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Thursday, 6 August 2009

Nearly Done!!!

I'm nearly done my living room!! The paint and paper are finished and the cracks are sealed. I can't believe that the chaos is almost at an end. Living in a clutter is not my idea of fun at the best of ties...but this was awful, it just took so long with constant interruptions which were unfortunately unavoidable.

I have to admit I was a little disappointed when I had finished painting and stood back and took a long look. I had decided that I wanted to go for neutral in the decor so I could dress it up with accent colours that contracted with the dark blue of our sofas. But with I looked at it with very little furniture in and all that wall... it looked.....well.....nondescript!! Bland, washed out and plain. But it's moving on....the new carpet went in...yes, neutral again, but at least a bit darker....and it started to show some promise. Not a lot, but a little.

It went a stage further today, it was bookcase building day. I have so many books and so little space, so bookcases with doors were called for. I needed the doors because I hate how dusty books can get just sitting about on shelves. I have to admit with them in place it's starting to come together...but it still needs some colour!!!! But I do feel a little stirring of pride with how it's staring to look, perhaps all the hard work will be worth it in the long run. A few more days and it will be ready to show you all!!

For now though...it's going on hold...again!!! Lilly, Charlotte and Ali are arriving any minute and tomorrow we are all taking Lilly to Paulton's Park for the day. Chris, Cheryl and Kevin are coming too so it will be busy!! A real family day out, so please...no more rain!!!! It's been arranged for ages and not something I wanted to put off...so it's down tools again.

The latest news on my mum, is great. She's recovering well now from the flu and subsequent chest infection, but she is still not up to a day trip out. That's just too ambitious!! We'll all visit her on Saturday, or should I say invade her, lol.

I hope that next week I will get back to normal (what me normal!!) and settle down into my usual routine. The last few weeks have been too chaotic and disorganised for my liking, but they have had variety, lol.

Now my gift for you before I rush off.

If you like overlays then this one is one of my favourites. It's a torn paper one that is ideal for vintage or grunge papers. There are actually two overlays in the download, slightly different tones in each. They're quite large files but well worth a look. Have fun with them and layer, change blending modes, colour...anything that takes you fancy!! Just play and see what you come up with. I always find that the more I play the better the results....perhaps that's why I take so long making things...I play too much!!! Lol!

If you don't use overlays then there's some example papers that you can snag and use. The overlays are for personal or commercial use, the papers are personal use only.

Here's one of the overlays.

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You can download the Overlays here

And here's the example papers.

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You can download the Papers here

Have a wonderful day tomorrow and think of me at the theme park!! Hopefully if the rain stays off I'll have lots of pictures too. Till next time...be good!!

48 comments:

Susie2shoes said...

Sending you sunshine from Ramsdell. Steve has the day off tomorrow so I too hope it doesn't rain. He doesn't do rain and looks upon it a a personal slight by Mother Nature if he gets wet!

I'm glad your Mom is feeling better. I'm absolutely dreading my Mom coming down with it as she is already very poorly.

Paulton's Park .. I remember it very well. I took both Jamie & Lonnie many times. It improved as the years went by. Let me know what it's like won't you.

I can't wait to see what you've done with your lounge. You do put me to shame. Although I do tend to do most of the decorating.. gardening .... shopping ... everything but work at a university! he he!

Have a wonderful weekend

Hugs
Susie
x

Susie2shoes said...

Whoops I forgot to say thank you for the overlays. Thank you
susie
x

storybeader said...

love to see a photo when you get the chance! {:-D

Jaye said...

I'm so glad to hear your mother is feeling better...
As for the decor, just throw in one more accent color with pillows, a lampshade and whatever , and it'll be a dream ! Neutral walls have always been a smart idea, for the reasons you mentioned!

melliel said...

Thanks for the overlay & papers - they look great. Have fun decorating.

ninigoesdigi said...

Wonderful overlay !! Thank you. Glad your Mom is doing better.

stamps3223 said...

I love the overlays but I get a broken link message when I try to download.

PJ said...

i think it is about time for a break for you too june, lol, you make me tired just reading everything that you have accomplished.

i am happy to hear that your mom is coming out of it and hope the invasion will help to put a smile on her face after all this icky crap.

sending you sunshine vibes for a wonderful day at the park.

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Michele said...

So glad that your mom is feeling better! Hopefully you can squeeze by without anyone else in your family getting that flu. I hope you have a fun day with Lily and company at the theme park. Thank you for the overlays!

Michele

grammadiane said...

Thank you soooo much for these great papers...i Love them !!!

Renate said...

Thank you.

Sue P. said...

Hi June,
so glad everything in your world seems to be falling into place again and especially that your Mum is feeling better. Hopefully the sun will come out for your trip - I haven't heard of Paulton's Park before but assume it to be some sort of outside theme park so you really don't want the rain!
Thank you for the great overlays and papers enjoy your weekend.
Regards Sue P.

Amberpony Creates said...

Thanks for the overlays they should come in handy.
he he he don't you just love home fix up and Guests all at the same time. LOL
I made it into the new Designer Program at SAS and have my first Kit in the store for 1 month. yippee come by my Blog for a free QP Its a lot of Country. Hope you like it.
Thanks For all your encouragement that helped me get this far.

Limar said...

These are great, thanks so much :)

VJ's Scrap Room said...

These are wonderful! Thank you so much.:)
I bet your living room will be just beautiful once you have added all your pretties to it.!!It's a lot of work..but well worth the effort.:)

Hugs,
Valinda

Sibylle said...

Fabulous overlays. Thank you so much for sharing.

Nancy said...

Thank you, these are lovely.

Laurak Scrapapatte said...

thanks a lot

Keryn said...

Thank you for these wonderful overlays June. So pleased to hear that your mum is on the mend. Have a wonderful day at the theme park - I know you will.

I can't wait to see the photos of your lounge room. I like neutral colours too and find that I can add splashes of colour with different cushions and throws.

The Deming Four said...

thank you so much!

Carol said...

Cen....Hope you have a glorious time~ xoxoxox

shydub said...

Thats a lot of job, hope to see the finish product. Btw, thanks for stopping by and nice comments, have a nice weekend to you and your family.

xashee's corner said...

thank you so very much for sharing! :) hope you have an AWESOME time!

Dori said...

So glad your living room is coming along. And it's great news that your mother is doing better :-)

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Yvette said...

Thank you for the overlay and papers.

Anonymous said...

Great! thank you, RosieB :)

Shinade aka Jackie said...

I'm with Susie on sending you sunshine! i do so hope the day goes well and you have a wonderful time!

June I do apologize for not being around the last few days. i haven't mentioned it but I have been having a great deal of back and hip pain for weeks now.

The last 2 days were almost unbearable so off to the DR. I went today...diagnosis..pinched sciatic nerve.

I just didn't want you to think I had been ignoring you.

oh I do so hope you are going to share pictures with us when you get your room all completed.

I am very glad to hear the fantastic news about your mum also!!

Happy weekend...it sounds like so much fun!:-)

Ashes said...

Very beautiful overlay !!
Thank you so much for sharing

makeyesup said...

Wow, you sure are busy, sounds like your project is really shaping up. Often to start with neutral is the best, bright colors to accent will really set the room off. Have fun on your mini trip. Glad to hear Mom is coming around, the older you get the longer it takes to recover. Make sure she doesn't try to overdo. And how did you find time to make a gift for us with all that is going on. Thanks so much, you are so very sweet.

thescrappywife said...

Fabulous overlay! Thank you!

tajicat said...

Sounds like you got a lot done! Glad your mother is doing better. I hope you have a wonderful day with family and only sunshine! Thanks so much for the great overlay and papers! :)

Anonymous said...

Sometimes you don't appreciate your decorating until you leave the house and return (that is after everything is all done) and then your shocked at how great everything turned out.

Have fun and so glad your mom is doing better that can be so scary.

Dorothy from grammology
grammology.com

Anonymous said...

I think I forgot to say it's Dorothy hoping all is well..

Tells you the good time I'm having here in Chicago.

Dorothy from grammology
grammology.com

Christine said...

Thank you for the overlay, it is much appreciated. Also thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.

Shinade aka Jackie said...

Hi June,
I am up and poking around a bit this morning. Thank you so muc for your keeping me in your thoughts and dropping off your wishes for my health.

I don't know how long I will be able to sit here. but, so far so good!

Happy Monday!!:-)

Phyllis said...

Thank you so much for sharing all your hard work with us. I love reading all your little stories and happy that everyone is feeling so much better.

Petula said...

I absolutely can not way to see the finished product! Maybe you'll give me some ideas. I need new bookshelves as well... maybe you can build some for me. :D This may sound silly, but I didn't know that having doors on them minimized the dust. Hmmm??? Now I want shelves with doors.

suruha said...

Here I am playing catch up, again! I likes the overlays! I love playing, too, so, don't feel bad. That is the best fun of all. I would not like this craft if it weren't for the time spent 'playing'. Perhaps, we should call it "constructive experimentation", or something. LOL "Project experimentation"! LOL

Anyway, thank you for the overlays.

Hugs to you,

Su

XenaKM said...

Thank you so much for fantastic overlays!

Marif said...

Very cool paper, thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful ripped paper - thank you!

Alison said...

thank you so much :)

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Anonymous said...

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