Monday, September 27, 2010
This clear stamp is by Gina K. Isn't she sweet?
I sure hope Sawyer is good for the substitute teacher today...
Monday, September 27, 2010
(Simon Says Stamp blog)
Did You Know: that clear stamps can turn bright yellow when they are exposed to fluorescent lights? While picking the Bird Assortment set for someone's order we found a set that was bright yellow!!
Heidi said that when they are put in sunlight, they turn back to clear, so we did a little science experiment. It works!! Moral of the story: if your clear stamps turn yellow and you want them to be clear again, put them in the sunlight!
I was the "assistant/helper" -I swept and carried out the old tile . I used my child's handy wagon for this and it worked wonderfully and saved on time and effort. Plus my back didn't hurt last night!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
This weekend the limestone floor will be installed. I cant wait!
I have towels, a mirror, soap bottles, towels and accents waiting to be installed...
Stay tuned for the complete bathroom to be revealed!
I used some bright SU background paper-and shaded it with Creamy Carmel ink -to make it appear more "vintage" looking.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
...our front walkway with "mini' puddles this morning.
Sweet little raindrops on my anthurium...
So... I got out my fall decorations, and a friend lent me her fall wreath she wasn't using for my front door. I may have to adopt it for a long time!
Found this cute squirrel at a antique store few years ago. Wood maple leaf container-thrift store thank you very much. Acorn candle - gift from my husband last year.
I couldn't for get the outside! I already had these items -just put them together in the bowl.
(Pine cones from Oregon! bought them at a yard sale.)
Made this glitter squirrel (don't hear those two words together often -huh?) last year and added him to this twig wreath.
I decided to use a favorite Stampin up retired set called "Babies and Buggies" and make some cards.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
This is also about the evolution of our room..
When we moved here 6 years ago, I already had our antique wrought iron bed ($25 from an auction 1991!) and I had just purchased new Charter Club "Hotel Collection " bedding, in Espresso and I (we) loved it.
However, there was light carpet throughout the house (stained). I couldn't handle the fact the stains wouldn't come out and the fact that sand here in Hawaii, gets stuck in the carpet as well. Plus, when its hot & humid-cool tile feels so much better.
We didn't have any end tables so I had covered a round particle board with a linen table cloth and called it good. (Until I needed a table for me-then I went on the hunt for end tables for both of us.)
It served its purpose , not too bad.
My sheers were only $5 from a thrift shop.They had texture and when the breezes would come-they flowed gently in the wind. I loved that, as well as the light coming in. My "pouf" at the end of the bed was something I could sit on while I put my shoes on, or something the kids would jump on to catapult them onto our bed. (That- I didn't like them to do.) Only $7 -from..thrift store here.
I eventually found two end tables on Craigslist, painted them black and put new nickel knobs on them. I also found two lamps at a thrift shop,($9 each!) got two black shades ( clearance $5) but didn't like them ...
then bought two white shades from Target and loved the light, as well as the lamps. However-after 5 years-the carpet wasn't working and had to go. I also was wanting darker curtains by this time (not liking the 6am light on Saturdays) and the dark bedspread was becoming faded and worn. Time for a change.
Friday Night out went the tile and carpet. ( I had purchased some brown panels a few weeks ago from Ross)
Scrapped all the glue off the floors...
Dusted and cleaned...
Almost to the wall!
All done! Nice closet floors! Yeah!
Next day-time to grout! He also painted the walls "Powell Bluff".
Here are the floors after being grouted and sealed. A slight sheen to them now.
Looking in from our bathroom...
Flash on ...
The panels have the "waves" sewn in, like the bathroom panels. Nice and dark at night, but so easy to pull open in the morning.
This is an article in the August issue of House Beautiful 2010 about "pouf's" - I did not make up that term -but I did buy mine 3 yrs ago!! Before it was "in".
Proof I'm not crazy. (smile)
Our new bedding... White embroidered pillow shams and duvet cover purchased off Amazon, brown shams and coverlet from Walmart.com, and paisley brown sheets and decorative pleated pillow-Ross. I love that store. Period.
And the after.