I’m at the end of Day 2 of the Rubber Room Remodel. I didn’t get as much done today as I had hoped, however I did finish painting the room. I ran an errand with Kate this morning, we had brunch after and then headed to Kmart. I had seen a table in the store last week that I thought would make a great work area and when I opened the store sales ad on Sunday it is on sale. Luckily they had one left and it found its way into the trunk of my car.

Here’s a picture of the whole grouping, but I only purchased the table.

Farm Table

My goal tomorrow is to paint an old bookcase and start painting an old cabinet that I have stored in the shed.

For a little humor, I’m going to share a card that I made a few weeks back and haven’t posted. On the outside the card says, You know you’re old when . . . and on the inside . . . you and your teeth don’t sleep together. I was telling my mother about this card the other day, and there is no doubt in my mind that she’ll end up with it.

YNYO Teeth

Stamps: You Know You’re Old When by Gina K. Designs

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Basic Black and Real Red

Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black

Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Birthday Embossing Folder, Square Punches, Pilot Black Gel Pen, Signo White Gel Pen, Mounting Tape, Brad, Ribbon, Circle Punches, Ticket Corner Punch

Jan 222008

Hey ya’ll! I spent the day painting today and since I have babbled on and on about being out of space in my studio, I felt it was only fair that I share this adventure with you. I know you’ve all read that my oldest daughter has moved out and I’m taking over her bedroom. As you will see from these pictures, she hasn’t entirely moved out (that is her aquarium and desk). The desk she is taking I found out tonight and it looks like I might acquire the aquarium.

So envision an L-shaped room in the corner of a basement. There are three very dirty windows that I cannot get open to clean, which will definitely be covered with something. I’m thinking something sheer to at least let some light in. We’ll see what I can find at Big Lots – I’m on budget decorating.

Anyhoo, what I’ve got to show you are before and after pictures. The room as had a primer coat and one base coat. I know it needs at least one more coat if not two.

This area is the top part of the L and where I will set up my workspace.

Day 1 WS unpainted

Can you believe that color of blue? A color Kate picked out some years ago when the room was built.

Day 1 WS painted

Now this is when you first walk in the room – or the end of the L. There are two closets on the left wall. One is a walk-in closet that has some tremendous storage.

Day 1 Storage unpainted

The other door, painted the same color as the wall, is a huge storage closet. It also holds the pump for our well. We haven’t used the well in years, and I have my Christmas decorations stored in this closet. My plans are to have a table here for my Stamp Club to work at. Well for that matter, anyone who wants to come stamp with me will now have a place to work.

Day 1 storage painted

This last picture is looking at the end of the L-shape that enters into the other part of basement.

Day 1 entrance painted

Hopefully tomorrow I will get the painting of the room done, and can move onto painting some old furniture I’m moving in.

Well, it’s only taken me just about 2 days to get the studio cleaned up and all the bookkeeping done! But, I’m finally done! Laundry is going, the bills are paid and the studio is clean. Just so you know that I do have a clean room, here’s a pic of how it normally looks when I’m not running so fast that I can see my backside in front of me!Clean Studio

This is my own little slice of heaven. As you can see, I’m out of room so I am waiting quite patiently for one of the girls to move out (hehe)! In case anyone is wondering, yes that is my laundry room at the end of the studio. I did hand paint the sign and it does say — Laundry (Drop Your Panties Here) — the Laundry Room also serves as the hottub changing room!

As I am planning on stamping the rest of the afternoon and evening, I’m sure I’ll have something for you tomorrow!

Apr 302007

So this is the mess that I have come home to! I think there won’t be any stamping today until I get some things cleaned up!


I have a doctors appointment this morning and then I think I need to hit the studio and do a little clean — what do you think? You’ll notice that stack of unpaid bills up there, they HAVE to be done today or it just might lead to trouble with DH. The bulletin board fell off the garage door for the third straight time and I flung on my paper cutters before I left and then just kept adding things on top. Need to unpaid from the trip and get some things organized. If anyone has any suggestions, feel free to leave them!

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