Okay, so my title is a bit misleading…..I don’t really have bloody knees but I do have glossy white floors. Yep….that quick ‘paint the floors’ idea that Gary had last Sunday still isn’t complete; I still have the hallway to do. I have literally been on my hands and knees since last weekend and I’m not enjoying it one little bit. I’m too old to be doing this, it’s really hard to stand back up without having something to pull myself up on, plus I get dizzy if I’m lucky enough to stand up too fast PLUS my knees hurt too badly to crawl on them to the stairs for a quick exit. This little project still won’t be finished until next week. We’re putting the bed back in on Sunday, but of course now I’ve decided to paint the dressers so they’ll look nice and fresh instead of old and tired like me. That’s going to take at least a week since I’m still uncertain as to how I want to paint them; I am truly the worst at making decisions! Since I’m pretty sure you’ve been waiting with bated breath to see the glossy white floors….I have included a few pictures. I probably don’t have to point this out, but two of the pix aren’t of the floor, they’re of the new lights we installed; I just couldn’t bear to have these pretty ladies go unnoticed. You may also notice that since adding area rugs, you only notice a border of glossy white floors. Well…that’s a whole other story. I spent half my day Monday caulking all the separations between the boards to ensure that the floor would look just beauteous when finished. When Gary came home from work, he said “you’re wasting your time. Only caulk and paint where the rug won’t be”. SERIOUSLY? That would be the difference between a man and a woman; the difference between an amateur painter and a professional painter; the difference between a man with a mans brain and a woman with a teeny tiny bit of OCD in her sweet brain. How the hell would I sleep at night knowing that the floor under our rug wasn’t as equally pretty as the floor that borders the rug? Not only that, but once this rug wears out, I would have to replace with a rug the exact size or I would be sanding and painting all over again. No way Jose! As it is, I’m seriously thinking of making Gary leap into bed so that he doesn’t walk on my beautiful rug and wear it out. Yep. That will happen just as soon as I train him to put the toilet seat down or to outen the light when he leaves a room. Never gonna happen.
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Hello! My name is Arica, and I’m going to apologize ahead of time for my story being a sad one, but this my journey. I am now in the process of repurposing my life after a life changing incident. My husband and I we were expecting our first baby September 2013 and we couldn’t have been happier. On August 5th I went into labor; we arrived at the hospital only to have our dreams shattered with the news that our baby had no heartbeat. A few hours later I delivered our baby boy and we named him Tobin Shane. He was so tiny and so perfect. We held and kissed him, memorized his sweet little features, and told him that we would look forward to holding him again one day in heaven. Months later when I was able to sit in the nursery; I thought of all the work we put into making a perfect little place for our baby. My plan for the nursery had been to find gently used vintage pieces; a glider and dresser to modernize and revive. So with the help of my mom and a few tag sales along the way we did these things. The vintage pieces we found were such good quality they just needed a little TLC; my mom helped us refinish them and they are stunning. At this point I knew I needed something to focus my attention on; an outlet. I discussed my thoughts with my mom and she had the same feelings so we decided to put our creative energy to good use! So the hunt was on for the perfect pieces to revamp and revive! Things seemed to fall into place when we happened upon the perfect space for our studio and workshop… it’s even big enough to hold paint classes down the road. But it needs lots of love! Please share our blog with your friends and family! Your thoughts and feedback will continue to give us motivation along the way. We continue to work our full-time jobs during the day & our tails off at the workshop in the evenings. Our dreams are to take cast-off, unloved furniture, revamping them into beautiful, stylish pieces once more. My momma is quite talented, she can help give a new perspective and show potential in things you might have passed by at a resale shop, thrift store, or tag sale even! I will post pictures & updates along the way…..thank you for your support! ~ Arica & Pamela View all posts by Alter'd Relics Design Studio