I am drowning in lemonade....
No one believes me how bad this house was when we moved in 33 years ago until I show them the pantry... I had left the upper part "as was" to remind myself occasionally how far I've come.
The bedrooms were all papered like the first shot with a border going to the ceiling. Some walls were a pressed board which had been painted with enamel and sealed with duct tape which had also been painted.
I myself had added the shelves to the pantry and they were made from used and mismatched, salvaged wood.. So after the plumber mess was cleaned up and repaired I decided to paint the whole damn thing black...black black... like they do ceilings in commercial buildings to hide pipes and heating ducts..
As it turns out I love it. It is so pretty now with all the jars and cans on the shelves. And what did I do about the duct tape...? I painted it black of course.. Now I have to come up with a clever (cheap) solution for the wallpapered section...stay tuned!!
I think I am going to have to paint the black clamp a coordinating color... Whatta ya think??
I found an adapter for the sink faucet which allows a hose to be connected when I need to shower... Works great.
Now I need to find a clever (cheap) solution to the hole in the tiled wall... Maybe filling it with plastic greenery... any suggestions? Not anything using duct tape, please!
Remember the soutache jewelry from the other day... Well I have a huge hug and thank you for Jocelyne Ausseil who found this fantastic tuto...
Pigtails and Quilts is having a "Crazy Quilts are Quilts Too" celebrating crazy quilting and I'm pleased to be participatin...
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Margreet's blocks arrived today and they are such warm forest colors.. I haven't read her booklet yet so not sure if she had a prefe...