Friday, November 1, 2013

Around the Soul Pretty Casa


Hey guys...just wanted to take a break and give you guys a little peek at what's been happening at the Soul Pretty Casa...sigh.  This is the damage that was done to my floor by flooding of the convector...UGH!  So, it had to be replaced...

...which made me contemplate painting my favorite black wall...This wall has been black for at least 5 years...and you know that's a record for me...I loved it...but, I'm ready to move on.

...and since I had left over grey paint from Mini's bedroom makeover...I decided, what the hell...bye, bye black...

Love it!

again...UGH! I had to pack up and move everything out of my living room...Every time I do this, it's like moving out and moving back in again...sigh.  I'm not just cleaning a closet...it's clearing a home.  The hardest part is deciding what to part with and what to keep...then you have to wait at least 3 days for the new floors to set up and dry...before moving everything back in...

...during the down time I made new drapes...I'm not exactly happy with them...the fabric is too stiff...but, they will have to do for the winter...


...sigh.  I took a couple of pics of the room sans furniture after the floors were done...looks like a gallery...Mini really enjoyed using the room as her dance studio.

...through all the moving and cleaning...I took one look at the wallpaper that's been hanging in my hall for the past 4 years and decided it had to go...Design ADD!  ...and started pulling it down...but, that's a project for another day...it's up there pretty good.

Oh...look at the sun smiling on my space...new floor, new paint...I'm almost happy.

...scored this little puppy and almost destroyed it by painting it yesterday...didn't go so well...I'm going to give it a rest before trying to salvage it...

I'm working on pretty vingettes...

...bought a couple cans of gold spray paint and went a little crazy...
(that's a photo of Mini and I circa 2004 in Central Park at a Chaka Khan concert...sigh...good times)

It has been two weeks since it all went down and it's finally coming together...I'll soon be hibernating in style...

Live the life you dream about...I dare you.

14 comments:

  1. Whew girl you had a lot going on at once. And um, what's up with the bedroom? You teased us with that pretty blue on the wall, no fair!

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    1. Oh Sing, my friend, you have no idea...the drama I am going thru with this apartment...but, I'm up for the challenge and when I'm all done...bedroom is 95% done...I'm going to do a video tour of the entire apartment...You guys have been with me through every trial and change and I'm going to welcome you all into my home...it's going to be good...just hang in there with me a little longer...have a great weekend.

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    2. Ok I can't wait. You have a good one as well! And don't work too hard.

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  2. What is a convector? I guess I should go look it up.....I will......... Everything is coming back together and it looks good! I like the wall color! And the curtains!

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    1. Hey Lady...a convector is another name for radiator...but, it's also an air conditioner in the summer...this is the second time it has leaked...they assured me it's fixed this time...and yes, the complex picks up the bill...thankfully.

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  3. Convector = radiator?? So was this damage covered by the complex? I hope so!

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    1. Yes...covered by complex...apparently it happens a lot...they need to be more diligent about cleaning the convectors of clogs...Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

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  5. the floors look fantastic again & love those twin mirrors those are standouts!

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    1. Hi Katrina, thanks...ugh...finally getting back to normal...but, I don't have to tell you...you've been doing this for months...I'm impressed...
      Remember when I found the mirrors for $12.00 bucks each at the Salvation Army? Great find...They were in my bedroom...now they are in the living room...love that...Have a great weekend.

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  6. I love your space! You have such compelling items

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    1. Thank you lady...89% of it is thrifted!

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  7. I love the new drapes...perfect color for winter!

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  8. I was just about to ask whats up with the bedroom! Lol
    I love this new living room paint! Its gonna be so great being cozy in style for the winter.

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