HAPPILY EVER AFTER

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Friday, May 24, 2013

THIS ONE IS FOR DAN!

Please read the pps at the end of this post!!!

Dan is one of our neighbors!  He loves to read my blog!!!   Surprisingly a few men enjoy reading it!  I had no idea how much Dan enjoyed it,  so much so that he has challenged others to a Patty's Epiphanies' Trivia!

Last night we were at a fun Thirsty Thursday at our Golf "Club" House and he mentioned that I hadn't put up anything new.  What was wrong with me????
I had to do something, and fast!

It just so happens that yesterday MC had a full day of "work" at his new position as MC  "Master Cart Boy" at Sams.  He was gone the entire day and I was home with no wheels.  I was in jail!

So what does Patty do when she's "stuck" in the house?  She goes wild.  I threatened MC when he left that things "might" change......he was prepared......

I decided that the table I was using for my "desk" in the kitchen was too large for the space.  I also didn't need an 80" x 30" desk.   Actually I don't need ANY desk!  I don't need an OFFICE!  All I do is manage a few social activities for our neighborhood and write this Blog!

 In the Great Room was another similar table, but much smaller....60" x 20"!  I measured,  and the large one would fit exactly in the Great Room Space.....so I switched them out.  I have ways to move things EASILY!!!  That was done in 10 minutes!  I also decided I wasn't crazy about the chairs we were using as kitchen chairs.  They were extremely uncomfortable and not the right look for this house.  They were purchased years ago for another house.....So I put them in the closet and just left my Wing Back chair.  We can use the Dining Room to DINE!

Both worked out great!



Large table now in the Great Room
 

 By the way, MC made BOTH tables!!

You might have picked up on the fact the large rug with the great circles is NOW in the Great Room..
I loved it in the Dining Room.  It's really a toss-up.  It's perfect for both rooms!


I got this brilliant Epiphany that I wanted the rug back in the Great Room.  I had given up with the flokati rug under the cocktail table.  I had no way to clean it!  The vacuum ate it up and to move the large cocktail table off and shake it was simply too much work!   So it's now in the closet with the kitchen chairs...they will show up somewhere someday....I promise!

So now I had to get the rug from the Dining Room back into the Great Room!  Easy! Hardly?
I could not move the table an inch.  The base is light, but the top is a 60" round glass beveled piece that is too much for me to handle, both in size and weight.....alone.....BUT.....MC is at WORK!    

I thought to myself I was not going to let this get me!!!

So YES I somehow got that glass top off the base.  I have no idea how?  So it's now on the floor ....still on the rug.  I slowly inched it in a circular motion until it finally was off the rug!  Then I was able to roll up the rug and pull and tug it into the Great Room.  Done!!     I was afraid MC might come home and walk on the glass table top before I could warn him.  I covered it with scatter rugs and the Dining Room Chairs to act as a barricade.


I had a time line.  I wanted to leave for Thirsty Thursday by 4:50 and I needed to shower, dress and all that good stuff.

So working at full speed and with a mission, I got the rug positioned in the Great Room and put back all the furniture that was pushed out of the way!




Some time a couple of days ago the wire on the Christening Dress broke and it needed to be fixed.  Again as long as it was down....why not try it somewhere else........
New place...this is a trial....but I like it.




And the Spare Tire Mirror?  It's back over the mirrored table in the Foyer...



SO HERE ARE THE RESULTS









I made it to Thirsty Thursday with time to spare.  MC met me there.  Thank goodness he didn't stop at the house first!!!  Although he expects anything to happen if he leaves me alone!!!

I wasn't going to make a Post with this...figure you all have seen me do this over and over.....

BUT AFTER DAN BEGGED FOR SOMETHING NEW..... I HAD TO....
Dan you are a Dear!  Love you Guy!

Patty  
ps Mentioned to MC that the next BLH purchase might be a 12 x 12  for the Great Room and put the "circles" back in the Dining Room....Could take months....  Sams doesn't have Executive Pay!!
pps......We put the rug back in the Dining Room.  With MC's help it was a breeze and took 10 minutes top to move everything off ....move rug back to Dining Room and put everything back.
We will be ordering a carpet to size from broadloom ....hope to find one with a "color on color pattern with texture....of course in Black to have all the white POP 
ALL THAT WORK ....AND IT'S BACK WHERE IT STARTED!!  GO FIGURE....
HAD TO "SEE" IT.
BUT THE TABLES ARE STILL SWITCHED AND WE LOVE THEM IN THEIR NEW PLACES.! 

27 comments:

  1. Omgosh! I can not believe you moved all that stuff by yourself, you are amazing and I love it!! Your home is so sophisticated, love all the black and white. Love the Christening gown moved to its new spot.
    xo Kathysue

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    1. Thanks Kathsue....I wasn't sure about the dress.

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  2. I love seeing the changes you make- I'm glad you posted about it! You make me itch to start switching things around; it's so much fun!! Oh my goodness, and the new spot for the christening gown is my favorite! It looks so pretty there with the drapes on either side of it.
    You guys have a great Memorial weekend Patty!

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  3. Well Missy, I can't believe you moved that huge glass table top by yourself! I have one I use for staging and it is a bear for two of us to work with. Girl, you could have done serious damage to yourself! Bravo to you! Your changes are wonderful. I'm with Brooke--my fav is the christening gown. The drapes 'frame' it. MC's tables are terrific. He is a jewel! Please always post on all of your updates. I love your home and it is fun to see you reposition items. Happy Memorial Day to you and MC!

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    1. Thanks for all the encouragement....I had no idea that the table top was going to be so hard. I moved it once before...I rolled it like a wheel. Couldn't get it going right this time?

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  4. i like the changes!!!! especially the "office" area!

    please don't move that table again by yourself......... we all live to far away to help grandpa care for a crippled you!

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    1. OK...I promise. I can't believe I didn't kill myself! So glad you are OK with the changes.

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  5. i love the new office area, too! love that chair! and oh my are we alike.... i do the shuffle all the time when left to my own demise! muah ha ha!

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  6. I love all the new changes you made especially the christening gown. But be careful though, don't move heavy things on your own because you can easily injure yourself.

    Have a good Memorial Day weekend!

    P/S: I have an exciting news to share. Check it out and let me know your thoughts!
    http://www.mixandchic.com/2013/05/exciting-news.html

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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    1. I will be careful in the future. I had no idea how much trouble I was in...

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  7. As a former owner of glass tables I have to chime in with everyone else in having help when moving them. I wish I could bottle your energy Patty!

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  8. I can't stop my "mind" with it's ideas!!! Then I have to act on them...with no patience! I want to see it now, not tomorrow! I must learn to curb some of these actions of what I think is possible!

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  9. Patty, I need you to come help me! But you don't have to move furniture....we'll get Tom to do that :) Looks fabulous!!! Have a wonderful Memorial weekend. Loi

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  10. That's the best compliment EVER!!!
    To "help" you------GOOD GOLLY GEE!!!!
    Have a Great Weekend Dear Friend

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  11. Kimberly Lemmon has left a new comment on your post "THIS ONE IS FOR DAN!":

    I am the same way. Sometimes when I get an idea to change things up I want it to happen right now! Glad that glass top didn't get away from you. I have one that's 42" and that thing is heavy!!!

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    1. Kimberly's comment was deleted by error!!! I was able to "copy" it and add it in.....
      Thanks Kimberly.....
      I am so sorry. We were at the Theater when the comment came in and it accidentally was "deleted".....can't do two things at once....old age thing!

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  12. Shut yo mouth.....moving that heavy glass table....I agree with everyone else. That was dangerous��. I do like that black rug in the den.....you might try Myers Carpet to score some inexpensive cut yardage.

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  13. Will check them out...thanks for the suggestion.

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  14. Your energy is outstanding! I think you suffer from the same wonderful disease I do...I love a great update! Nice job- everything looks fab!

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    1. OK I have to admit I guess it is a disease!
      But a disease that's fun!

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  15. You are so cute! I like the switcharound!

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  16. I like the circle rug in the den...

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