Wednesday, 26 March 2014

A week alone doing things.

Seeing the Beer Fairy is away visiting his family for a week, I have the house to myself this week so why not do odd jobs, with no one to talk to even the cats are outside all day after they disgraced themselves last week and it kind of humid and rainy so spending time in the garden or going out is just wet and annoying at the moment.

So I am painting this thing, it's a Map cupboard I think, I had it for many years and it came from a transport yard where the beer fairy once worked I've always liked it but it is very heavy to look at and to move.  


Changed the curtains in the lounge room. The ones that were there are outside getting their final rinse in the rain, they had a few so I will most likely have to wash them again..;;;;;;;;


I had a go at fixing the paint work in this corner I had filled in a crack and had a go at cleaning the wall some time back for some reason the fill was not dry and when I spray it with bleach it reacted with the filler and I ended up spreading a dirty mark all over this corner I had trouble getting the colour right so I now had more blue than I wanted but not enough to do the whole room, isn't  that always the way.

Well here is my little cupboard finished.

 

And I put some decoration on the bed just to make it different.
 This is my bathroom roof, it's awful.
This is special bathroom paint that resists mould and doesn't peel but it was painted a while back and badly needs to be done again but it was painted after the loungeroom and that paint was el cheepo paint at half the price and there is a fireplace in there so it does discolour anyway we will see how I go this involved getting up on a ladder not one of my favourite things.
But this bathroom ceiling who knows if I will get this done.
Yesterday I had a friend stay and we sat and chatted most of the day,  a day of girl talk is always relaxing and great way to spend the time, the weather is still damp so maybe not the best time for painting a big area.

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  1. Good luck with the painting. When you own a house, there is always work to be done.

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    1. Sure is and when it's a old house it's worse.
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  2. Well, looks like you got lots done while the old boy was away! Everything looks good. I hope you can get the bathroom ceiling done so you don't have to think about it anymore- xo Diana

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    1. Well it's now pouring rain so I kind of stopped painting for now.
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  3. My bathroom ceiling needs repainted, after twenty eight years. I've been looking the job over for the last several years and just recently it came to me--get the room remodeled, then the contractor will do everything!

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    1. We will get the bathroom remodeled in a couple of years too, the spa will come out and a shower put in because it will be to hard to get in and out of it as we get older so this is only has to last till that is done.
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  4. It's always nice to have time for ourselves, isn't it? You got so many things done, Merle. I like the little shelf in the bedroom. I'm sure you want to start on the bathroom ceiling next. I love alone time, and I think all of us need it every now and then.

    ~Sheri

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  5. Hey you! Your little chest makeover is wonderful!!! Awesome job on that! Happy week to you friend! Nicole xo

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    1. I like it better now as it's in a bedroom, it's a bit softer than it was.
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  6. You have had a productive time on your own. Our solution to bathroom mould in a previous house was paint a coat of gloss paint, which kind of sealed everything, then a couple of top coats of the paint we wanted.

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    1. It was painted with gloss when we bought the house many years ago so we put the special mould paint over the top but in the last 23 years it's just worn out.
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  7. Home alone is bliss isn't it? And you got a heap done. Love that chest. I am leaning towards Joanne's bathroom solution myself. Except for the expense.

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    1. It's on the cards to redo the bathroom but as you said we will have to save up for that
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  8. Great makeover on the little cupboard!! Thanks for visiting my bluebirds. I've never heard of a blue wren so I just Googled them and they are gorgeous!!! It must be so fun to have those in your yard!... Donna

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    1. We have a little male who is the blue one and he has two females who are brown that visit every year in spring and summer, they move very quickly and are a joy to watch.
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  9. Oh, you did a great job, Merle, on your chest! I love your happy sense of color and patterns - I always want to smile when I visit. Looks like you have been getting quite a bit done while the Beer Fairy has been gone. Nice to have a little girl talk, too. xo Karen

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    1. It's always good to catch up with old friends and without the beer fairy to chat to and he will help but he likes all surfaces sanded very smooth and likes things done to a high standard just not my way.
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  10. You're right, it's best not to paint in the damp, but with winter coming you're going to have to choose your day carefully. You want it to be fully dry before you need to use the bathroom. Tacky paint and shower steam are not a good mix.
    The little chest looks lovely.

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    1. A lot of the new paint you can paint in all weathers but the trouble a lot of my paint is not that modern but all paint has a limited life and mine is getting a bit old so I try to use it up before it goes off.
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  11. Catching up on your blog. You are one busy woman tackling all those chores. I like to decorate, too, but right now I'd rather sit outside and read a book. If it ever gets warm again.

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    1. That's a nice way to spend the day but you need sunshine and we are missing that too rain everywhere at the moment
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  12. We have some water damage on our kitchen ceiling..it looks horrid...but only if you look up!
    Jane x

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    1. I know what you are saying.
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  13. Hari OM
    I do so love the country cottage feel of your home Merle - and that bed!!!! Well you know my interest in that!! Careful up the ladder... YAM xx

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    1. You are right I'm not a happy ladder climber.
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  14. OH is that beer fairy gonna find some changes when he gets back!

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  15. He is back now, didn't notice much.
    Merle............

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  16. You've really got the spring cleaning feel going on, or is that fall cleaning for you there?

    Jen

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  17. It's fall cleaning here, spring is to pretty to clean in.
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A first tooth for our little lady and eating out.

We are off and playing more and more on the floor. No teeth yet for Wilbur but Clemmy has one on the bottom. But impossible...