Sunday, June 01, 2008

Painting

I am the puppet master. HAHAHAHAHA. LOL. Anyway, here are some before and after shots so far. The purple room is our bedroom. Most of the room was purple. The trim was yellow. How very Easter! the yellow trim is still there (it will be white soon, I promise....)Now here is the after:
The ceilings are VERY high, so we will definitely put a big piece of art above the bed. I'm thinking that I'll do a giant mixed media collage on canvas -- maybe 4'x4'. What do you think? The trim and doors aren't painted yet, so I'm not giving you a window shot yet. And the curtain that I'm making might be going to a magazine before I hang it. so it might not go up for many months....

Here's the good news -- the terrible stench in the basement is gone!! The plumbers were here yesterday. Our laundry room had a drain that went straight to the sewer. We had the smells of all the sewage of the neighbourhood coming up in our basement (it made the GAS guys gag). So they installed a drain trap (a little U in the pipe) and presto, no smell. YIPPEE! And can you believe that the previous owners lived with that for more than 20 years? Yucky. My studio is in the basement. I'm so glad that I can work in it now! The other terrible smell is almost gone too (something is dead between the walls). It has finally run it's course, we think. So our house smells almost normal :) The Gas guys were here too. Our gas has been shut off for over a week (no heat, no hot water, no stove). We are having new pipes put in (the old ones had a leak, and it is easier to just put in new ones than to tear apart the whole house trying to find the leak)(our house is so old that it has original gas fittings in the ceilings for gas lights). They promise that we will have hot water for Saturday. This is good because the community centre is getting tired of seeing us in the showers.... The fence guys have promised to do the fence next week so I can finally plant my poor plants. They aren't faring so well....

Re: the pupper master comment. I actually haven't done much to make the house pretty. It's been all Ray and Lauren. But they think that I've done something too. Umm.... I'm the foreman? I pick the colours and make sure that all of the workers are working and don't take too many breaks. And of course I have to read magazines. I have to keep up on what it current in home decor....... And I AM working on report cards right now. Really. I'm not wasting away the hours updating my blog. Really, I'm not. Thank goodness my family doesn't read this.

6 comments:

Catherine said...

I get it!

Catherine

juneh said...

What mirrors over the bed--such realism!

Jo Wholohan said...

Glad to hear its slowly all falling into place for you Martha, I love the bedroom so far!!!!

Wellll we were finally to have the machinery level our block today and wouldnt you believe its RAINING now LOL

Maija said...

OMG!! I can't believe all the craziness you are going through!! Well, summer's almost here so I hope you are able to devote all your time to making the new place a home!

Joanne Huffman said...

How nice to have things finally coming together. And, I look forward to seeing the curtain, after it gets published.

Joanne

Patti G. said...

Martha, your bedroom looks serene and BEAUTIFUL! Great paint job! <3
And your curtains, well show us after they are back from being published! AND CONGRATS on the 3 things in Somerset! YOU are terrific and that is great!!!!
And just on a side note, glad your home is smelling more like sweet home now! :0)
Hugs,Patti