Sunday, September 7, 2014

Camper Granddaughter's bedroom update

Oh gosh, remember all the before pictures I teased you with?


Let's see them with the afters!

From old frame and desert art, it took adding a shallow box and paint to turn it into a
cute nail polish holder
(I understand this didn't hold all the bottles of nail polish!)

Same thrift store chair!  All it took was one day and 9 yards of $3 fabric to make it oh so chic.
It's a comfy chair for settling in and reading!  


Double "day" bed with 3 drawers on the usable side of the bed and the
side that's up against the wall has 3 cubbies (for use if she ever decides to turn it 90 degrees-I won't make drawers to fit, but she can find some baskets to use there!).  
If she does decide to turn it, we can raise and turn one side panel to be headboard height.

This little desk was more of a project than I thought it would be, but it's just perfect for her room.  She's added a mirror above it and all the thrift store items she purchased and painted silver.

Somewhere I have a picture of her "jewelry coffin" hanging on that wall where you see a night stand- but of course, I couldn't find it in any of the many albums and photo places on and off my computer!  It was a Christmas present this past year and because of it's size (about 18" wide, 4' tall, and 5" deep) Camper SIL named it the jewelry coffin.  He was hesitant to attach it to the wall until now, 
but it's finally up and with it's 4' tall mirrored door, it's being used every day!

Her mom and dad had the room painted, added new drapes, bought a few decorative items and with our thrift store finds - voila!  A little bit of Paris! 

What a treat to help make her room ready for a High School student.
Happy High School years, sweet girl!  

End of summer "catch-up" with the Loggers!

Hi all.

So much has happened since my last post - a lot of work, and happily, a lot of play!

I waited and waited for a timeshare week in Hawaii to become available - and by the last weekend in August nothing was available!  So, I decided a visit to logger daughter and family was in order. Their area has been burning since the beginning of summer, and is still burning.  The air quality is horrible and I was hoping that when I visited most of the fires would be out and I'd be able to breath the clean fresh air they usually have.  That didn't happen - the fires are still burning and the acreage lost to this fire is devastatingly large.  But, on to the visit - I had a wonderful time.  The kids were still out of school so I had time to visit with them, too.  Logger SIL, although unable to work his normal job due to fire danger, was busy helping homeowners in the area clear the area around their homes and logging some of the trees that needed to be logged before they burned down!  We had no real build agenda for this trip so Logger daughter and I had a good visit, too.  I managed to visit with my sister-in-law and with a friend from the area.  We picked wild blackberries, too!  Yum.

And, of course, no trip there would be complete without some sort of home improvement job.  So, I "cleaned up" some of the things that were just waiting for someone to have some time to finish up.  And, remember, when I'm with logger daughter, there are no quick trips to Home Depot or Lowes!  If I can't find something to use in SIL's garage or in his wood pile, then it doesn't get done.  So, using what was there here's what we did:
Small bookshelf for master bedroom - to hold business folders and scanner.

Painted door trim - 2 doors - in laundry room.

Painted edges of shelving built and installed a year or so ago!

More painting - drawers built for boy's closet during a previous visit.

More painting - drawers built in granddaughter's closet during a previous visit.

This old style phone didn't fit on the phone face plate and during a previous visit I had tried to make it fit - that didn't work and it was hanging from a loose screw.  I built a raised box like thing to install the phone on to, and attached that to the wall with a french cleat.  It covers up the mess that I'd made last trip!

As of today, September 7th, the fires are still burning - thankfully, the logger family is safe, but so much of the beautiful area has burned and the forests will never be quite the same - at least not in my lifetime.  I'm praying that they have a long heavy rain storm - sooner rather than later!