Pantry ORC – Fall 2016 – Week 6

Well!  What can I say??  I missed last week.  I kept thinking I’d get a little more done, but I don’t think I did!  Then I had to go to the ER last Sunday night, and on the way I ran into a deer!  My car was still drivable so we got to the ER without any delay.  My son has been sick for almost all of the last two weeks, but seems to be getting better now.  He needed a breathing treatment and they did a chest x-ray and checked to see if he had the flu.  So he didn’t have pneumonia or the flu – just bronchitis.  Now he has a nebulizer.

EXCUSES!  EXCUSES!  I think this pantry project was just a little too ambitious for me (and my husband!) to do in real time.  I’ll know better next time!  Thanks again to Linda for all her hard work at calling it home.

Here’s the link to all the other bloggers’ ORC reveals:

www.callingithome.com/

So this is still a work in progress!  Here are some pictures:

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We were ready to paint, but then my husband found out we needed to wait 72 hours! I didn’t read the fine print – always a mistake! The 72 hours weren’t going to be up in time because he had to go and get more beadboard twice since we didn’t have enough. You can tell we really thought this through!
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This is where the toilet was. I didn’t clean the floor because we’re going to be tearing out this vinyl and putting in tile.
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My husband put the beadboard up on the walls to make sure everything fit and then took everything down so we could get started painting. I guess we’ll be doing that this week. I hope no one else gets sick and I hope I don’t have any more encounters with deer! I hope you’ll check back next weekend to see how much progress we’ve made. Thanks.

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The NEW Front Parlor

img_4836My husband painted the parlor.  The walls are now pumpkin patch.  That’s Benjamin Moore’s terracotta, I guess.  Here are a few pictures taken at night.  I’ll take some during the daytime and post them later.

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This is the bay window that juts out at an odd angle.  Just another example of Queen Anne Victorians’ asymmetry.  I don’t think there’s any symmetry to the parlor at all!  There’s my great-grandfather on the right.  (He’s in the picture!)  His doctor in Ireland told him to move to America because he had asthma.  He moved to Pittsburgh around 1921 and worked in the steel mills.  He never had any more trouble with asthma!