter and place the sink! It's all cut and ready to go but the paint on the walls was still wet, so I couldn't finish the job.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

now for sewing

I forgot about this little camping table until I re-found it in my closet. It's perfect for the sewing machine right now. Now I can sew my shades right there and know immediately if they will fit just right. By the way, that is the office room... NO tiles! and you can see where I stripped out the doorway.
My first sewing job. I wanted a shower curtain that was happy and cheerful so that mornings can be a little less painful. I think I might have gone overboard and now run the risk of blinding myself every morning. But oh well!
And here is the latest view of the living room. That futon will be the couch for the living room. It's pretty comfy... just a note to all you potential guests! Look, no tiles!!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Toot Theater Project

Last Friday, I participated in the Toot's theater project. I was "Spring".
This is some rehearsal where we learned a dance.
Don't know what teh Cupids were doing before this picture was taken.... hmmmm
Beauty, Venus & Spring. Or Cupid's Angels
Everybody at dress rehearsal.