How could I have shown you my teeny-tiny kithen without showing you my favorite re-do? Silly me! My stove cover..aka 'breadboard' -- made from the top of a table! I have been crazy about breadboards and almost gave in and bought one, when my eye lingered over the top of a table that I had stashed in my den, ready to ditch because it was taking up so much room. Aha, I said, paint it black and use it on the stove! It's big and just right. So, I'm glad I didn't toss it as I had planned!
I love hens and roosters and picked this up at a thrift shop for about 50 cents. Ok, so much for the kitchen.
The tour continues in the living room. Nice size, but no hardwood floors!! Hardwoods seem to make the room. I'm stuck with carpet. (blech). I have these throw rugs all over the place becaue it's a litle tough to not spill a little paint here and there when painting furniture in an apartment! I love hard wood floors -- they really make the room (sigh) but that is not going to happen here... but at least the cat is happy because he can use them to scratch his big feet instead of my furniture!
I made a few investments in my LR -- both the sofa and the big chair cost a bundle but well worth it. The other more modest investment is my electric fire place -- it looks so real --I love it and leave it on all winter. The best thing is that it takes up very little electricity (unless I use the heating element, which I usually don't) and it warms up the room to cozy status. The mantle is real and picked up at a flea market years ago.
Let's see....what else? Hmmm, bookcases are everywhere and they are full of books (all of which I've read, really!) I am a book pack-rat, because when I teach a class, I never know when I'm gonna need one of them, but I have slowly started to thin them out and donate them. It's like giving up old friends. I've saved them all from graduate school and even undergrad, which was a long time ago! Nursing, history, communication, it's like a library in here. And dontcha love the vacuum cleaner doll? No closet space! And a local crafter made it for me.
I was SOOO impressed with Janine and Kim making such weight loss commitments today. Tomorrow, I'll post some suggestions that might help -- things I learned during my own weight loss journey. Each journey is individual, so if they help, I'm happy. But, for now, keep going Eagles!!!!! and see ya tomorrow! Dinner awaits!