Today is the 12th OY VEY!!! Q&A!!! Tuesday!!!
I am only going to answer questions that I feel would interest lots of my dedicated and loyal readers.
(translation: only questions I find interesting)
I know, I know.....
I am a meany!!!!!
Don't be offended if I don't answer a question you've submitted.
It doesn't mean it's a silly or stupid question.....
It just means that I've been around a looooonnnnnggggg time,
and I find
with that said, let's get on to today's story, and you can ask your questions at the bottom of the post.
On Sunday, I went over to my buddy and bidness partner, Kris's house.
I've been showing you guys her living room.
I am going to continue with that room on Thursday,
but with Sunday's experience fresh in my mind,
I would like to regale you with our exploits.
Kris and I sometimes channel Lucy and Ethel.
We take turns,
sometimes I'm Lucy,
sometimes Kris is Lucy.
When things get really hairy, we are BOTH Lucy.
On Sunday, we were both Lucy.
Kris needed help with hanging pictures on her staircase.
We had lucked out at an auction, and she snagged a
wonderful set of hand colored framed botanicals for a pittance.
We don't know why no one else bid on them.....
THEY WAS STOOPID!!!
Here's a shot of them piled up ready to be hung.
Kris didn't want to hang them without my fabulous expertise.
You think she'd have learned by now......
I have been compared to a bull in a china shop.
(but only in the nicest way.....)
So I laid them out on the stairs, to figure out how they would hang.
And I started with the bottom one.....
I measured and did mathematical equations and used a laser level and furrowed my brow.....
I had figured out how they would hang so that they would work out
I measured side to side, and from the step to the top of the frame.....
I WORKED IT OUT EXACTLY!!!!!
IT WAS GOING TO BE PERFECT!!!
Not so great.....
Thank goodness the wallpaper hid my boo boos.....
Now let me just say at this juncture....
These prints must have been hung in a hotel,
because they had to be hung on two brackets on the back,
so I had to use two nails for each picture,
and the nails had to be level.....
So my goof caused two holes in the wallpaper.....
We hang so much #$% on the walls that the boo boos get covered.....
So I took the print down, and decided
"$%# It! I would just eye ball everything, screw measuring stuff!!!!"
This worked much better!!!
So I kept on going.....
All the way up the stairs.
BUT WE WEREN'T DONE YET!!!!
We don't stop with just framed prints!!!!
That's right folks, we now hung
Kris had found some wonderful Arts and Craft style floral hand-painted plates on ebay.
They worked beautifully with the prints and the wallpaper.
So here's the first one....
Check out this plate....
OY, now I still had five more to hang....
So when I was pounding in the nail for the second plate.....
We had a leetle problem....
I guess the nails we were using didn't have big enough heads to hold the prints.
One fell off, knocking the next one, and plummeted down on Kris.
She wasn't hurt,
but more importantly,
the prints didn't get broken!!!!!
The baseboard had a little contusion, though.
Thank goodness I've gotten so good at using Elmers wood filler.
Kris is going to replace all the nails with screws,
so when her heavy footed gigantic son comes home from college,
and he goes galumphing up and down the stairs,
the pictures won't jump off the walls and commit suicide.
back to hanging the plates....
I love the combination of all the golden colors.
Here's a shot looking up.....
Here's a shot looking down.....
The plates just are beautiful.
We still have the downstairs hall to do.
Years ago I found this terrific antique settee for the front hall,
and had it upholstered in a paisley.
I just love mixing patterns.
Makes my toes curl.....
So, this is the view from the living room.
The whole house flows from room to room with these warm colors and rich patterns.
So, that's our story.
If you think designers are perfect, and never make mistakes.
all I gots to say to that is.....
So, now on to the questions.....
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