It was raining here and is supposed to again.............the earth is gulping up any drop it can get as it's been so parched. The sky is grey like an old faded sweatshirt .... rooms require a light on and so it begs to get cozy. We haven't yet readied the heater (it's an old house so there is no central heating...just a wall heater that really does its job) so it was a tad chilly in here yesterday morning...... which is ok because I was doing things and when I finally hunkered down I had a blanket and my doggie to keep me warm. Thus the seasons are finally changing around here and I dare say we won't hear reports of 80 degree weather for some time......yay! I like to feel the seasons change. The only missing is a fireplace......I so wish we had one.
*the sofa is covered in quilts*
So as always I am doing art of some kind each and every day AND we are revamping the kitchen. In 2010 we REALLY changed it but now it's mostly changes to furniture and placement, swapping things around a bit, revamping a light fixture. Nothing too major but it makes for a real change in look and feel. No painting walls yet but that is coming............. Every day when BohoHandyman gets home he waits for that "look" that tells him I have yet another idea. This brain of mine is on overload!
When we redid the kitchen before we turned this old buffet (from Craigslist) in to a kitchen island and had a copper top made for it that extended to accomodate 2 bar stools and had to corbels under it. Well now it's back to being a buffet and I, of course, repainted it. You may ask why we did that......well the buffet is good sized and closed off our kitchen and it made no real room for a table and chairs ...... so now the table is in the center and the room instantly opened up. What happened to the copper top and corbels you ask (well I doubt you asked)......but you'll see.
We aren't spending any rmoney for all the changes.........well maybe a couple small, inexpensive things. I am using what we have in new ways which is how we roll.
Photos coming soon..........
.....And in another room....my studio.....I have also been making a few changes but it's going slow because of going back and forth to kitchen stuff. We purchased 2 metal rolling tool carts from Harbor Freight a couple months apart..........and I love them. (though I may want to spray paint them turquoise at some point (I am hopeless).
This one looks a bit dissheveled in this pic but it's more organized now. It holds a LOT of stuff and makes it so easy to have what I need at my fingertips and I have TWO of these - one on either side of my work table.
The dimensions are 32 1/2" high, 30" long, 16" wide and at $39 with a coupon (which are always available) it's actually more space and less expensive than the Ikea carts many people have (which are great) and granted they take up less space but wow, I have so much on my "art carts" it's crazy.
I can also use magnets to hold things on the side or an extra basket or 2 hooked on it....many possibilities and no opening and closing drawers or cabinets to get something.
The desk chair is one I've had for many years.....like maybe since 1989-90. It was from my old job and when the place closed they let us take pretty much whatever we wanted. I covered it a while ago and painted the legs and back of it. It could use a cushion on it as the padding has flattened over all these years.....but it works! By the way....all I had to do was cut 2 pieces of fabric and using a butter knife tuck it all in around the edges. It was easy peasy and stays in place!
Just how many times can one change the look and feel of rooms.........well I'm here to tell you TOO MANY TO COUNT!
So I'm off to do more and of course fit in a drawing or two as well! Oh and adding to BohoHandymans to-do list..........don't let it fool you......he loves it!
I wish I had many photos of beautiful autumn trees or tales of this and that........but for now this is what is keeping my engines revving.
So that's what is going on in my world, what is happening in yours? Are you in an area where all these incredible amounts of snow are falling? Wow, the East Coast is getting slammed already - if you are .... stay safe, stay warm!
Remember......You are beautiful, you are important, you are amazing, you matter and you are loved.
Until next time.......
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