I'd like to start today off with an admission of a
I've been sewing up a storm lately, making slipcovers that I will be showing off within the next week or so.
MY THREAD KEPT ON BREAKING!!!!!
I LOVE MY BABY LOCK SEWING MACHINE!!!!!
And was very disappointed in it.
I felt it was letting me down.
I thought I was going to need to bring it to the doctor.
THIS WAS NOT GOOD TIMING!!!!!
I STILL HAD ANOTHER SLIP COVER TO MAKE!!!!!
oy oy oy oy oy oy oy oy oy oy oy oy.....(etc.)
I'm sitting at my sewing table.....
banging my head against the edge.....
and I think to myself......
"Betsy, have you done something stupid?????"
And I answered.....
So I took a deep breathe.....
pulled off the top thread from the machine spool.....
and took a long hard look at it.....
clear as day!!!
which is a lighter weight, not as strong, etc.etc.etc.
i am an idiot, i am an idiot, i am an idiot.
So, if or when you do something stupid,
I'm keeping you company.....
Now, back to my cabin on Lake Sunapee!!!!
Today's post is the last one of this story.
(I think; one can never be sure, can one?????)
Off the master bedroom of my new addition was the
You can see that this is the third room I used the
Osborn & LIttle star wallpaper.
Each room had a different color way.
Steven Tyler's wife, Teresa and I
both felt somewhat passionately about this color!
We put it in her house too.
I wouldn't think an ochre wallpaper would have appealed to me, but there was just something about this that resonated inside my tiny brain.....
I had fallen in love with this
Belle Epoch sink,
at the time it was a "new" look for a vintage bathroom,
and I was hot to get my hands on one for my very own!!!!
Now, I have a nice set of legs, but check these babies out!!!!!
For a medicine cabinet, I had my carpenters hinge an old mirror I found on a wooden box and set it into the wall.
Some of the box had to protrude from the wall, so the the door could swing open.
For lighting I had a pair of sconces installed, and I set two somewhat similar lamps on the chest of drawers on the opposite wall.
This way I didn't need to put in any overhead lighting, as the ceiling was very low.
There was a massive boulder under this part of the house,
so rather than use dynamite,
I raised the bathroom floor by 8",
creating a step up into the room.
There was enough space for a longer than average footed tub.
I had a fantasy of submerging myself in deep hot sudsy water, lolling away in soothing bliss.
So I went were any self respecting hedonist would go who has the hots for renovation.....,
THE PLUMBING SALVAGE YARD!!!!!
I found this beauty that was 72" long.....
I know the sink had great legs, but I also get weak in the knees for a nice set of feet!!!!!
They were something a little different
from the standard ball and claw foot of your typical old tub.
I had the outside of the piece painted a dark bluey green and
Bob's your uncle!!!!
Now let me share some words of wisdom with you guys.....
This is for women as well as men.....
Longer isn't always better!!!!!!
Now I know why most tubs were 60" long.
That's the perfect length for someone Betsy size.
(that's a new unit of measure)
You needs to be able to brace your feets against the bottom of the tub,
otherwise you slip under the water,
and that's not a fun activity.....
it causes bad side effects.....
Another thing to pay attention to is the placement of the overflow hole!!!!
If it's set down low.....
even if the tub is deep.....
YOU CAN'T FILL THE TUB UP ABOVE THE OVERFLOW DRAIN!!!!!
So there I was....
trying to plug up the hole.....
So that I could have
at least one time, a fantasy soak!!
Then I learned my next lesson!!!!!!!
A big tub takes forever to fill!!!!!
by the time you've plugged the overflow,
waited for the tub to fill,
and climbed in.....
YOU MAY FEEL THE WAY I DID, AND JUST HAVE BEEN
THE WHOLE MAGILLAH!!!!!
But while we're talking about the tub.....
Isn't the shower curtain purty???
It's more Cowtan & Tout fabric.
I used all Cowtan & Tout on the lower level.
Repeat after me:
You can never have
too many cabbage rose fabrics!!!!!
The bathroom was large enough to hold a piece of furniture.
Across from the sink was this wonderful painted chest.
The window on the left opens up onto the study, as this is an interior room. It is directly opposite the study's French doors,
so the view from the bathroom, even though it's through another room, still is of the lake.
I was able to snag this chest of drawers before a local antique store stripped and waxed it.
It was in the pile of things to be stripped!!!!!
I KID YOU NOT!!!!!
People are out of their freakin' minds, I tell ya!!!!
I think it's gorgeous!
I bought the oil painting for a song because it was ripped.
The guys in the stores up around Lake Sunapee thought I had a screw loose because I never minded that the paintings were ripped.
THEY WERE CHEAPER THAT WAY....
SO WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE!!!!!
I had a collection of fish plates that I hung around the painting, continuing the lake/mountain theme.....
As I mentioned earlier, I used the little lamps on the chest as part of the ambient lighting in the room.
They were controlled by a switch at the door.
They are a sort of pair, they are similar, but not identical.....
For added height, I used my old trick of placing them on a stack of books.
Here's another cropped shot, I've already covered everything, but I may as well share this, as I have nothing else to do with it....,
So that's it for my Sunapee Cabin.
As I said, I sold it 10 years ago, but one of you eagle eyed readers pointed out that it is back on the market.
I sold it completely furnished,
so I don't have any of my bears
If you keep your old stuff,
you can't buy new stuff,
and then where would the economy be?????
I am patriotic!!!!!
That's why I buy so much @#$