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Archive for September, 2010

September 18th, 2010 - 10:50 am § in bath, tools

not goofing off

What I’m working on right now is getting paint off the tiles in the bathroom, in the long process of getting ready to paint, which is taking far longer than the actual painting job will. We have a decorative frieze of tiles at the top of the tiles on the lower half of the walls. [...][...]

September 18th, 2010 - 2:19 am § in kitchen, tools

oo, shiny objects!

The Maas polishes finally arrived! They’d been backordered, and the Maas UK office very kindly refunded my postage fee for the delay. But I was very happy to see them, and began the grand brass cleanup immediately. Knobs and pulls first! The knobs and pulls on the kitchen cabinets, along with [...]

September 18th, 2010 - 1:30 am § in guest

be our guest!

Phew, well, thanks to a courier service who lives up to the malign reputation of courier services, we missed being able to put one of J’s dearest friends in a real bed. :( The poor thing ended up on an air mattress. I was terribly disappointed. I hope she wasn’t too disappointed. However[...]

September 18th, 2010 - 12:35 am § in DIY, hall

a bird in the hand…

There’s a young lady out there who would like to know how I made the paper bird sculpture in my hallway. So here’s the first of two posts on the process. I have a cat sculpture armature in hand and will be taking pictures of the padding and paper gluing process in the next few [...][...]

September 17th, 2010 - 10:01 pm § in library/dining, tools

Farrow & Ball planters

Yep, it’s been a while. This is because we’ve been having houseguests over, mainly, plus lots of other social activity, and while I’ve been slowed down on the home front, I haven’t been inactive, so now I’m going to play catch-up on the blog. So, I’ll just jump ri[...]