It hasn't been easy.
It's a disgusting addition that's literally threatening to detach it self from the building and run to another house where people could restore it properly.
It's hanging on by a thread ( almost literally )
It's crooked and has no rhyme or reason whatsoever - other than it houses the washer/dryer and freezer and since we have nowhere to put those 3 items it has to stay for now.
Well....... it's taken me 3 days of non-stop work to just do the little entrance way ( basically 4 feet by 2 feet) I'm a quick worker but painting and scraping and caulking and base boarding and trimming and washing 50 years of filth away into the atmosphere so that my neigborhood gets to share in all the toxic fumes - takes time.
I haven't touched the room itself yet but thought I'd show you a little vignette ( don't you feel like a professional something or other when you use the word " vignette " ? )
I'm only showing it because I've used some more of the Ikea " flowers " in the decor - if you missed yesterday's post ( I HATE doing this - HATE it - but I'm going to include a link anyway because it strengthens character to do things you hate ) HERE
John was NOT on board with this idea -
John says - It's too crowded
John says - We use the front door - why do we need hooks at the back door?
Suzan says - You know, when you're working outside in the Fall - it'll come in handy - you'll see
It was a light BLUE !!!
All wrong - ( the complete wrong shade of blue to boot ! )
Suzan says - No no no - that looks awful
John says - THEN WHAT'S THE POINT ???????????????
John says - You've got wreaths and hearts and bags..............it's meant for coats
John says - And how are you going to pull that hat off when you're gardening ?
Suzan looks at him horrified
Suzan says - That hat's not to wear !!!!!!!!!!
John says - WE ALWAYS HAVE THE MOST DISFUNCTIONAL HOMES ON THE PLANET !
Well, personally, I wouldn't say the most disfunctional - that's going a bit too far.- because as we all know not all hats are meant to be worn - and not all coat rails are meant to hang coats on - c'est pas complique - or maybe it IS complicated - I'm not sure - I just know that I have it all figured out.
And John doesn't.
BUT - he does live here - so..................
Suzan says - I'd be willing to forfeit the burlap bag for a black jacket or even a beige jacket
John says - Thank you - that's very kind of you Suzan
You simply do not mess with a lady and her vignettes.
Now on to the rest of the room
Just as soon as we finish arguing over the importance of putting a tin ceiling in there
And that may take months
I rank it high
John ranks it very very low
John says - We'll work with what we've got - you're pretty good at that actually
Mmmmmm - not happening
This house - which was supposed to be a fun fixer upper - has quickly become the fixer upper from hell !
It's Vintage ............gone horribly wrong lol
I absolutely CANNOT hide that with burlap and wreaths.............
I'm ohsoclose to just having the entire structure torn down and building a big deck in it's place - ( and washing our clothes in the bathtub )
Did I mention I bought 3 sets of these flowers?
Did I mention that when I like something I buy it in multiples...............just in case - oh I don't know - they stop selling them ?
And why that would send me into a complete state of panic I have no idea.
Neither does the doctor.
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