Tuesday, March 25

the rebellion at the shed...

used dog and i have come to a compromise, the 'used bowl' will become a water bowl and she will keep her plastic bowl for food. other compromises around mossy shed in past few days have been to do with 'lace' and 'frilly things'...it appears my family are starting to make 'noises' about too much fabric and lace appearing in every room. according to our #1, now i have Gladys i need to take all my "lace and what not" and decorate her thus leaving the shed alone (wounded, i was dear readers)


to try and quieten the 'rebels' down i have cleaned up my studio space...i have also made an attempt to sort 'the bedroom'.

since 'moving day' it has been a 'catch all'. add to that, boxes of kids toys and all the other stuff that was moved from the room above the garage to accommodate the wall being built. quite frankly dear readers i fear my wall is going to take longer than the 'great wall of china', i still do not see an end in sight. but we will not dwell on that...
so i ended up lugging most of the boxes down to the garage to make our bedroom feel a little less claustrophobic, plus i was beginning to worry if a minor earthquake hit it might take a while to find me. i could make the headlines "it's a miracle. after ten days, woman found buried, still alive under a ton of Lego"


my man is also objecting to my 'fabric cupboard' that looms over him as he sleeps, he has mentioned that it is the last thing he sees when he goes to sleep and the first thing he sees when he wakes up..."put it this way Tif, it is attacking me...i can deal with 'it' everywhere else but not next to me as i sleep" fair enough.


so i decided to place wallpaper behind the glass doors to create a more 'clean line' affect...i have managed one door so far.
of course the doors are wider than a roll of paper and so it makes for some very 'canny' matching, a lot of 'sticky tape' and my handy staple gun...i found the wallpaper from here...now all i have to do is match the other door, not a simple task i feel...

the kitchen is finished up tomorrow apart from some paint touch up...we have a front door that actually closes properly (what a relief)...and the wall? please do not ask about that...

she's thinking it's rather a load of 'old waffle' today ~ Tif

13 comments:

MarmaladeRose said...

I can't understand your mans problem! I think your fabric cupboard is lovely. I wish I could come and rummage through all those neatly folded piles of gorgeous, scrummy...I digress!
Your cupboard door looks lovely with the wallpaper behind, very striking. Love the blog. Fi x

Gigibird said...

I have a solution to your man's problem - change sides. You sleep on the fabric side. I would love to wake up to a wall of neatly folded fabric. Obviously it would never belong to me as my fabric stash looks like a pile of ironing abandoned in a heap.
Nice bit of paint work on your front door by the way, and lovely wall paper.

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

I've often thought that your family must be very indulgent of your passion for vintage and lacy things, your style is fabulous but I can't quite see it working in my house! My lot are so messy and have no sense of style, I can spend time arranging things in a pleasing way and Husband will come in and dump the contents of his pockets on my glass cake-stand, or drape his painting trousers over my freshly made bed! I seem to spend a lot of time re-arranging, in the end I've given up! I'm never going to have a stylish home like yours, oh well I'll just enjoy looking at yours.

Cece Marie said...

Your bookcase of fabric is so lovely to my eyes! But, I understand, my hubby would be the same way too.
Love the curtains in the windows flanking your front door btw.

Amy said...

They just do not know how lucky they are , to have an amazing lady like you buzzing around with her yards of lace.
I love everything that you have showed us. At least your fabric is not at the end of the bed and need to be removed every night to sleep.My poor fellow has had to live threw that before.
remind him it is your inspiration.
everything looks lovely.

Francesca said...

i love the wallpaper idea. it's a lovely pattern and it's a good way to hide clutter. (not that i would ever dream of calling your fabric cupboard 'clutter' you understand.) I'm a big one for streamlining.

Anne said...

I think your cupboard looks lovely with the different fabrics showing. And I see that your little friend has found a perfect spot for himself/herself on one of the shelves. BUT I also love the colour and the print on your wallpaper! It's a win win situation. ;)

Sarah said...

I like the way you have become a master/mistress of disguise! I spend my time squirreling away stashes of fabric, fleece, yarn all over the house so the rebellious husband and kids will never realize the true volume of it all! Good luck with matching up the second door....

Suzie Sews said...

You know when it all gets a little to much I love to check out your blog, your so organised, your sence of style is unmatched and it all seems to have a wounderful inspiring calming effect on me and yet you always have so much going on...how do you you do it?

Anonymous said...

Oh no - what happens if your cat gets stuck in there and you can't see her?? - I'm visualising handy eye holes at the appropriate cat height :) As to that lovely wallpaper site - I'm poking myself in the head and trying not to go and look again (and again) - oh dear.

I think you should make your man a non-doilified sleep mask, bless.

E

The Rose Room said...

A girl can never have too much fabric or lace in her house . . .

Cara said...

That front door is gorgeous! I love the dark colour and fab 'door furniture' (I always enjoy that phrase!).

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

Your front door is so pretty! I love the windwow treatments you made for it.