Friday, January 9, 2015

Interior Design

Interior Design - Round Mirror

My very own Round Mirror. I have wanted one of these for years. I see them everywhere but usually with some decorative frame and I could not justify the cost of those for myself. The sticker shock was the main reason for passing them by in stores and online browsing produced cost way more than I would invest. So can imagine the surprised look on my face when my husband walked in Saturday afternoon with this gift for me.

My very own round mirror

We spotted it on Friday while doing some touring in our home town. Do you ever do that? I will come across a quaint little shop while running errands and as I drive by I will say "Oh I want to go check that place out sometime." But with three teens and our busy, busy, busy schedules we keep I drive on by, all the while I am thinking to myself - I will get to go in someday.

Flaking mirror process shows around beveled edges
It is an older (antique) mirror you can see a few chips of the mirror backed surface has flaked off. The pretty beveled edge makes up for that though. While I am taking these pictures I noticed the reflection shows the glue rings for mounting it to this press board. They do not appear when I just look at the mirror as intended so this must just be what my camera picks up.
Cute buttons to hold the mirror to the press board

Press board and wire for hanging

For only $40.00 dollars I am very happy with my antique round mirror. Now for getting it up on my gallery wall which will need a new layout to make everything look right. I was going to do that tomorrow however I found myself under the weather this week. Yeah for antibiotics.
But I will have to reveal all that tomorrow, hopefully, anyway soon.

Love ya Connie

Monday, January 5, 2015

A group effort

Single Family Home

A group effort of all family members last Friday sure made an overall house cleaning seem quick. It's so refreshing to your soul when you are finished. I assigned rooms to individuals and listed the main chores for that room I felt needed the greatest attention. I was so happy that with their help I continued throughout the day taking the cleaning process one step further.
For instance I needed an overall cleaning in our kitchen, especially after all the extra cooking for the holidays. My youngest daughter was on task to wash dishes, countertops, small appliances that are ontop of the counters, and the stovetop. I am working with her to improve her kitchen knowledge. While she worked, I found myself helping with organizing the refrigerator, going through a couple of cabinet drawers, washing an assortment of areas that typically do not get included in everyday cleanup. Then a roast was put into the oven for our dinner and I moved on.
Now helping my youngest son with the main entry/laundry room. This is a skinny "L shaped" room and I can not believe how much stuff gets dropped in here. After removing the recycle items out to the bin, and scrubbing the floor. He was able to empty the trash, and vacuum the area rugs. We addressed a few seasonal items... like the fact that I still had two painted pumpkins sitting in the window from Halloween. Also our cooler from summer outings sat quitely along the wall while collecting our empty canning jars. Plus a tool box from a recent car repair. I said it a couple of days ago but it's worth repeating, "I am so guilty of not putting things back into their proper place."
Onto the next rooms. My oldest daughter who generally works well on her own and does not need my assistance did a wonderful job in the living room (thanks for finding the tv remote) and dinning room. However the pile of papers that needed sorting never was completed, and still occupy the dinning room table. Paper clutter is by far the worst thing I struggle with. As usual their are items that need attention from both my husband and I, so we will get to that today.
All in all I felt better, the air was lighter without the dust floating around, rooms felt cleaner, emptier, What an exhilerating feeling.