As a teacher, from August until June I am focused on keeping it between the ditches. I am up at 5 am, I do paperwork (pay bills, check blogs, monkey with photos, look on Facebook to see what
When I come back home at 5 pm...I am exhausted. There is supper to make, clothes to throw in the dryer, papers to grade, drinks to pour...and overwhelming exhaustion.
House projects take a back burner during the school year because my weekends are for cleaning and small projects and maintaining the booth space and making my list. My list of summer projects.
|I just LOVE a cafe curtain! Does this make me seventy-eight years old?|
Here's what I accomplished: painting the hallway and dining room while watching (listening to) Midsomer Murders.
|My sister made this as a wedding present for me. She was only 15.|
|She is a really awesome sister.|
I had wanted to paint the dining room for awhile, as the paint had either yellowed (old house) or it was originally kind of a wonky off-white. As I was already painting the hallway, it made sense because the dining room is really just an alcove off the hall. It didn't take terribly long, as it has only three walls and one of those has a huge mural.
|This is where I keep my DPS|
|My sister did this one, too!|
|This is how I made the chairs look|
I took all the artwork off the walls, and replaced the paintings with the counted cross stitch pieces my sister made--one for my wedding and one she made for my mom. I like the way they don't weigh down the space as the artwork did...the heavy wood pieces lend more than enough weight to the space.
|New chandy from Joss and Main|
Last year we replaced the black Early American chandelier with a more interesting chandelier. The large scale better fits both the larger table and the vaulted ceiling.
Of course there's the obligatory DPS like the biscuit barrel from Grandma Flossie's house and a lamp in the style of Moorcroft.
What do you have on your to-do list for next summer?