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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

May I Borrow Your Sofa?

Tomorrow, I am hostessing Wednesday Witches.....I couldn't invite them in with the townhouse in hurricane mode. Could I?
Wanting to make a good impression, I started clearing out the whole thing this morning.

While I was cleaning....Tessie and Zar sat in the rooftop garden relaxing and eating chocolate chip cookies.

That was the only part of the house that was habitable, according to them. I didn't want to admit it, but they were right. It does seem like they could have been a little help, but no......They didn't feel that it was their place to do menial labor.

I started at the top and worked down. The bathroom was in pretty good shape. All that is left to do in there now, is fastening everything down and getting the ceiling fixture installed. If I could only find one that Tessie will OK....

The workroom is another story. I can't install the ceiling, but I also can't take it out. I have it wired, but no ceiling trim installed to hold it in place. I did paint the back panels of the bookcase this morning. There was a bit of glued area around each of the holes that wouldn't take stain. Instead of fighting it, I simply painted the back panels midnight blue to match the walls.

The table is finished. It is all one color. I didn't stain it. I just let the walnut show through. I am not sure why it looks two toned in the photo.

Don't forget to poke the photos. For some reason, they turned out pretty small this time.

I won't bother to show you the second floor. Tessie pushed the bed and dresser out onto the floor this morning. She is starting from scratch again...."The bed is to frou frou and it doesn't match the rest of the house.".....So....Once again she is poking about in boxes and drawers looking for something that she likes better. I have a feeling that I am going to be making another bed.

She and Zar invaded Cordelia's living room this morning and insisted on borrowing her sofa...Tessie wanted to see if a sofa that size would fit into the livingroom. I think it was really because Zar wanted a place to stretch out.

Cordelia refused to let them take it unless she got to go along and see what progress was being made on the townhouse.

Personally, I don't think that she trusted the two of them to return the sofa without her watching to make sure that they did.

Size wise, it is almost perfect. Style wise, I think that Cordy is safe. Tessie wants something more mid century modern. No camel backs for her.

While cleaning out, I realized that Tessie has put her red director's chair somewhere for safekeeping again. I started looking for it, but I fear that it is going to take a few days of hunting to find it. She has no idea where she saw it last. I looked through the photos on the blog and the last time it was spotted, it was on the work table in the dreaded workroom....Oh well....Another treasure hunt to keep me occupied. Wish me luck.

For now, I have to concentrate on cleaning up the family room so that the witches will have room to mini tomorrow.

See you then.


Kathi said...

What fun to see your house! I've been wondering where you will put all of the wonderful minis you make.
Can't wait to see your mid century modern sofa. :D
Lovin' the rug in Cordelia's place and the slate floor is awesome!
Sure wish I could join your Wednesday witches meeting. Have fun!

Clara said...

Me encanta la terraza de relax.
Parece que Tessi es cabezota y seguro acaba llevandose el sofá. Los cambios son buenos, aunque sean minis.
Besos Clara

Tabitha Corsica said...

How nice to have a like-minded group of friends get together weekly for comraderie and mini-making! I am truly envious...

Caseymini said...

Kathi, the rug and slate floor are both in the townhouse. Tessie absconded with Cordy's sofa! I guess it has been a while since I last showed the townhouse livingroom.

Katie said...

Is that a racoon muchin' on your flowers in the first picture?? Too cute!

Funny you said 'Frou, Frou'!! Cora's been calling one of our cats "Freddie-Frou-Frou" all week and it's driving the boys crazy! Makes me laugh! :)

Caseymini said...

Katie, actually, Rocky isn't going after flowers. He prefers tomatoes and is especially fond of the yellow cherry ones.

I think that Freddy Frou Frou is a perfectly good name for a cat. Tell Cora that I said so.

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