Tuesday, September 28, 2010

When is a window not a window?

This may look like a window, but it is actually a picture with a window frame in front of it. I just finished the curtains, and added a rope light to brighten it up.

You can look out the window and see a little cafe across the street, with two waiters (actually a wine bottle holder) enjoying themselves out front.

Our little bar area in the family room is almost complete.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Indoor Canopy

Back to the basement reno. Here is my finished canopy for my cafe in paris look.

This reno is long and slow, but fun to do. I am onto the window treatment now, finally, I want to put window boxes with flowers in them, under these
windows. Stay tuned.

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Grandson's First Birthday

Yesterday my grandson celebrated his 1st birthday.

I have been keeping this little rocking chair for years, in hopes that I could

pass it on to my grandchild someday. It used to belong to my daughter who

is now 28. My husband and I started working on it in July. It was difficult to

scrape the white paint from some of the areas like the spindles, but with a

wire brush and alot of elbow grease, we stripped off the white paint and

stained it in a red mahogony color. Then we put on two coats of polyurethane.

Hope he likes it!

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