My blog is focused on what I saw, heard about, or encountered during my day. I ZOOM IN on things I find particularly interesting, beautiful, or humorous. My interests overlap and mesh in the fields of interior design, rehab, photography, architecture, color, and anything painted. Throw in salvage, bargain hunting, recycling and that summarizes what you are likely to find on this page.
Same fireplace...different time....different mood. I inherited the chairs from Grandma Riibe. They needed a makeover so I attempted the reupholstery myself but burned out after doing one. So I enlisted a neighbor to do the second one. Slight miscommunication resulted in the fabric running horizontally on one and vertically on the other. It took me awhile to come to terms with that one. I found the lovely swans and painted them pink. The light fixture was gift from a neighbor who found it in her basement when she bought the house katty korner from mine. With a little help on the frame, I constructed the lambriquin for the window. All the painstaking stenciling disappeared under a new coat of paint.