Monday, November 5, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Well, when we bought our lovely little house, we were told they never used the fireplace. False. Evidently in the 80 some years they owned the house someone used the fireplace. So We got a little brave and took out a piece of cardboard that was shoved up in there. Hmmmm......
Not pretty. You can't see a thing for all the nest and crap up there.....I wouldn't be surprised if there was raccoons up there.
So we call the chimney sweep. With all the flooding that has happened in our area he is booked solid, trying to get people's fireplace clean outs clean again.......at least I think that's what he said. So in the meantime I'm looking for inserts in the off chance we win the lottery and can actually afford one....(ya know since that same flood sucked every last penny out of my wallet.)
Well, we have a Victorian sized fireplace. Great. Almost impossible to find inserts for it. Lovely. 21 inches wide. That's narrow!
(The logs you see in there are just some fake things I got Menards....they do NOT produce any heat, which is what I WANT!!!!)
So I have to think on it some more.......
Saturday, November 3, 2007
and not quite finished. With the holidays fast approaching we had to clean the cream colored carpet. It hadn't been done since we moved in last year. Well we though to ourselves, wouldn't pulling it out be just as much work? This stuff is just tacked down, unlike the stuff in the foyer and dining area that is GLUED down. If the hardwood underneath is in good shape we can put off sanding for a little bit, (unlike we tear up the other stuff.) So in the midst of four other projects I talked hubs into tearing up the carpeting with me. He drew a line the sand. NO MORE PROJECTS. This is it sweetie. That means no wallpaper coming off I guess.
Anyway....here's a picture of the floor and the new area rugs...I bought two of them......