Saturday, July 12, 2008
Before and After
Wow, it's done. It looks so good. We almost forgot to take an after picture, before I started filling it up again with all my stuff. In addition to being our laundry area, this room holds some of the spill over from my studio. After the "flood", DH said if it's worth doing, it's worth doing right!
He replaced the shelves, the outlets, the baseboard, the drainage pipe for the washer, patched holes, replaced wallboards, added trim, took out an old heater, and primed and painted everything. He put tiles in the window sill and in front of the door that leads outside .
He replaced the wobbly garment hanger with sturdy shelf and rod. I can't even remember all the stuff he has done. It's been almost three weeks and he's done. Thank you so much, hubby...you're the best!
While he went to play music this morning, I decided I would start reorganizing while I did some of the piled up laundry. One problem, the washer wouldn't spin. After wringing a load of whites by hand and getting them in the dryer, I was sorta at a standstill...so
Since I have a PMC (Precious Metal Clay) demo to do at the library next Saturday, I got out my supplies and practiced a bit on that. Here is a sneak peek:
We are also going to be working with polymer clay at the meeting so, I played around and made this awesome transfer. I couldn't go wrong using this subject:
I did a transfer using a black and white photo copy that I copied and colored in with colored pencils. This was stored away after I did it and is at least 5 year old. Proof that photo copies don't have to be "fresh" to transfer. I used translucent clay, which always burns in my oven, so after soaking and removing all the paper from the transfer, I "accented it" ( covered up the scorch marks) with metallic paint and sealed it. I'm quite pleased with the result.
So that's what's been happening today. Hopefully, Monday we can order parts for the washer and get it fixed. DH was able to fool it into thinking it could spin, enough for a couple more loads. I know he must be tired from all this and I will try to make sure he has a nice evening. In the meantime remember, our friend, Roseanne Roseannadanna, said it best " It just goes to show ya', it's always something".
That's all for now. Have a great evening.