Monday, February 25, 2013

ITS in the WORKS!

The weather has not co-operated lately last week snow, this past week rain, and more rain tomorrow and who knows how long it will rain...I dont like dreary weather...blahhhhhh

SO once again I've been working on the OLD HOUSE...
Ive got so many projects going on at ONCE...its not all ADHD, its partly the weather! I have only weekends to do anything I need to make a trip to Lowes with my trailer to buy supplies to complete some of my projects and with the rain I found an old leak that supposedly was fixed is BACK...SO i had to repair that first I spent the whole day Sunday on the roof...I HOPE my work pays off I will know soon enough since rain is forecasted..No photos of me on the roof, cause I was ON THE ROOF..ha!
But here is dang leak and the resulting damage...



Meanwhile I pulled out that old bookcase that used to be a window! A porch that was walled in to become a room had a window at one time, I made it into built in shelf,  but I think I would prefer more light so I took the shelf out. I may open up that whole SPACE...If its possible and add some BIG Beams shabby chic, rustic meets contemporary, cabin meets loft??? OR I may just close up the spot and put back a shelf unit only do it right this time!! That would certainly be the easiest Thing to do..or put in a glass door and get the benefit of the light. OR a shelf unit with some glass blocks behind it? NOW that may be cool..



I also repaired the attic stairs 2 of the steps were missing...I needed to go up there so I fixed that....


and Ive been chipping away at WALL PAPER omg I will never ever ever get back together with Wall PAPER!
And in this house...4 rooms have wall paper!!


My Ebay sales are doing pretty good....Ive been surprised by it to be honest. BUT I need to move it faster so a flea market is in my future when the weather warms and gets more stable..IF the leak is stopped then I will go full steam ahead in the room Im now calling the library, that adjoins the dining room...a trip to LOWES is in my future!


PEACE

12 comments:

  1. Hi Sondra...WOW you sure have your work cut out for you don't you!!
    There is nothing like a leaky spot, really gets me going grrr!! I have been watching a spot on my roof that needs be patched, with all the snow I have to keep an eye on it !! 10 inches on Sunday and more for mid-week!!
    Keep up the good work, I guess you have some decisions to make!! I am glad it is you dealing with the wallpaper issue!! My Mom wallpapered the walls ever spring. I think that's what held the house up and the drafts out HAHA : )
    Grace

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    1. Grace I heard about the BIG storm, hope you get dug out soon...SO far it rained all day today and MY roof repair is working!!! Knock on Good Wood!!

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  2. You've certainly been busy Sondra.
    Must be a great feeling to step back and see the rewards of your hard work.

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    1. Thanks Keith, yep I hope it will one day be Something to stand back and admire. IF I hold out physically!

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  3. I do wish you'd tell me where you learnt to be so practical Sondra!!! My husband wouldn't know how to do any of the things you do...and I definitely wouldn't either. Good luck with all of it, it must be really satisfying.

    I loved the Ruffled Grouch story too :-)

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    1. The old saying necessity is the mother of invention, is the answer here I learned by watching my dad when I was a youngster how to use tools and how to figure things out!

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  4. So much work and determined effort, Sondra.

    We've never had wallpapers at home. They may look pretty good but to get them down it's awful...

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    1. FOR sure Petra...I am a member of the Wallpapers Anonymous now!!

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  5. You have got a job and a half there girl. Yikes. It'll be wonderful when done ...we are tearing apart our little park model, so I am going through a little bit of the same thing. Someday maybe I'll post about it.

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  6. You go lady! You are keeping busy! :) I love the light from that room. I would so have to expose that. The dreariness is wearing on us too, but we will persevere!

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  7. sorry I've not commented for a while and many thanks for your kind comment re my knee op.
    Wow! you have a lot going on and I look forward to seeing the finished results.

    Take care and a big hug from me xx

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  8. Leaks are my biggest pain when it comes to our house so I can certainly sympathise. Hope your repair has done the job.

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