7/22/2013

I am drowning in lemonade....

I really need a tattoo that says "when life gives me lemons, I make 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!!

And then there's the bathroom solution.... I went to the garden department and found this amazing sprinkler...  The red thing on the handle adjusts the flow and the head has NINE settings....including mist... Just like a 5 star hotel.  I bought a lovely white hose used for campers and when I want to take a shower I can just run the hose to the bathroom sink.

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!


7 comments:

Lisa said...

when my plumbing was being redone, they covered the hole (actually the entire faucet area) with a square of opaque white stuff that looked almost like foamcore but instead was hollow inside. I guess it also comes in translucent and is used for greenhouse panels. Think there's a photo on my blog of it. They just used a bead of silicone caulk around it. Kept it from leaking through and damaging the wall.

Lisa said...

Found the post with my bathroom fix. you can see it here:http://ivoryblushroses.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-busy-weekend.html

Marilyn said...

I love your black pantry. What a pretty sight every time you open the door. I don't do a whole lot of canning any more but even what I do would look just great in a black pantry. Hmmmm. I'm stumped on the hole in the tiles but Lisa's suggestion has possibilities. And I love your shower fix.

FredaB said...

Only you Gerry would come up with this great solution for your shower. You would have made a great engineer.

Hugs
FredaB

margaret said...

such imagination, love the garden sprinkler system for your taps. The black works very well and lucky you with a walk in pantry.

Mom E. said...

I love your black in the pantry, I am inspired by your creative ingenuity!
YOur shower is AWESOME! Just poke some silk floral greenery in that hole...it will brighten up your shower! : )
Loving all your "lemonade'!
Hugs,
Betsy

crafty cat corner said...

I love the black larder, it looks so cool and shows off all the goodies so well.
Briony
x

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular Posts