Our Old House

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Matching Lamp and Lampshade.

I bought three lamps at Goodwill and none of them had shades. They were not built in the usual style either. One needed a tube to lengthen the part where the lampshade connected. Another needed a device to hold the lampshade on and a glass lamp shade. The torchiere needed a glass lampshade. I had an... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

The New Family Room

has new carpet, new couch, a new bookcase and a new lamps. When the curtains get put up and I get lamp shades, the only thing we need to do, is to put the books back and fix the wall paper. I also want to hang the pictures differently. Another thing I want to bring up, is the round oak table. The... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 6, 2005


we got new carpet. Tuesday we got a sectional couch. They both look beautiful and I really enjoy my new family room. Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 24, 2004

The living room

I bought my husband a leather desk chair, a lamp and lamp table, a lap blanket and a thermos for his tea. HIs favorite past time at home is reading. Right now he stretches out on the bed and reads, but he used to like to read sitting up. I don't know where I'm going to fit the chair. I found a... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004


What I really need in the house is to rearrange the furniture and add lighting. I have a friend who can do it, but I just have to figure out how much to pay him. He is a professional decorator. I need to save the big money for new carpets and floor finishing. Sign in to see full entry.

New look

I put the new curtains up and one pair of the drapes. ( I had six drapes for the window rather than two drapes because it was less expensive.) I went to the fabric store and looked for sheer cloth that would make a scarf for the drapes. I looked at every bolt and finally found one in the sale... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

New curtains

Today while I was shopping, I found some sheer curtains on sale. The curtains in our living room have tears in them where the dog jumped on them. So I bought them and put them on when I got home. The old ones were gray with dirt. It's been a long time since I washed them last. I need to dry clean... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

We can't afford to remodel.

Since we have clean and sober people in our house and provide an inexpensive and healthy environment for addicts, we could apply for a grant and get money to remodel our house and build extra rooms. We could have six addicts living here and that would be a good amount. But I would have to get a... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 13, 2004

Remodel or Repair?

In some areas of Seattle, people with money would buy an old bunalow and tear out the inside walls, put in new kitchens and bathrooms, refinish the wood floors, and redo the outside and even in some cases add on a room or a wing. That costs tons of money. It would have cost $40,000 a few years ago... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Built in the sixties

When we moved into our house, we found grandmother wallpaper, pink kitchen appliances, light green colored carpet, beige carpet and a lot of mismatched cupboards and paneling. The former owner was a cheap do it yourselfer, who did everything wrong. The eight year old roof leaked within seven years... Sign in to see full entry.

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