Sunday, June 05, 2011

Stuff That is Happening and Another Redo

I've been very very very good about keeping my reading glasses in my purse. I bought some specifically for that. They are in a little blue plastic hard case that almost looks like a toothbrush holder. Unfortunately, when I travel things get disorganized, and I never took them out of my backpack and put them back in my purse after the beach trip. So on Friday when I got to my lunch restaurant after Meals on Wheels, I pulled out my USA Today and discovered I had no reading glasses.
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I was able to read the articles okay, but when it came time to do the crossword puzzle, I was having a hard time. I tried looking through the bottom of my beer glass but that didn't work. Then I got the great idea to use my camera, set it on macro and zoom in. Fortunately, as soon as I pulled out my camera, the battery died. Otherwise, the bartender probably would have cut me off.
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I charged my camera battery when I got home and took my BEFORE pictures of the blue bathroom. This afternoon I will start on my redo. Here's a picture from the door:




And here's a picture from the other end:



This is a closer image of the sponge technique I did about 8 years ago:

When I first did it, I really thought it was the cat's meow. And maybe that's because the old wallpaper was seriously heinous, but now it seems really tired and dated. I'm actually going to do a texture before I paint and I hope to do something really cool, but I don't want to say what, in case it doesn't work out exactly. So this afternoon I will sand and prep. Monday I will apply the texture. After midnight that night (they work until then), my daughter and son-in-law will come by and we will remove the toilet. On Tuesday I will buy new mirrors and a new toilet and start painting. On Wednesday I will finish up painting and clean up and on Thursday, the plumber will install the new toilet. At least those are my plans.
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I have all my materials and My Sweetie will be at E3 all week so I can work any hours that I want and play loud music and hopefully everything will go smoothly. I'm looking forward to a busy week of making new stuff. I will chart my progress each day. And I will have fun.

6 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Can't wait to see what you do! I know it will be very special...!

haphazardlife said...

Damn, you shoulda been around to redo our new place...

- Jazz

emerrube said...

how fun! well, lots of work too, but it'll be good. I like change here and there. I loved it when we bought a house and could actually paint the walls whatever we wanted! I can't do designs, though. Okay, maybe I could, but patience would wear thin very fast. :) can't wait to see the results!

cbeck said...

This shows how out of touch I am with the trends. When I looked at these pictures before reading through, I thought they were the "after" shots! I'm sure whatever you do to it will look wonderful too. :)

btw, I highly applaud your magnificent magnification attempts! I don't think I would have thought of the camera. Had me smiling, it did. For what it's worth, you can get about a 2X magnification if you strip the outer wrapping off a Plastic Dr. Pepper bottle, fill it with water, and look through the side while holding about an inch away from the paper. :-D

VioletSky said...

I am up to here with paint chips plastered all over my living room wall at the moment... I know you will done before I've even made a colour decision!

geewits said...

Naomi,
~~I like the texture, but am only half done with that.

Jazz,
~~Oh you can do that.

Em,
~~Well that special thing didn't work, but I am happy with what I have so far.

cbeck,
~~I imagine the dr. pepper thing would have had the same result of the bartender cutting me off.

V,
~~I thought I was going to get brain damage trying to pick out a color, but I had a time limit.