Monday, November 8, 2010

Opening Doors/Update On Auction

Dear Ones...if you've placed a bid on the auction for our Valorie from Visual Vamp, please read this from Laura at Decor to Adore who is hosting this auction in her own words...

There has been such a tremendous response to the online auction for Valorie aka *VISUAL * VAMP* that I have extended the linky party to run for an additional week.

You may go to THIS POST to see all of the auction entries. Shop, bid, win!!!

Or, add your own auction donation!

You can also send a direct monetary donation to a special PAY PAL account set up for Valorie and Alberto.

So, I want to thank all of you who placed bids on my table runner as my contribution to help with a good cause for our Valorie and her husband Alberto from Visual Vamp. If you haven't heard of their tragedy you can go here to read it. Many many thanks goes out to our Dear Laura at Decor to Adore who hosted this event. Please pop by and thank Laura for doing this.

So, Dear Ones, you can keep on bidding! You'll be able to place bids until 9:00pm next Sunday evening, November 14th. If you want to bid you can go HERE and go to town! Thank you. :)


Okay, I have another makeover to show you today. A few weeks ago I showed your our master bath redo and we're loving it to pieces. If you look at the end of the bath you'll see a new door with frosted glass! We're going through that door today...

Before I show you the after I must show you the before. Now hold your tiny breath and don't laugh...

We affectionately called this the 'spa room'. Can you believe it? Well, Dear Ones, before you start getting funny ideas about me just know we didn't do this! Yikes! Would you? We did enjoy the hot tub for a few years after we first moved in but then the thrill was gone! Remember our house was built in 1970 and there are all those wall mirrors again.

Don't be scared, Dear Ones, this hot tub (nasty, huh?) had to literally be cut to pieces to be taken out of this room. Well, actually this was an upstairs outdoors deck and they put in the hot tub. It was the 70s and I'm sure the homeowners were really groovy and all and having a blast in the hot tub with their friends ~ so they decided to enclose it to be private from the neighbors.;0 So we couldn't have gotten that big old hot tub out without chopping it to pieces. Well, I didn't literally chop it! :)

Here I am in all of my ashamedness snapping so I wouldn't forget the 70s look! Did you get a gander at that most eye popping feeling groovy wallpaper and the two levels of floor? Now I'll show you the afters! I love this stuff. What a gas! :)

Ta Dah!! Do you love it? I love it!!

This was the before...don't you love my window coverings? I did do this many moons ago. Little shells at every poof! I'm so creative, you know. Don't hate me!!

Aww...I can breath now!

Here's the other side of the room and the door that goes outside to a deck. Another lovely window covering I made...I know, I know, just sayin'. :) I'm gonna miss that trellised wallpaper - not! :)

Here's the after. Again, I love it!

I had to show you this. Our home was filled with little intercom boxes in almost every room. Out here in the 'spa room' was where Mr. Precious lifted his little weights and would turn on the radio and huff and puff to the oldies! He would not take this eyesore out ~ he loves it! What am I to do with him!! Well, here sits the olden rock til you drop intercom/radio to keep our minds freshly reminded of all the parties that must have gone on in here! Lord, have mercy! I don't want to even think about it! :)

Now you can see the relation of our newsness of room to the bathroom! A tiny step down and there you are! At one time the bathroom had a window that peeped out to the outside deck. Well, as you can see they bricked it up and didn't do a very good job of it when they decided to wall in the party central room. :)

Do you love it? :)

There's the pretty little frosted glass door to the bathroom and the other side of the brick wall.

Got a new ceiling fan and light. Now this is Texas and it gets hot here, Dear Ones.

We got new bamboo floors installed. I love them and they're so pretty! Can you love newly installed bamboo floors? Well, you bet your little koala bears you can! We were told they do really well in a hot humid climate. Well, these little bamboozers came to the right place! This is the area where the party central hot tub was. The floor is now one level. Now I've had some fun out here. I put on some socks on my tiny feet and was scootin' and slidin' all over the place. You know me ~ I just never want to grow up! :) Those little discolorations you see on the bottom part of the wall are wall imperfections! I scars!! :)

Now here is our huge porthole window ~ nekked as all get out!! But I love it. You can see for miles, well, um, ten feet or so out into our most tiny postage stamp backyard.

Now, what am I going to do with this newly redone nekked room? Hum...time will tell! :)

Thanks for popping in today to see me. I just love y'all and you make my life so much happier! So comment away and follow me if you want to. I don't pay much attention to how many followers I have. Well, I looked and I have over 500! I can't believe it! Thank you, sweet marvelous ones for following my silly blog! I love you! I'll have to have a giveaway soon and give back some love...hugs to you all!

I'm joining Our Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday,
Our Dear Cielo at The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday,
Our Dear Kim at Savvy Southern for Wednesday Before and After Party,
Our Dear Gina at the Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday,
Our Dear Roeshell at the DIY Show Off
The DIY Show Offfor DIY Project Parade on Mondays,
Our Dear Cassity at Remodelaholic for Friday Remodelholic
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.

I know, I know, I'm milking this. ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Turn Up The Radio

Ooh yeah
Turn it up

Come on
I'm working hard, you're working too
We do it every day

For every minute I have to work

I need a minute of play
Day in, day out, all week long

Things go better with rock
The only time I turn it down

Is when I'm sleepin' it off
Turn up the radio
I need the music, gimme some more
Turn up the tape machine

I wanna feel it and you know what I mean

Now listen
I wanna shake, I wanna dance
So count it of one, two, three
I hear the beat,
I'm in a trance

No better place to be

Daytime, nighttime, anytime
Things go better with rock

I'm goin' twenty four hours a day

I can't seem to stop

Turn up the radio
I need the music, gimme some more

Turn up the tape machine

I wanna feel it and you know what I mean

Turn up the radio

I need the music, gimme some more
Turn up the tape machine

I wanna feel it and you know what I mean, yeah
~ sung by Autograph