Monday, May 24, 2010

Some Redos out of Necessity

Well, if you'll remember in the dining room I talked about putting some stack boxes on my shelf to store my sewing stuff in. Yesterday started out as any other... grocery shopping, breakfast out, and then running to Pat Catan's. I was going to buy my boxes so that I had them on hand to paint at a later date. I have so many projects going on I just didn't have time. I came home and my neighbor was backing out of the garage.

Neighbor: Hey Mary just to let you know my basement drain and garage drain overflowed today. I had 1 1/2 inches of water in my basement.

He has had some issues with his kitchen sink within the last few months. No biggie he unclogs them. Sometimes my toilets get plugged and my bathroom sink is slow draining. OK.

Well, I opened my garage and lo and behold the water had come up my garage drain too. The TV cabinet Steve was working on is in the middle of the lake!!!!! Grrrrr.... So what do I do run my laundry. I didn't figure it would be a big deal since I normally don't have a problem. NOPE!!!! I made the water come up my basement drain and more in the garage. Lake Mary was all underneath my sewing stuff. Luckily my fabric is in plastic containers. SHEW!!!!! I call my landlord he comes over and says " Well, stop doing laundry and using a lot of water until I can get this fixed." WHAT??????? SERIOUSLY!!!!!! I have two kids and laundry coming out my ears. So, since I now need to get my sewing stuff upstairs so it doesn't float away I worked on these...



I like the different sizes and shapes... They are now...



Alright since you asked nicely I'll show you what I'm working on too... FYI is changed a bit since these picture. LOL. No new pics because my dining table is a mess again with paint.





Wood cabinet no doors???? That's why the doors are sitting there until I decide.



Updated...





I'm still working on some things for the room and on placement. The new Country Sampler came I'm getting a lot of good ideas. Stay tuned. I got some great goodies at the Goodwill the other day I'll show you those later this week.
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13 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Mary....what a difference those book shelves make in that room. I love them at either side of the window.
I meant to tell you a long time ago, I have a cupboard very similar to yours and I left the glass doors off a long time ago and it displays so much better that way. I think you should leave them off!
Linda/simplycountryseasons

Sheila said...

What a nice change your room has taken on by adding the shelves. Love the display of your collectibles and treasures! Makes it all much more personal.
Great job Steve! and you to Mary....LOL
Have a great day!

Linda* ~ TheKeepingroom said...

Lookin' Good!

Phyllis said...

Hi, I follow your blog all the time and appreciate the comments and pictures. Where do you get your boxes. I have been looking for a source to buy for a while. Thanks, Phyllis tymespast@live.com

Andy said...

so sorry to hear about the lake in your laundry room! I only have 1 child but between her and my husband I am constantly doing laundry so I can feel your pain! I love your boxes do you sell them?

Carmen at Primcatshouse said...

Lookin good! Love the cabinet with no doors!

Carmen

Katherine said...

I just love your dining room. The cupboards are simply great, and I love all your goodies, specially' the three bonnets. Sorry about your flood-hope clean up isn't too awful.

~Ktaherine

Anonymous said...

Pat Catans does have a lot of those
boxes.

Pamela
Wooster OH

colonialhomestead said...

Hope you dry out fast. The colors you used for the boxes is so nice. I like how you put them in the shelves too. I think keep the doors off. The sewing cabinet in front of the big window is perfect there. I like the thingey on it to. Everthing blends together so nicely.

Tina said...

Sorry bout the lake in the garage. Hope that's resolved soon. Your projects are looking great!
T

Angie Berry said...

Oh no, that is SO not good! Sorry you are having to deal with that. It's almost impossible not to use much water when there are kids in the house-- the landlord must not have kids, ha! Hopefully he'll be right on that and get it taken care of fast for you.

Michelle from Grannie's Pantry blog was saying she got some of those boxes from Pat Catan. We don't have one of those stores around here.. I wish we did! I love all the different colors you used on them. The way you placed them with the different shapes looks neat too.

You're still working on placement?? That's a shocker. Haha, I'm totally just kidding!! That's the fun of it all... right?

Don't have my CS yet. I'm anxious for it!

marie said...

Your home is so warm and inviting!
The cabinet looks great without the doors!

There Is No Place Like Home said...

wow this room turned out wonderful the shelving unit really makes all the difference I really like it!!!