Etsy shop. After relisting so many times over the past 2 years, it finally found a buyer. I think it was mostly due to the fact that my pictures never did it justice. The white-on-white brocade made it difficult to photograph and even in this photo the color of the lining is way off.
It was made from a vintage 1930's McCalls pattern that was my mothers. I hope the buyer is please when she sees it. Thanks so much for your order.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I've attempted 2 sections of brick painting. The 1st I tried a beige grout color, it came out OK, but I thought it still looked too close to the white. The 2nd section I tried a gray grout (think it's too dull and muddy) and tried to get a bit darker on the bricks. Will be experimenting a bit more in the future, I'm a bit persnickety, want it just so, although I'm not exactly sure what that SO is.
Monday, June 20, 2011
I just listed this lovely summer fabric flower bobby pin on Etsy. It’s made from a vintage 70’s floral print shear voile fabric and a vintage orange button. Brighten your summer wardrobe with this sweet hair accessory.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
As we’ve been interviewing & getting contractor quotes for our kitchen renovation, a problem has arisen over the electric. The kitchen was renovated & electric updated in the 70’s, but we knew it would need additional rewiring, as there aren’t enough outlets, not enough dedicated circuits for appliances & some appliances are relocating. There is a panel/fuse box in the kitchen that has a cabinet mounted over it. We knew this was not to code and planned to not put one over it. We had planned to put a base cabinet below it. We were told that also couldn’t be done.
We’ve known for years that our 1947 home had some areas with very old wiring (non-grounded, cloth insulated) and we knew there were issues with an old meter location & some strange old panels & boxes outside, but weren’t planning to deal with all that yet. One electrician told us if we wanted to permit the kitchen it would most likely trigger a complete rewire. He suggested we relocate the panel in the kitchen. His quote was $11-13K for the electric alone. We had another GC out who told us he thought that price was very high & referred us to another electrician. His quote just came in and is even higher.
We can’t afford both the kitchen & the electric. There’s no sense adding to the fire hazards that exist by not permitting the kitchen, so we’ll have to work on the rewiring. Also adding to my blues, I went to the website where I planned to order the cabinets to price a revised layout if we move the panel & found the prices had jumped in the past 4 months and I’m now looking at an additional $1500 for my cabinets. Guess I need to win a lottery.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
We have an existing brick wall at the edge of the kitchen which is painted white. We plan to add a counter on top of it when we renovate the kitchen. Today I’m attempting to paint it back to a reddish/tan brick color. I first used a beige color house paint on the grout lines. Then I’m sponging on some various shades of tan to terra cotta to simulate the brick. Hoping it will look good.
|Approximate Look I'm trying to achieve|