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An empty canvas

Thursday, January 03, 2013


I'm getting ready to paint another wall. And as so often happens, it's not as simple as it sounds. Before I can paint, I have to move the furniture and all the stuff covering the wall. But before that, I have to find somewhere to put the stuff that I have to move before I can move the stuff that has to be moved so I can paint.

On this particular wall we have the old garden gate that had been part of the deer fence around our garden for many years. It has a really old hand-sawn wood frame and some ratty, mangled fence wire that's survived the years. I love that old gate.

On another wall, we have the old barn door. Hung over the top corner is the rope my hubby's dad used for his horse. And on another corner hangs a rusty bunch of barbed wire that he coiled up and left on a nail 30 years ago.

Next to that is our Cabinet of Curiosities. Odds and ends. Stuff we've collected over the years. Woodworking tools, grading instruments from hubby's days as a lumber grader, an old watch and chain, old kitchen utensils, a belt buckle, a tobacco tin, an old cigar box, a set of china Collies given me by my dad when I was a kid. Not much worth a nickle but I wouldn't take a million bucks for any of it.

After all the clutter has been moved, all that's left is a bare wall, in desperate need of a makeover.

An empty canvas. Sort of like each new day.

What shall I do with it?




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POETICJUSTUS 1/5/2013 4:23AM

    Do you have a way with words . You make a blank wall sound fabulous! Can't wait to see the outcome. Blessings Sister. emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 1/4/2013 12:06PM

    Thanks for sharing your fun info. Bad Leroy Brown is adorable!

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-VIXEN- 1/4/2013 11:15AM

    Yes, please post pics when you finish. It sounds whimsical and charming!

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BLESSED2BEME 1/4/2013 10:43AM

    Yes, each morning is a new canvas to create wonder!

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MSLZZY 1/4/2013 7:18AM

    That sounds a bit like our house. We had painters
come last summer to finish the house repairs
after an explosion 2 doors down. We repaired
all the other damage first but were waiting
until I had time (LOL) or I could have the painters
come. Good thing my adjustor was very
understanding. But it is a trial to move
everything out of the way to get it done.
I am sure it will look great when you are done.

Comment edited on: 1/4/2013 7:19:47 AM

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KARIDIAN1 1/4/2013 12:29AM

    Your treasures sound interesting and fun. You could have some fun with it. Not sure how or what to suggest without "seeing" the area, but please take a before and after photo to share.

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NITTINNANA 1/3/2013 9:09PM

    What an amazing assortment of treasures! I have no sense of home decorating, so I wouldn't dare suggest what you do with something. But I sure can see that what you DON'T want to do is anything that would overwhelm all those goodies!

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BIGPAWSUP 1/3/2013 8:52PM

    You have some wonderful stuff! Would love to see the finished product!

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LOSINIT52 1/3/2013 8:43PM

    Hope you'll share a photo when it is done. I have friends that have completely redecorated and done away with these personal items in favor of what they consider more upscale decor. While I wouldn't describe myself as materialistic I am surrounded by memories and people comment how comfortable our home is. Sounds like yours is too. Enjoy your decorating.

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WALLAHALLA 1/3/2013 8:40PM

    be sure to post photos when you're done

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DEBBYNATION 1/3/2013 8:22PM

    Ohhhh I am excited to hear/see what your creativity produces!

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