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My sweet husband works long days and weekends are always full of things to do around the house.  Yard work, tree trimming, pool clean, garage clean, wash cars or just catch up on book work for his pool cleaning business.   There is never a dull moment around here.  I worry about him and wonder if he ever feels overwhelmed.  He takes it all in stride and never complains, even though I know he’s tired.

Sundays are precious time spent together, going to church, long drives or maybe just sharing a bowl of popcorn while we binge on Netflix or watch movies.

When weekends roll around I always have a mental “honey do” list rolling through my head and most of the time I bite my tongue because I know he’s beat. But at the same time I know that he likes to keep busy.  He’s always been really creative and enjoys working on projects when time allows.

We’ve had tree limbs and old fence planks laying in our back yard for weeks and rather than suggest he spend the day cleaning, I dangled a carrot and challenged him to make something out of the materials waiting to be discarded.

As usual, my husband took me up on my challenge and blew me away with his determination to use only materials we had on hand, he went to work and after the dust cleared this was the result.


An adorable little rustic bird house.  He actually cranked out six of these in a span of 3 hours while listening to his beloved Packer game on his phone.  Gosh I love technology!  Of course the game was on the TV inside and he would take breaks every now and then, come in and watch.

I instantly fell in love with these sweet little bird houses and immediately dubbed them “rustic birdie cabins” and set about to add my rustic touches to them.  I added the wire and twine for hanging.  I was also instrumental in locating the screws for the little perching porches.  And then I had this idea…


Little feeding pots nested in a cone of rusted wire.  I had and stash of mini terracotta pots that needed a new purpose and now they are feeding pots for hubby’s birdie cabins.


Now I must tell you that I am fighting all kinds of urges to add little rustic touches here and there.  But for now this is how they roll.  Plain and simple, yet functional and adorable. I can’t wait for some sweet little birds to set up housekeeping.

Since there were so many made, I’ve listed some in my Etsy shop.  If they go quickly I bet hubby would make more.

These would make great gifts for Christmas!

peace. love. rust.




After we took our bed from boring to beautiful with a rescued mantle for a headboard,  that really only took care of one wall. We still had some issues with other areas. Those are the areas people don’t see in photos.

Yes it’s really true that all that eye candy you see on Pinterest, Instagram and DIY Home Decor blogs, is only pretty within the boundaries of what you are allowed to see. What you may not realize ( or maybe you do ) is that just on the other side of the pretty photo is usually a catastrophe that was masterfully cropped out. Sometimes it’s not so bad, maybe just a four legged furry photo bomb or minor clutter. But in my house it really is a mess just beyond the cropped photo.

But as I was saying about our master bedroom, the Vintage Mantel Headboard really turned out awesome just as I had dreamed it would. I am still over the moon about it and will probably remain that way for a long time. I’m not fond of change, especially if I finally find that one piece that I’ve been searching for. And since my mantel took years to find, I’m going to keep it F.O.R.E.V.E.R.

Vintage Mantel Headboard

I still love to make my bed and just stare at this one wall in my master bedroom.  But then I turn around and I see the other three walls.  Blagh! they are ugly.  Well the walls aren’t, but the areas are and one area in particular was just a dump.

So sad really, because I was the one who made it look so dumpy by literally dumping all those pillows from my bed, onto a cedar chest in one corner of the room.  Now I know that pillows are temporary dumping items, because in theory they go back on the bed everyday after a certain woman makes up her bed. But that’s so not the case, maybe once a week I’ll do that.  I’m trying to get better at making the bed everyday, but sometimes I don’t and then that corner continues to look like a mountain of pillows.

Now if it were only pillows, who would complain right?  I mean you have to put them somewhere so you can go to bed.  But no, I like to see just how much crap I can pile in one area before it explodes.  The other dumping items were all of my gazillon yarn projects that are not even close to being completed and yet I seem to start another one.  Each project has a tote that all the yarn, needles/hooks and the project itself, nest in while in the development stage.  Well, I have to put all this stuff somewhere, why not in that dark little corner in my bedroom where no one can see it. Including me since it all gets buried under pillows time and time again.

This is a peek at the corner on a good day.  I’ve already done some purging and gotten down to this point…

Reading corner before

I mean seriously!  Whose blanket and pillow do I see?  Even other peoples junk ends up in my room.

As I’m cleaning this out, I’m thinking what a really nice area this could be.   I can see a comfy chair and ottoman tucking into that corner quite nicely.  And then I remember that would involve shopping and spending money and that’s not going to happen anytime soon.  I have post wedding and college tuition empty wallet syndrome.  Can anyone relate?  Will I ever have money again in my life?   I know it’s really silly to be so dramatic, but sometimes this road seems endless. However, I have to say, this road is what ignites my creative fires and for that I am blessed.

No, better than that…I am content.  Content because creativity is a gift, it costs nothing to imagine, dream and create. And when you work with what you have. taking a unloved area and making it into something wonderful, it makes you feel amazing and like you can do anything!

So you want to see what I did with “zero” money in just a couple of hours one afternoon? All I did was gather things from other rooms in my house and I created this cozy little reading retreat, and I had a blast while doing it!

Grab a cup of coffee and check it out!


I’m in love with this cozy little corner.

Oh, I still want that chair and ottoman that I keep dreaming about, but this will have to do for now.

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As this Christmas season approached, I grew anxious.  Our beautiful daughter just got married in early November, then it was Thanksgiving and now…WOW it’s here!

Time to climb up in the attic and pulled down the dozens of tubs and boxes filled with our traditional Christmas decor.

I was tired. I began toying with the idea of a very simple Christmas decor this year. I was kinda feel’n the “Christmas with the Kranks” mood setting it. Minus the cruise of course.  I didn’t want to leave, I just wanted to snuggle in for a long winter nap.

and then…

when Jake was home for Thanksgiving he said;

“Mom! When are you going to get all the snowmen out? Are you going to put them up on the amoire again?  I really loved that…I can’t wait!”

OH BOY! guess that nap will have to wait

Knowing I needed some help to get me into he holiday mood

 I took a tour down memory lane of Christmas’ past.

007Christmas 2011 decor

And then I began to dream about what Christmas’ future might look like.

And then I remembered the way the Christmas “present” was going to look like! Yikes…our tree!

Oh my gosh…our poor tree!

Our tree, usually a beautiful visual of our family’s personality, adorned with a collection of handmade, antique and one of a kind ornaments, was on it’s last leg last Christmas.  Our pre-lit tree was no longer lit because all 2000 lights had died.  I was unwilling to buy another tree, because I love the one we have, it’s shape, it’s size, the pine cones.

So we removed all 20 plus stands of lights, that were meticulously wrapped on every stink’n branch.

That little task took us two days to remove all the wires and lights….then I had to put lights back on!

20 more strands of lights went back on the tree, not as perfect as the original state, but it’ll do.  And it was a heck of a lot cheaper than buying a new tree.

So now that is done and the snowmen are out I’m happy to report.  Still not the explosion of Christmas decor as in the last few years, but it’s enough to make my son’s dreams come true.

 Actually, I dream too…it’s fun to dream.

While going through my blog to get into the Christmas decorating mode and to see how I decorated in years past, I found some of my favorite photos and I realize that my dreams have a common theme

for instance, did you know that I dream of a rustic cabin life?


Nothing glamorous

  just plaids, flannel, pine cones and rust

Quaint, but not primitive



Tucked back into the woods


Running water and electricity and an indoor bathroom

Lots of windows to watch the snow fall in the winter and let the breeze through in the summer.

A ginormous fireplace, made of stone of course

A front porch is a must

2012 Christmas Wreath

I have other dreams too, like a rustic seaside cottage

A farm house

2012 Christmas Entry Hall

Land with a creek running through it

Mountain views

Enough land to rescue dogs that don’t have a home

When I get my rustic cabin someday, I’ll want to decorate seasonally and of course Christmas will be my most favorite time of all.

Dining Room Sideboard

with snowmen covering every surface

pine cones, candles and the sweet scent of juniper

I prefer traditional colors of red and green

with berries, bobbles and rust of course.

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2012 Christmas Centerpeice Rusty Bell

the occasional quirk is fun for the tree

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like teacups, antique flour sifters, water spigots and even pearls if you want

that’s what makes it personal and unique.


I guess that is why my home looks like it does…

I must already be living my dream!



“Merry Christmas”



Birds are the most amazing little home builders. Their little nests may be simple in that they are constructed with twigs, grass, hair, mud and even dryer lint. But they are architectural masterpieces that can withstand wind, rain and most anything nature can throw at them.

Sometimes they are damaged or blown down, but very few if you were to go by the community of bird homes nested in the trees in our yard. Some of the nests have been there for years and every year a new family of birds moves in, lay their eggs, hatch, feed and then fly away.



Another thing birds are really great at is recycling. Just think of all the materials used to build their nests, most if not all of it is from nature or discarded by humans.  Our industrious feathered friends are more than happy to take what we cast off and use it to build there perfect little homes.

After finding this lovely little nest in our crepe myrtle right outside our garage I was inspired to create a nest of my own of sorts.  You see, I have all these wonderful wire baskets and I don’t always have the moss or coconut liner needed to hold all the dirt in, and without it all the dirt falls out.

BirdsNest Empty Container

Because I don’t like to look at all the dead leaves laying at the base of the day lilies so I’m always picking up and discarding the dried up scapes and leaves.  After seeing that nest it occurred to me that instead of putting all this in the compost pile, maybe it can be put to a better use…right?


BirdsNest planter grass

So I grabbed my favorite rust covered wire basket, built a birds nest in it then filled that nest with some nice fertile soil…

BirdsNest Planter prep

then planted a couple of ferns it…

BirdsNest Container

and there you have it!

BirdsNest Container full view

a perfect little nest for my ferns!  I’m off to make more bird nests in a few more baskets.

Oh and the sweet little nest I shared at the top of this post is being well tended these days by the sweetest little mama bird.

BirdsNest mama




Hello, my name is Cindi and I am a rice.a.holic.  I love white, brown, wild, steamed, fried, Spanish, Saffron, dirty, pudding and as you will see, even leftover rice.  I love it all!

When I was a kid, my dad would save any leftover rice from dinner and have it for breakfast the next morning. I couldn’t tell you what he would put on it other that milk, probably some sugar, but other than that I don’t know.

I remember thinking during those times, what an odd thing to eat. I never tried it and I don’t recall him offering to share. If he’s like me, it was HIS leftover rice and he wanted it all to himself to enjoy the next morning.

Well fast forward 50 years…now I’m the one squirreling away any left over rice, so I can have it for my breakfast the next day. Unlike my dad’s, mine is a little more fancy. Well gosh, I mean after all, we now have microwave ovens and it only takes a few minutes to whip up this warm and yummy breakfast dish.

Breakfast Sweet Rice

Actually it’s so good, it almost feels like I’m eating dessert for breakfast.   I’m sure this isn’t a new thing.  People have probably been doing this since forever.  But you really don’t see or hear of many people just “loving” this so much that they share it all over social media, let alone blog about it.

But it’s seems like it should be classified as a rustic dish…rice has been around forever right?  And as you will see it’s a pretty hardy dish.  Those two things qualify this as a Rustique recipe, therefore it will be from this day forward.

Now as with most of my recipes, there is no measuring so I’ll share with you what I put in this recipe, but measuring is out the window.  In my kitchen it’s all about the pinch and dash, a little and some…I imagine your kitchen is like that too.

Maple Cinnamon Sweet Rice

Cold White Rice (any amount, the more the better and left over is preferred)
Butter (as much or as little as you want)
Almond Milk
Maple Syrup
Vanilla Extract
pinch of salt (optional)

Place any amount of cold white rice in a bowl, add desired amount of butter and about 1 tsp of vanilla. Place in microwave about 2 minutes, long enough for butter to melt and rice to soften. Add a desired amount of Almond Milk or any type of milk you prefer, add maple syrup again the amount is your preference, if you love sweet then dump it in, if not then drizzle, add a pinch of salt if desired, and sprinkle with cinnamon, stir and eat.

That’s it…sweet and simple, just like breakfast should be.

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Want to know what other leftover food I love for breakfast?  Cold Pizza is my all time fave!

What are your favorite breakfast foods?

peace. love. rust.



It’s an awesome feeling when you have sewn in that last piece of yarn and you’ve finished that long term project.

Crocheted Granny Ripple Afghan

After completing a number of crochet projects last year, Riley asked if I would make an afghan for her.  I agreed, however I gave her the assignment of choosing her colors and buying the yarn.

Her first choice of yarn color was not my cup of tea, but she was set on her choice of a pale mint and red combo.  Like I said, not my idea of pretty so I was reeeaaallly happy when when changed her mind….whew!

Her selection of pine, cream, teal and brown was definitely more to my liking and I loved that a father’s day card, that she had given to her daddy a few years ago, was her inspiration for her colors.

color inspiration for Afghan

My mister is very sentimental and saves pretty much every card he receives.  This one stayed on his nightstand for a couple of years only to be moved when I dusted, which in truth isn’t very often, but every now and then.  Now that the afghan is finished, I will put it back.

I posted this pick on Instagram last August only four rows and the first color change into the project.  You can already see the shape of the ripple.  This for some reason was very exciting for me.  I guess it doesn’t take a lot to get me excited, uh?

crochet granny ripple afghan

A week later I posted this pic after I had completed the first two of four color sequences.  At this point I was about 22 rows into the project and I found a mistake.  So about 10 rows had to come out.  This happens a lot for me.

first sequence

I know sometimes little things can be overlooked, but this mistake was a whopper and it would have messed up the whole design.  So pulling out stitches and sometimes starting over is just part of the process.  Plus I am just a little bit of a perfectionist, and it really would have driven me nuts to know there was a mistake and I didn’t fix it.

After that one mishap everything went great from there.  And then came the holidays…those can through a kink into your projects can’t they?

This Granny Ripple design was really easy to learn and it was a very enjoyable project.  I look forward to starting another one for my oldest daughter in the next few days.  I found this design on Pinterst and because the pic was pinned correctly (yay for the person who pinned it, you’re awesome) I was able to find the tutorial and start working the project.

In hindsight…no regrets but the one thing I would have done differently is the width.  You  can make an afghan as long as you want, but the width has to be set with the beginning chain.

crocheted granny ripple afghan

It’s about the width of a twin bed and it is really long.  She wanted it to cover her from head to toe.  I made it about 7′ in length.  So it more than covers her.  But I will probably make the next afghan a little wider.

In the photo below you can see the color repeat for this design.  Again this is something Riley had decided on.  She told me how she wanted the colors to change and the pattern for the repeat.   This photo shows the colors nicely due to the natural light in the room that day.

crocheted granny ripple afghan

Riley is very happy with her afghan and I’m thrilled she loves it.

Crocheted Granny Ripple Afghan

She has is stored away for her future home with her future hubby.


Big news….Riley is engaged!

We are thrilled for her and we love our future son in law.

He’s pretty terrific and he treats her like a precious gift.

Justin and Riley

Can you guess what I’ll be busy with in 2015?

peace. love. rust.


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DIY Sisal Umbrella StandThis is how this project ended up.

A pretty close picture of what I imagined it would look like.

Here is what it looked like before a zillion sticks of hot glue and yards of rope.

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Can you believe this glass container was brought home from a curbside trash pile and survived in my garage for three years without getting broken!  No kidding…we stored baseballs and baseball bats in it.  The fact that this escaped injury for that long in my possession is a miracle in itself.  I had a plan for it from the very beginning, but as many of my plans do, it changed several times.  So I’m really glad it lasted until I could make up my mind then get myself motivated to bring my plan to fruition.

Once the motivation kicked in, it felt like a race to get the supplies bought and get this thing cleaned up and completed before an accident claimed it.  Wouldn’t that just be my luck to have everything ready to go and I break it?

Oh don’t think I didn’t have a few nightmares over this project.  When I brought it in the house to wash it, I envisioned me dropping it, or banging it against the sink while washing it up.  It kind of made me crazy just thinking about it.  But it finally made its way to the table unscathed.  And then it sat there for a few more days.

Pushing my luck has never been something I enjoy doing.  I’m not much of a gambler, so I figured the longer I put this off, odds were an accident would occur and that would be the end of a really great DIY project.

I finally got to Home Depot and found the rope I wanted to use then I needed to figure out what type of adhesive would work best.  I researched and thought I’d found just the right product. But no…while E6000 was recommended, it was not.  Well it might have if I had the patience to deal with it. Took too long to dry and it has a noxious  odor, which I knew from other projects.  Turns out, I didn’t need to get all fancy about it, hot glue did the trick just fine.  And from the amount of glue I used, this was a very good turn of events.


As far as rope goes…who knew there were so many choices?  I love texture in our decor, especially the natural colors of texture.  I would even love to have a sisal rug someday.  But I’m afraid it wouldn’t hold up to well in our home.  So I really try to bring in those elements with other things, like the mop rope pillow I crocheted, or the wicker lamp shade I found in an antique shop and refashioned for an old lamp.

For this project I wanted a really nice bold chunky texture so I went with a 3/8″ Manilla rope from Everbilt.

Everbuilt Rope

FYI…this stuff will leave nice little splinters in your fingers.  Probably should recommend you wear gloves when playing with it.  For sure if you let your kiddos use it for projects.

I bought three coils figuring if I didn’t use it all I could always return the extra.

Well I didn’t use all three but I didn’t return the leftover either.  I was so happy with the outcome of this project, a million more began flooding my little brain.

Sisal Umbrella Stand crop

So readers beware!  I have more posts coming with some really fun and easy home decor projects.

This was a really easy project and it didn’t take too long to complete either.  But like I said, the splinters were an issue as was the hot glue getting on my fingers because your using your fingers to push the ropes together as you are wrapping.

Now my entry has a very functional and awesomely textured umbrella stand and I love it!

DIY Sisal Umbrella Stand

peace. love. rust

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Burlap Roman Shade

It’s pretty.  It’s functional.  It’s finally done!

This project took longer to think about than to make.  I will think on something forever before I move into “get it done” mode.

Kitchen window Before

Before this window treatment I’d never had anything over my kitchen window.  We have an arbor in front of the window that is completely covered up in grapevine during the spring and summer months.  So privacy was really only an issue in the winter.  But another issue is this window faces north and putting up this roman shade has helped keep it the kitchen warmer.  Crazy to think that a lined shade can really make that much of a difference, but it does.

We really only keep the shade down in the winter, and then only on the coldest days.

Burlap Roman Shade

Before I got the shade up, I lived with just the valance for a few months and even that was such a nice change from just looking at a plain window, even if the window is full of lush green grape leaves, and cute “bug eating” geckos at night.

The valance was pretty easy to make and install.  I just used some left over tapestry type material and a scrap piece of wood I found in the garage.  Cut the material to size and wrapped the board and stapled.  I also had some L brackets left over from our mantle headboard project, so that part of this project was really cheap.

Burlap Roman Shade

My thought was to make roman shades for the two dining room windows too, but I decided not to for several reasons, one being my sewing is not one of my best skills and I prefer leaving my blinds down and open rather than up everyday.  This of course could change someday, but by then I’ll have moved onto another preference in material and color.

I do plan on making some simple valences out of burlap and the tapestry used on this cornice board.

I found the instructions for making this roman shade on YouTube but now I can’t find the video, soooo….I will have to hunt that down, but in hindsight, the tutorial I used was really detailed and I thought rather complicated.  There are tons of videos on YouTube that will walk you through making roman shades.  A lot of the videos are for the “no sew” method.  I chose to go with the sewing, lining and installing the rods to help make the folds.  But if I were to do it again, I would opt for the easy-peasy tutorial.

Since taking these photos, we have installed a cleat to wrap the cord around and keep it locked.  That was another option I didn’t want to put into my shade, the locking device for the cord.   The cleat works fine for this window, but finding one in any color other than silver and metal, was next to impossible for me that it.  So I bought the silver and spray painted it in oil rubbed bronze, screws too.

Also, now that this shade has been up for over a year now, the nice straight edge at the bottom is no more.  You see, burlap stretches a lot and since we keep the shape up most of the time, where the material is attached to the rods inside the shade, this has caused the once straight bottom edge to have a scalloped effect.

Live and learn.

I guess it’s a good thing I like a scalloped edge

I love the texture of the burlap and the color.  So I’m a happy lady.

peace. love. rust.




We have a little niche in our den that doesn’t really serve a purpose. There used to be a wet bar there and we tore it out years ago, leaving a little area next to the fireplace that could be a nice little reading corner if I ever find a cozy chair and ottoman to nest there.

It had my cedar chest there for awhile, then a desk, now a chair that no one sits in. But it’s a pretty cool chair with a really awesome chippy shutter behind it.   It’s great for taking photos of my finished afghans, for my Ravelry project files.   Like this afghan below.  It has a sweet little story to go with it, I’ll share that soon.

Sienna Crocheted Afghan

I had plans to fill the walls of this area with family photos…but somehow that plan took a detour.  I did get one picture up and then never got back to getting that project completed.

Family Alcove stage three

All that to say, that  I was playing around with some ideas the other day and made a fun little photo collage out of my rustic tag clips and some twine.

I even toyed with the idea of making several and listing them in my Etsy shop, but I haven’t quite perfected this design, so I’m going to push it on the back burner for awhile, but that’s not going to stop me from showing ya’ll how it turned out.

I spent more time on my computer trying to locate photos of my kids and their families, than I did on this little design.  But I finally found some great pics and printed them out on computer paper in black and white.  I wanted a frayed edge rather than straight, so I tore the extra paper from around the photos, then arranged them on the photo clips.

Photo Collage

I got all five chick-a-dees up and one happen to have my mug in the photo with Jake because I couldn’t find one of him alone.  You’ll never guess who felt left out….it wasn’t Rudy.  Yep, my hubby commented on not being part of the wall of fame.  Mr. Drama!

I told him he would have pulled attention away from the other photos so I opted to leave his out….no I didn’t.  It was intended for showcasing our five kiddos and their kiddos.

Family Photo Collage

Now that it’s been hanging their for a few months, it’s sort of growing on me.  Still not sure I want to make a bunch and sell them, but I’m happy to have this one hanging in this small space in my home.

I am filling my shop with the single photo clips, getting ready for the Christmas shoppers.  They are great for hanging photos, special cards or even vintage sheet music, on your Christmas tree.  Also great for using as gift tags that people can keep and hang on their tree.  They come in sets of 24 or 12 and my customers receive a small sample package of 3 clips when they spend $20 or more in my Etsy shop, from now until December 24th.  (custom orders included)


Speaking of Christmas trees…when do you put yours up?  Before Thanksgiving or after?

peace. love. rust.




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The day began like most weekend days, coffee with my guy in the backyard by the pool.

We sat in silence for awhile, sipping our coffee and watching Rudy chase squirrels, then I asked hubby what he would like to do that day. We considered a day at the flea market…fresh air, exercise and trolling for rusty treasures sounded fun.

Then I asked how much he thought we would spend if we did go flea hopping… about $100 including gas and food he said. I pondered on that a bit, then offered up another suggestion.

What if we dedicated the next 12 hours to reclaiming the laundry room. It was a disaster and avoiding it was making me crazy.

I proposed we empty this dumping ground, leaving only the washer and dryer, and reclaim our laundry room. Staying within the $100 we might have spent going to the flea market, our goal within the 12 hours was to clean out the room, clean behind and underneath the washer and dryer, paint the walls and add floor boards that were never added when we made the laundry room/pantry larger some 11 years ago, and trim out the door going out to the garage. If we had any day or energy left, move a cabinet into the space for storage.

After two more cups of coffee and a nourishing breakfast, we got busy.

From 8am to 8pm we worked our tails off.

Putting all pride aside, this is what our 9′ x 9′ laundry room looked like.  The photos are placed in order as I turned to my left and made a full circle of the room.

I know it’s bad…really bad.  But considering this little room was used as a laundry room, pantry and my work area for making my crosses, this was bound to happen over time.

laundry room before

pantry before

work bench before

work area before

garage entry before

Man that was painful to share with you.  Even though it’s nice and clean now, it is still hard to look at these photos, but I had to come clean.  I had to let you see what it had come to, so that you could be as shocked as I was with the photos I took the next morning.

After one trip to the paint store to get one more gallon of paint (we had a partial gallon left over from painting the kitchen), a trip to Home Depot for trip boards and a quick lunch we were left with this…

w_d after

sewing corner

sink corner

garage entry after

and we had $14 left over.  Now can I tell you how sore I was after our 12 hours of cleaning, painting and moving things around?  Like so sore I had trouble sleeping.  But it was worth it because now we have a clean, uncluttered, blank slate to work with.

Below is a idea board I threw together for this area.

plan for Laundry Room

As you can see we have a way to go before we get this room done, but at least it is now functional and easy to move around in.  And I’m not so stressed when I walk in the back door.

I’ve already painted the cabinet with ASCP in Graphite, the same color as my kitchen cabs and we are shopping for a counter top.  We finished the floor boards in this area and I’ve put a table in the corner and set up my sewing machine.  I now have a sewing area!  I’m so happy about that.

Rudy has a place to eat, drink his water and store his food, without getting in everyone’s way.  And there is now a place for my ironing board! Yay!!!

I removed the roman shade to paint this window well and decided not to put it back, I love the light coming into the room and it’s a great place for this stained glass window to live for awhile.



I’ll be sharing more updates in the next few weeks.  I’m ready to get that ceiling done and the cabinet up on the wall.

peace. love. rust.


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