| blue hydrangeas by Fatima|
I have nearly finished the Living room at Land's End
and here it is so far.
To get here though, meant that I first needed to tackle and finish the
|the new hall floor|
I had never used this product before but wanted to try it
because I wanted a Very HIGH SHINE.
|I poured it on and smoothed it out with the spatula|
|I let it dry overnight, sanded lightly then applied a second coat of the PUZZLE SAVER and let that cure too.|
|Lastly I lightly sanded the floor again with a fine grit sandpaper, wiped it down and that was it! It is both practical and durable for this beach cottage bathroom and I am quite pleased with the end results.|
Two Thumbs Up!
|the old side window idea|
|Not only was the mantle too wide|
(which left little usable space on either side of it)
but it also protruded too far into the room.
|A tight, awkward and unusable corner due to the over-sized mantle.|
|I used the frosted glass insert which fit nicely inside the opening. I then glued the brass picture frame over the opening on both sides of the wall.|
|Here's the finished porthole on the living room side.|
|I sawed off the cap with a razor saw and filed the cut edge smooth. I glued the inverted glass onto the brass sconces with Quick Grip glue and Voila!|
|And as I waited for the glue to set, I made a shelf for the dead space above the mirror and the wall lamps.|
More room for storage and display.
but now I wished to change the color of the sconces.
|So first I applied a coat of Matte Varnish to dull the shine of the gold metal.|
Then I brushed on a Second coat of Revlon's (Bronze-look)
#100 Enthrall to darken the gold metal
|After the polish was dry, I gave it a third coat of the Matte Varnish to dull the shine of the dark enamel as well as age it.|
|From dark and shiny to|
| with lots of patriotic red, white and blue|
|Back again to the sofa wall|
|and of course the cat likes it too! :D|
Margaret Taylor's floral cushion is tucked comfortably in the corner.
|Fatima's over-stuffed beach tote sits patiently waiting next to the sofa|
|Nautical gear hangs at the ready on the beam.|
|A play is in the process of being typed with a cold glass of lemonade to sip between breaks.|
|An active and busy wall in a very relaxed room which has been filled with all kinds of interesting items both practical and amusing.|
The end of this post
Till we meet again....
but next time - in the kitchen!