Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A day with Harry Potter

Today I put the sanding block and paint brush aside to concentrate on some sewing.  Two Harry Potter movies later we've made some progress!  I'm soooo glad to be finished sewing all those squares together.  Just the borders left to do.  Yes, that's a stack of Harry Potter movies.  They were really cheap at Wally World so we grabbed them all.  We're just missing the very last one.

Yesterday I spent the day up on stools or down on the floor sanding and priming.  It was a gorgeous day and we worked with doors and windows open.  Ya gotta like January in the Carolinas!

The mess is getting on my nerves but I'm so glad to be finally working to brighten this place up so I'm trying to grin and bear it.  Ugh!  The sanding in the kitchen has sent dust all through the dining room.  Look at that floor.  And this is after an initial vacuuming.  Everything on the tables needs to be washed now too.  Sigh.

The living room has been hijacked too.

I'm sure Charlie is glad to be out of the dark kitchen.  Even though we were leaving a light on for him all the time, sunshine is much nicer.  It would be way too hot in front of that window in the summer though.

Well dang.  He's blocking my breakfast view!  But Maisy still has her sunbeam.  :-)

 We are excited how the room has opened up.

On one of our several runs out to Lowes and Home Depot we considered new light fixtures.  I'd like them to at least match each other.   We'll keep looking.

I'm not crazy about the floor tile either but we're going to live with it for now.

I didn't realize how really silly that clock looks!  :-) 

Sanding, sanding, sanding sanding.  This time I kept the vacuum cleaner at my side!  Oops.  I missed a spot.

Maisy found herself a patch of sun and stayed out of the way.  The other dogs worried and fussed all day.  It's funny how it tires them out. 

Not a bad day's work......well half a day, with all the running to the store.  I can't wait to get back to it.  Maybe on Friday.

We also drove up to North Raleigh to pick up this little china closet I spotted on Craigslist.  It'll go in the kitchen to hold all the glassware that no longer has a home.  The previous owner painted the inside.  I'm still thinking about it but I'd really like to paint the whole thing.  It's not a valuable antique by any stretch of the imagination.

Mom wants to put the Singer 201-2 into a different cabinet than the Spinet cabinet it's in now.   I have this #42 cabinet in the garage.  Mom likes it so I need to get it cleaned up for her.  The top is pretty rough but the inside is in great shape.  She plans to leave it open all the time anyway.

The Tramp will be pleased to get it out of the garage.  :-)


Bonnie said...

Just caught up on all your renovations going on in the kitchen. You are braver than we are. We're going to have the kitchen redone for us. It's goign to be a big mess but will be wonderful once done. Don't know when we'll start it -- still in planning stages.

I love HP also and have all of the movies and sometimes I have HP marathons. But otherwise don't watch much in the way of TV or videos. More of a reader I guess.

Lynn said...

So much fun seeing the renovation progress!