Hope everyone had a great weekend - I left you with quite a depressing post on Friday - feeling a little guilty about that today - really - who wants to come read about me crying?
Wouldn't you much rather read about John and I fighting?
Ok - nix that - because we're really just a couple of lovebirds ( proof HERE )
Our latest episode started with my love of built ins.
( well other then the downstairs bathroom - and the mud room - and the dining room and .................)
Isn't that just lovely? Feel free to pin it for inspiration if you'd like ( I'm not watermarking it so go right ahead and claim it as your own - I'm okay with that :)
They were built to go around the heating coils.................heating built ins - awesome!
( as you can see we haven't lifted the last layer of linoleum off the floor yet - that'll be the last job and it's the one that's filling me with the most dread because I think the floor may have to be replaced )
Want a close up so you can DIY them for yourself?
Window screen stapled on to baseboards - BRILLIANT !!!
These people should have had their own show !
( I always feel a little bad when I show this house - because people did live here - and obviously did love it and I'm looking at something that was most likely done in the 60's or 70's - with 2014 eyeballs - but still -
really - this is just hideous )
Anyway I digress..................
While we were working on the plank wall - I rested one on top of it while helping John as he was installing the last piece and noticed it fit ( width wise ) on the heating " built ins "
Suzan says excitedly - OMG - I have an idea !
John says - CAN WE FINISH WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON FIRST, DO YOU THINK?
Suzan says - Just put that wood down for a sec - and listen to me!
John says - DO YOU WANT THIS WALL DONE OR NOT - I'M NOT STOPPING RIGHT NOW !
So I patiently waited until he finished the last plank and then pounced on him ( figuratively - but I should have done it literally - the day might have turned out differently )
Suzan says - I want to build built-ins over those heating thingamajigs
John walks out of the room
Suzan says - Wait - it's not that big a deal - we can just do it with these planks of wood ( which are currently on sale at Home Depot )
John says - ARE YOU CRAZY? REALLY - ARE YOU COMPLETELY CRAZY?
Suzan says - No I'm not - it would look soooo pretty - and then while we were at it we could just redo what's currently there - so it would all look like a feature on the wall !
John walks out of the room
Suzan says - I promise you John - this is a really good idea - and it won't cost much at all
John yells - THERE'S A BLOODY WINDOW ON THAT WALL !!!!!!!!!! AND we're talking about fence planks here - not proper wood !!!
Suzan says - Well that's the beauty of it all - it's cheap AND they'll be surrounding the window !
AND so we started....................
I really don't know why they look so narrow here - they're 5 inches - which is enough for a great deal of our books ( not the large ones but we have enough bookcases for those ones ) and cd's and lots of decor -
John professed his love for me non stop while cutting up the wood.....................and how much he adores the ideas I come up with - he even hummed " Evergreen ".
( well that's how I translated his words anyway - a lot of them were illegible )
I hung up the mirror while he took a potty break.......................
John says - OK - it's too damn much - you're decorating this NOW?
Suzan says - No - but I want to build the shelves AROUND this - so there's always room for a mirror or artwork
John says - I THOUGHT YOU WANTED STRAIGHT SHELVES????????????????
Suzan says - I DO want the shelves to be straight
John says - Don't be a smart a$$ - you know exactly what I mean -
Suzan says - But you need to know the plan ( this was extremely hard for me to do on pic monkey - hope you guys appreciate it because it's all I have to show for now )
except I'll be painting them white - along with the new heater covers on the bottom
anyway we got as far as this
before I ran to get a couple of books ( to see how they fit - measure twice - build once type of thing )
and then all
In fact he was so emotional about it all that he
So my built ins are on hold - but this WILL continue !
I called out for him - and there was no reply - looked all over the house
Love, soft as an easy chair - this is the easy chair he used to
( have a good rest honey - we've got some work to do when you wake up )
But I sat there watching him - he looked dangerously close to tipping over at one point -
You see? Desperately in love - nothing we wouldn't do for each other!
Love, fresh as the morning air
One love, that is shared by two
I have found with you......................♫ ♪ ♫
Have a wonderful day everyone !
I'll announce the give away winner as soon as the book arrives - it's usually quicker than this !
So if you haven't signed up you probably still have a day or 2 for a chance to win - you can see it
P.S. I had to get his permission to post this pic............and he said
He can't say no to me!!!
I'm blessed !
Love is grand !
I don't care what people say about reno's driving couples apart - it seems to only be bringing us closer together !
Give me a wood plank - and I'll find something to do with it! ( other than bonk each other over the head with them lol )
Have a great one ♥
I'll be sharing at these fabulous parties !
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Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson My Turn For Us Simple Nature Decor
Funky Junk Interiors Be Different Act Normal One More Time Events
Life on Lakeshore Drive Redhead can Decorate That's what Che said
Between Naps on the Porch Sand & Sisal Knick of Time