Tuesday, May 26, 2009

"Stinky Carpet", treasures and More...oh MY

Garden Fairy...make a wish...
One of my Garden Angels :)


Above are the ATC/Tags that I swap with Pearl, Kathy, Twyla and Lindsey. Aren't they WONDERFUL. As you can see, the theme is Flowers!! Love them Gals!!! You do great work.

Above is the Chickadee that lives in the birdhouse below him. It has a little worm in it's mouth as there are 5 little babies in there. This is the 3rd year that they have nested here. I haven't seen any babies leave the nest.









Above...Old, dated and ugly core door...the reflection is from the mirror...

Hubby wanted "solid" oak doors.....YES...he does get his way...sometimes...LOL :)



New door that needs to be stain and sealed...this is the beginning of my biggest project for the summer. I'll be updating you on my progress :) I'm the stainer/sealer...hubby is the installer.

Works out for us.








I bought a scrap book LOADED with old cards...Christmas, Valentines and Birthday. They are glued into the book and I NEED any and ALL ideas on how to get them out without recking the cards. THANK YOU!!







Here are the "stinky stairs" with the old carpet removed...YUCK.... Here is the story: Our Poor Old Scout didn't make it outside early one morning and he had the "RUNS"..... YUCK...

Hubby cleaned the carpet TWICE and it still was "STINKY"....so.... "Stinky" that I was feeling sick to my tummy...






We went and bought some new carpet and hubby put it down. It's not the forever carpet...just down now until we finish the family room that is in the lower, walk out level. That large room is a diamond in rough and we just don't have the time or energy right now to do this room. I am also painting some small furniture and will show you those later. We WORKED this weekend...I guess we thought it was "LABOR DAY".....instead of Memorial Day.

The weather has been wonderful...need some rain...
Take care....
Warmly,
Deb :)










21 comments:

This simple Life said...

I love your new blog header..

I think the new oak door is beautiful.

Sorry the bog ruined your carpet. What they heck to you feed him?

And I have no idea how to get those cards off. I say pick the one you like the least to experiment with.You could try steam.

*Noelle* said...

the new carpeting looks nice; we SO want to replace out carpet in the basement! its very thin and must be the original one from when the house was built over 45 years ago!!

love all your finds- the tags you made are SUPER cute:)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I sure wish you could have some of our rain. We've had way more than enough. Your new carpet looks wonderful. Lindsey will have a 'fit' when she sees that scrapbook of old cards! She's had to take apart several of these card scrapbooks so I'll have her email you with her tips. Have a wonderful day! Twyla

Margaret Cloud said...

Love your angles, so pretty. How lucky you, finding scrap book full of cards, and so many. The door and your basement steps look great. I love that little Chickadee, so adorable.

Small House said...

So many wonderful treasures!
(including the dog)
Have a great day.
Sandra

Rosie said...

Deb, what a treasure trove the scrapbook is! You must try removing the cards with "Un-Do". I have used it on lots of stuff and it works on just about everything and doesn't leave a stain. You can find it in the scrapbook or stationary section of most stores.
Good luck!
rosie

Rosie said...

oops, it's correct spelling is
"Un-Du!"

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Deb!!!
So nice to have you checking in on me! I have just been so behind on blogging..and with all that's going on..its been real hard for me. Not sure why.

Did I read that you had some s/p for me? I don't think my brain was working when I read it. (Seems to be the story of my life right now, lol). I will email ya, hows that?

Love your new oak doors, they will be so pretty! But what an undertaking I am sure it will be..but so worth it! And Oh can I so relate to your carpet story..before our 3 kitties, we had a very sick kitty..and when he was gone..we replaced carpet all over our main floor.

Your swap looked like something I may have to find some time to do..and flowers are so up my alley! CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!

Have a great day
Lorena

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hello,
thank you for visiting my blog. I love the pictures of the pansies! Have a wonderful day

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Oh no! Poor Scout. The only thing I have been able to find that will work on smells, is good old fashioned baking soda. I clean the pet stain, steam it, get the stain out and then poor the baking soda on it and vacuum the next day.
Love those old cards but I'm not crafty so I have no idea on how to get them out of the book. I'm sure you'll get lots of suggestions and ideas. Love the garden accents and I'm so GLAD you have a "follow" option now :0)
Hope you are all well and are having a grand day!

linda said...

You are sooo lucky that your hubby can hang doors and install carpet. We have to hire out for everything!

Poor Scout! Hope it was a one time thing.

I took Jake in the pool today. It's hot enough now that I can get him in the pool for some water therapy. Surprisingly enough, he didn't fight or scratch me. I actually think he liked it. We couldn't believe it.

Judy said...

You were busy!! I got tired just reading. I love the garden angels. I have no idea how to get the cards off, what a shame. I read once that putting something in the microwave for a few seconds loosened glue. Maybe it would be worth a try on a page you didn't particularly like?

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I love the cards in the scrape book. I wonder if you could use steam and lossen them. Just and idea don't know it it would work or not. The cards you girls made are as always so beautiful...hugs..m.

The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Deb -
Cassie @ Junk Fest has tagged me and asked me to tag 6 others. I have tagged you on my latest post. Please check it out and play along :)
http://wwwthetatteredcottage.blogspot.com/
Toni

Sher said...

You've been busy! I can't remember whether I congratulated you on your ring - if I didn't, I meant to! Simply gorgeous, Dah-ling! Do you know what kind of adhesive was used to attach those cards? (My guess would be clear Elmer's Glue - it was used for everything.) If it's as humid where you are as it is here, you might want to set a page outside for a few minutes & see if the humidity loosens the cards. Of course, you might have to iron them later to flatten them again.
Hugs,
Sher

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Followers lets you see who is a "fan" (lol) and when you post, it notifies "us" that you have a new post up and then we can all rush over and read it :0)

Donna Lynn said...

You gave me a wickedly good idea on how to get new carpet, (evil laugh inserted here)...

Wow, don't know how to get the cards off, maybe try steam like one of the bloggers suggested. Shoot, that is just sucky!

I will try and get the recipe off to you for the Berry cupcakes, they were so moist and delicious...yummy!

Take care,
Donna Lynn

Janet, said...

Your angels are pretty. I hate core doors, too, but that's what we're stuck with. We've been painting and putting down carpet in our bedroom this week. I'm sure glad we don't do this very often. It's lots of work! Hope you get to see your birdies leave the nest.

Linda said...

I love your garden fairy and angel they are so pretty.
What a neat picture of the mama bird and she has a nice home for her babies. We have some birdhouses but so far they are vacant...have a happy weekend...hugs, Linda

Kim's Treasures said...

You sure have been busy! Love all the cards from your swaps in this post and the one above this one! You sure hit the jackpot at the garage sales too! Way to go!

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