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Sunday, July 13, 2014

What I Did on My Summer Vacation



Friends and Kitties!

Sheebie here.

So, last week Scott while was gone on vacation and I had the house all to myself!
It was verreh, VERREH nice.
An uninterrupted orgy of book-reading happened.  
The house stayed TIDY.
I went to bed early and slept late.
Bliss.

Of course, I had the whole The Baby Surgery ordeal, but other than that anxiety (which was pretty much done with by Wednesday) I had such a relaxing week, and I finished Annie Sloan painting/waxing my step back cupboard...plus I did the table!  Bonus.  I took some quick phone pics before I left for work to show you the finished project:
I'm going to start on the chairs next week.  The legs of the chairs and the feet on the table are going to be painted black--I realized that the cream paint shows scuffs far more than I like, so I'll do a two-tone theme, and maybe stencil the table-top as well if I feel adventurous.  I'm just thrilled at how nice this turned out.

The other thing I did while hubby was gone was purchase a new, inexpensive, sectional sofa.  It's one of those "bycast-pleather" made-in-China dealios but with 13 cats it makes no sense to spend a lot of money.  I was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable it is, and the seat height is good so that Scott can get up  from it easily with his dicey knees.  The kitties moved in immediately, and you can see I made it all snuggly for them with the Leopard Binky.  Spoiled brats.
(Pay no attention to the blue towel over the bicycle.  That's where Scott drapes it when he comes in from the hot tub and short of thwacking a rolled-up newspaper on his rear end I don't think I can break him of the habit...*sigh*)

I also ordered the rubber cove base for the walls--that's the last thing we need installed to complete our redecorating project.  Hopefully by the end of the month it'll be done.  Scott says our house feels so nice and cozy again and I agree.

Did I mention the sofa is really comfy?
(and that Scott will pay?)


Happy Sunday!

XX  Sheebie  XX

46 comments:

  1. You house looks like a magazine! In the best lived-in + comfortable way of course!) But lovely and inviting. I think it would take more than one cat to keep you down like that....

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  2. Rupert (yes?) looks mighty comfy too. The house looks great! Congrats on finishing

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  3. And TBT thought HE did some werk last week. HAH! Doesn't compare ta what you did!

    He says "wanna visit us an refinish our 28 year old cabinet doors?"

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  4. OK so I"m loving the cat art on the wall :)

    Thank you for the tour of the house, it is lovely.

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  5. Your house is nicer than our house (message from the boyz).

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  6. You rocked the Annie Sloan paint!
    The sofa looks ace, too.
    Don't you just luuurve a productive week??? concats!

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  7. The new look of the table and cabinet are awesome! But the sofa is the best - and so very kitty-friendly!

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  8. Your house is so clean, so tidy....... How do you do it with 13 cats and another human ? I am in awe. And no we can spell, us Europaens - just cannot type!

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  9. Your home looks lovely and looks like the cats approve of the new sofa. :)

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  10. TIDY ! This word has been conquered in my house ...tee..heh..my mom & dad, they glue together :)

    Your house looks cosy, and the comfy sofa are MUST !
    And I love Rupert pie on you...really cute !

    Happy Sunday !
    xoxo

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  11. It all looks fantastic, great job! Love the sofa too.

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  12. Great results! Well Done! And that sofa looks perfect!!!

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  13. The Staff says she wants to move to your house!

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  14. The table and buffet look terrific, awesome job. Gees, anything I try to do as a DIY fails miserably. LOL. No talents in that department.

    Great-looking sofa too, plenty of room for humans AND cats! :-)

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  15. I love your step-back and table. What a great job you did. I didn't realize your home was open-concept. Love that. Audrey wants to come play 'chase the mouse' 'cause you have more floor room than us. She wants you to call her. Your sectional looks very comfy and I see it has already had a work-out. :)

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  16. Great results on the step-back and table. The head peep is never brave enough to do that. We have a coffee table that is antiqued with gold paint that she it itching to do something -- anything -- with, but she keeps chickening out. Your results are pretty inspiring, though.

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  17. Sectional is pee proofed to the max..great job!(That's what we've gone for...'faux' leather)
    I'm interested in the rubber coving...must look that up.
    Jane x

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  18. So that's what tidy looks like!

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  19. Your cupboard and table look beautiful! Wonderful job! Yes, your home does look cozy. Love that last pic. :)

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  20. Ooooooooooooooooo!
    The place looks very cozy,comfy and
    very nice! A lot of work with pawsome results. We like that you and kitties share the couch ;)
    We are not sure what rubber coving is though. We will get Mom to google that ;)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  21. We love the step-back and table. Awesome job! And that sofa looks SUPER comfy, indeed. :)

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  22. Wow! It really looks great! We sure would like to try out the new sofa. ;)

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  23. Love the painted stepback and table! You and the kitties look so comfy on the new couch. Enjoy! :)

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  24. Mommy can't stop thinking how brave you are to have all those decorations where they are with 13 cats roaming freely. BRAVE!

    You've done really amazing work!

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  25. It looks great! And the kitties obviously love it as well!

    Luf, Us and Maw

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  26. BRAVO a fine time was had by all!!!
    Inquiring minds want to know which of the 13 kitties took that last photo. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
    Hugs C

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  27. Wow, you have done so much work since the visits during Blogpaws, and you were working hard before that too. I can't wait to see what you do with those chairs. My dad has a couple just like them (from the 60s or 70s at the latest).

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  28. The house does look just terrific. What a good job you have done. That sofa looks fantastic and comfy too.

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  29. My GOSH you were busy. And you were on vacation, you say? MOUSES! You're gonna be needin' a vacation after that vacation, for sure.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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  30. The table and cabinet look lovely! The open concept is wonderful, it's what I would want in my next home.

    The couch look very comfortable. How would it hold up to the cats scratching it? I've got my old couch covered because Saku did such a number to it. I'm afraid to by something new, knowing it would. probably end up the same way.

    Glad you had a wonderful, productive vacation! Have a great week

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  31. Wow, your energy puts us all to shame! the house looks great, your new additions really add some sparkle and pizazz. We love the last pic of you and Rupie.

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  32. Everything looks pawsome. When it was time for a new sofa and love seat Mom and Dad went with inexpensive too. They decided they would rather get a new set every couple of years. It's now a year old and still purrfect....go figure :)

    The Florida Furkids

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  33. Everything looks great! We think that looks like Grayce laying on you but everyone else says it's Rupert so we're probably wrong. Glad Scott is back so he can get those behind the scenes photos! :)

    PeeS: Where'd you find that Ess in the 2nd photo with the sisal over the top? Ours is about shot but the only ones we find are with the sisal in the front of the Ess only but Angel loves it on top.

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  34. very nice! our mom says if you ever want to "vacation" in Northern California, you can stay at our house :D

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

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  35. It all looks great. I know you said you were in the process of redoing the cabinet and it looks lovely transformed. I laughed at the picture Scott took and of course there was a kitty with you

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  36. We have one leather sofa and one shredded fabric one, it will be another leather one next time even though they still attack it.
    I like the painted table and chairs, lovely.
    Briony
    x

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  37. Sounds like heaven, looks divine plus Rupert approved!

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  38. What a great looking sofa! So kitty friendly! What a neat, uncluttered house. Wish I could move in.

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  39. Dat looks furry nice. Do those big windows lead to the catio?

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  40. The final photo says it all: Home Sweet Home. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  41. OMC What a pawsum house yous hav. Glad yous had such a gweat week.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi

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  42. My mom-person wonder when she can move in ;-)

    XOXO

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  43. It is so nice when you finish a project. That Ahhhhh feeling
    Dad Pete

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  44. Everything looks great! I don't know what it looked like before, but I love the way it looks now! Nice work on the table! It always feels good to finish redecorating projects :)

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Oh Boy...this is gonna be GREAT!