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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Cleaning and Redecorating

I'm finally able to clean the dust from the plant shelves. This involved taking down all of the items up there and trust me, it's HIGH up there - 4th rung from the bottom TALL up there! You can see all the faux foliage on the counter top below drying after a good wash. I'll skip showing you the dirty water, chicks. ;-) I guess I don't run as tight a ship as I thought I did.

Here is the clock that we're putting in the corner of the pix just below this one.

Uhhhhhhhh, do you just happen to see all the stuff on the living room floor??? I've had to "side step" all day!!!!!!

This wall will have the sofa table in the photo just below this one.

I've cut in with the paint in some spots. The whiteness of the wall is actually the "texture" that was sprayed on saturday. On the right side of the arch that patch of color is where I painted around the light switch.

Okay, story time: Last night Love Bunny was doing something with that switch and I said to be careful because of the electricity. He said you can't get shocked because the light is off. Soooooo this morning I took the little plate off and painted the area around it. I noticed the little "switch box" inside was a tad crooked. (My first mistake!) I unscrewed the l i t t l e teeeeensy screws, inserted s c r e w driver and Zzzzzzzapppppp! My fingers were actually still buzzing 5 minutes later. I r e p l a c e d the plate back on and called Love Bunny and said "YOU LIED." He said "Well, it doesn't work if it's a 3 way switch!" Now, I want you go GUESSSSSSSS what kind of switch that one wassssss?!?!?! Nuuuuuuuuu, not a regular one, but a 3 WAY ONE!!!!!!! It has 2 places in that room to turn it on and turn it off. (I guess that was my 2nd mistake - asking him if that switch was a 3 way, which I didn't even consider asking because I wouldn't have known to A S K!) Yes, he's still alive! (Those are not typos, just my way of e m p h a s i z i n g the s i t u a t i o n !!! *Smirk* or * S M I R K * !!

Oh, remember the sink??? Well, hubs cleaned out under it and left it on the opposite side of the k i t c h e n so when the contractor comes back tuesday night it'll be r e a d y for him. * S M I R K * ;-)

Since I didn't have any room any where to put "drying" faux foliage it landed here till further n o t i c e !!!

In all this mess I found this little cow bell we picked up at an antique shop in Pennsylvania once while visiting H I S relatives there. It's going to be "PINK" soon!!
This little victorian house flower pot was given to me about 35 years ago by my sister's brother-in-law at the time. It was a Christmas present and he had put red carnations and Christmas tree cuttings in it. It was absolutely stunning when he gave it to me. I've kept it of course, but it sat on top of the grandfather clock and you really could not see it at all. That's going to change. I love it and will think of something lovely to put in it.

I can actually write my initials in the dust it's sooooo bad. Tomorrow that will change, sweet bloggers. :-)

Another view of what I've been dodging around all day. Ooooops, I hear Love Bunny c o m i n g n o w!! ;-)

Okay, all you lovely decorating chicks, question: Should the burgundy sofa table be near the arch or further down the wall to the right? I need help in deciding!


  1. Further down the wall Connie, to balance.
    It is all going to be so lovely when you finish.

  2. Hi Connie! hope you've recovered from the zapping!!!! ouch, that was nasty! sorry i'm no help with where to put the sofa, i am so hopeless at where to put stuff!

  3. Connie, I can get a wonderful L'Occitane Shea butter hand cream here, not coconut though. I could send some if you anct find yours?

  4. Dear Connie,
    OOOOH my have so much to do but everything will be SOOOOOO WONDERFUL when it is finished. Now you two stay away from those light of my greatest fears that it will be left on when people are working on the electric. YUK and so DANGEROUS. The sofa needs to be further down the will look great that way. Please show your finished photos. Can't wait.
    Love and hugs,

  5. Zap!!! Be careful!!! You have been a busy little lady!! I admire all of your redoing!!! That is quite a task and I know it will be so wonderful once you and Hunny Bunny get it all completed!! It IS so much fun though hmmm????
    Have a wonderful day!!

  6. Hi Connie,
    Further down the wall on the couch.

    That's a lot of stuff you've got. The clock's gonna look great in that space, so cozy!

    I love that Victorian house, can't wait to see what you're going to do with it.

    See ya in a few days!

  7. Now, get that Dyson going ;)

    Don't you just love it? I've got the animal one (of course with all my pets).

    Bye for real now.

  8. Ow...Ow...Ow...I am so sorry you got shocked. I know it's a lot of work but when it's finished what a nice feeling knowing everything is fresh and clean. I so need to clean my kitchen cabinets. They are white and show everything. Now take it easy and don't work too hard. :) Lynn

  9. Wow! Connie, I don't wish I was you, having all that cleaning to do, but I know the outcome will be great. Happy Cleaning Day! Deb

  10. Hi Connie,

    Girl, you have been so busy but I know it was well worth it for you. Great job. If you need shea butter. I am the Shea butter queen.


  11. Hey Connie, your living room looks just like mine!lol Won't we be glad when everything is back in place.

  12. Hi Connie, love coming to your blog and seeing what your up to. That electricity can get you girl.
    I would have to say the table further down. You don't want to take away from your pretty arch. Maybe a chair angeled away from the arch.

  13. Wow you have been busy! I can't help with the sofa, I spend most of my time moving my furniture around as I'm useless at deciding. Glad you're safe and sound after your lighting accident

  14. Hey Connieness! Girl, you're gonna be a busy bee, aren't you? But you are so full of Pinkness, I know nothing will stop you until you've completed your mission!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  15. I love that victorian house flower pot. I've never seen anything like that.

    You are certainly involved. I can't believe what you have going on at your house. You are doing a beautiful job and I just can wait to see when everything is in its place. It is just beautiful and I'm so glad you did it!!!

  16. Hi Connie,
    It's looking super and can hardly wait to see your touches and everything in place :)Haven't heard from you in awhile. Miss you.
    Warmly, Deb

  17. Oh wow! I am exhausted just reading about it all!

    This is all going to be so perfect...but then, I always thought it was perfect anyway. Just like you!


  18. Look at how busy you've been and not without a little pain! Can't wait to see it finished!


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