"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Dirty Truth

Absolutely pitiful. 
It takes my hero, Donna at FJI, to make me "gitter dun and quit stallin'!"
The Farmer does not understand the power of my blogging buds.
Why couldn't I deal with this under my own steam?!
Yeah, we're crazy busy makin' hay but...
We're not talking some elaborate creative DIY endeavor. 
No, we're talking a nasty rug that needed attention of some sort. 
Any sort.
You see, I have this leopard rug that I am way too attached to and puppy Olivia had nearly destroyed. 
It was gross. 
She was apparently sick during the night and wanted to "hide" it...
Come morning I found my cherished, all but indestructible rug, covered in nasty and clawed n torn as she tried to ball it up and bury the evidence.
I was so upset that I sprayed it off well with every chemical I could find in my organic home and left it out on the porch. 
Way  t o o  long.
I couldn't face throwing it away and didn't think it was salvageable...
Instead, in my current mode of make do or do without, I threw down a hooked rug that barely passed worked.
Thanks to Donna's admonition to get something finished that we'd put off, I DID IT!
Voila - my rug is resurrected!!! see above
(Sorry, you didn't want a "before" shot anyway!)
It'd actually come pretty clean so all I had to do was cut off all the ripped fringe and brush up the nap really well.
It's not much, but to me, in my current overload mode,  it's a lot.
As is just joining MY FIRST LINKY PARTY
Here're a few pics of the rest of the powder room ...

The wall color is actually not that gold at all. More camel/tan. Stupid flash.
I used old junk to give this new room some character; 
farm journals & a wrench off Ebay that feature my name, etchings, a baby stirrup and horse bits to hang the hand towel and hold back the curtain...
All was stuff I'd collected over time and just grouped in a new way.
My mom gave me the old medicine cabinet that had a gold (ick) detail on the mirror. 
I painted it black and added an old tractor sticker that matched. 
I love my toile handtowels but yes, they're well used n dirty...
I did wipe up after the messy short people, wash the bowls and cobweb.
Only so much I can git dun, sorry Donna!
Have another party and I'll tackle more!  ;-P
So now you know the dirt on me...
Sorry if it's TooMuchInformation! ;-)
What about your hidden procrastination projects? Have any?
Go see the more impressive works linked at Funky Junk's party.

FJI's Gitter Done! challenge


Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Funny.....love the bathroom, it looks like it belongs in TEXAS...I need to get some things done. I have been putting off doing things because it is a temporary home, but I need to get out some more paint!!!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Good for you Leslie! It's the smallest things that can make the biggest impacts in our own world.