Project number one: Ugly Mauve wing chair.
Driving up the hill one Saturday I saw a yard sale winding down and spotted this chair sitting unwanted and alone.
I snatched it up for $20. I should have tried to talk them down but I was tired. I took it home and put it on the patio where I \proceeded to vacuum, and vacuum it. Then I got out the old Bissel Steam cleaner and guess what? Other than it's ugly color, it wasn't a bad chair at all!
Then it sat in my house for three years.
I bought some great fabric last year and it sat in my closet waiting and waiting.
Then one day a few weeks ago I got busy. I don't know what changed in me. Maybe it was the sunshine or the fact that I hate the color mauve and had put up with it for three years. I tackled the cushion first. I had some nice firm foam from the making of our window seat so I put it to use. I also sanded and spray painted the legs a glossy black.
I am so happy with the results! It makes the living room feel light and more cheery.
One project DONE.
The next thing I tackled wasn't nearly so hard. The trim on my lower stairs needed to be painted since last September. We finally got rid of the carpet on the steps. I have been so happy! It is so much easier to clean oak steps than it is to try and keep that carpet clean. This is the main path from the garage up to the kitchen so it was always dirty. See where the old carpet came up against the white wood molding? Yes, it was that simple. All I had to do was sand and paint.
Third on my list is my pantry. It's a mess. I have involved a couple of drawers and my spice cupboard in this one. I'll let you know how it comes out!
Today is a special day around here too. My baby. My only boy turns 18! Here we are, Dee & myself when we first met our son. Richard was 9 lbs. 4 oz. and hungry when he was born!
Tears in his eyes. Sweet!
I'd literally been awake all night...OK?!
Here is our boy all snuggled up at home in the same bassinette that I slept in as a baby. Those pajamas he is wearing were make by my sweet sister Sharon when I was expecting Sarah, the first of four girls. She had embroidered "Dee's Boy" on them. We finally got to use them! I love the peaceful look on his face here. He has been a blessingto me from day one.
Memorial Day 2013 at the Orem Ciyt Cemetery. Richard by the cross for his great grandfather Deward Holden, a WWI vet.
Food in mouth, hair standing straight up. Typical morning look!
I'll write more about this guy a little later. Right now I have to go clean up a garage.