Friday, January 28, 2011

On this blog

anything goes. I have
been working really hard on this
apartment building. Look - I only lack
about a total of 6 more windows to paint!
After they are done - then I am on to creating
the building to look like its about to fall down.
Click on any picture to enlarge it. Come on now
start peeping in thru those windows!

Peep inside these on the left
side also.
Now take a peek
on the right side of the
building. The top 3 windows
is the Penthouse. Because
its a penthouse doesnt mean that
it will look like one - once I am
finished with it.

Come on - peek inside
the first & second floor.
See if there is anything
here that you like.

Take a peek inside the top
3 windows - theres shabby
chic in there. Its not
ready for you to view yet.
Dont worry - its coming.

Ahh - back to the Penthouse.
I do wish that I was young
enough to have that canopy.
Give some wishful thinking
for your little daughter. Maybe its
just her speed.

Come on - take an even closer
look now thru that window!
Things are starting to take
shape! Come on Berniece is
There's Berniece & she's exhausted!
The landlord has been fixing up all of
the apartments in this building. All
of the tenants are a little angry.
Yea, yea sure the building is in bad
shape but that is what drew them in
to live here. It has a tremendous amount
of character. If they would just fix the
problems then everything else is a-o-k
in their eyes.
Anyway - Berniece at the landlords
insistence had to empty most of everything
out of her apartment except for her
her furniture & a few items. See the
deal is - she hasnt lived here long.
After Samantha moved out the landlord
gutted the little apartment. He
wallpapered in a pretty pink shade for her.
Isnt it lovely. Yes it is 'scrapbook paper'!
It has pink, white, a touch of red & just a
smidgeon of orange. Berniece just loves the
color. But when it came to the brick wall
behind her bed - Berniece would
not let the landlord touch
it! (yea folks what I did here - was -
I went searching on the internet for
some white plastered brick. I downloaded
it, printed it out & glued it on those walls).
The photos do not give these walls any justice.
But later there is a better photo that you can
enlarge - it will show that nice wall behind
her bed. See the brick wall on the other side
of the bed. That will be the entrance & it will
be covered up. The door will face the fireplace
at least I hope it will by the time that I am
done with it. The little wicker dressing table
will be backed up to that wall. Its a little
hard to imagine right now - but it will
look better once its done. Some clothes
need to hang on that wicker screen.

Now here it is - look at the wall
behind the bed. Look at how real
it looks! By the way - the nightstands
are salt & pepper shakers. Sorry that
I forgot to show you. On the bottom they
have corks & where the lamps sit there
are small holes. The holes are small enough
that you do not barely notice them.
Wow - sorry folks but this post will be
a little long!

I have to figure out what kind of
bedding to put on her bed. Do you
have any ideas to share with me!
This apartment needs some cross stitched
pillows & perhaps a nice cross stitched
rug! Those projects will be in the works
later. Anyway here is another view
of the apartment from the little breakfast
nook. See the dressing table there will
be a wall behind it remember. Enlarge
this so you can peek at that nice wall.

Look what the light did.
Some of the kitchen
appliances take on a
pinkish glow. I just love

Dont that brick wall look
fantastic! It turned out
better than I expected.
And you couldnt even see
the seam of where I pieced
it together. Tights on the bed
& shoe boxes on the floor.

Berniece is still napping. She
better hope that the landlord
finishes her apartment soon.
She is due to get married in a few
days! I wonder if he
will like all of that
What a sweet piano. It is
made of glass! That
piano was given to me by a son in
law over 14 years ago. Dont know
where he got it. But I have prized it
ever since. Its so delicate! Get up

The little breakfast area
is hard to snap a photo of it.
All of that white just glares!
This is the closest that I can
get of it from this window.
Its so sweet that it could
be sickening??

I dont know if this side is
much better. or not. Will ya
just look at that mess on the
floor. Who did that. Blame it
on the landlord.

The fireplace still has to be
painted. Should I place some
brick up on that wall behind
the fireplace?? Come on - give me some
of your mad decorating skills. This is a
good place of where to put them.
Isnt that wallpaper
pretty. Scrapbook paper
is worth looking into.
Berniece is still sleeping. She slept
all day on that cold hard chaise.
It needs bolsters, pillows & stuff.
Lots of work here to be done.
Get up Berniece!
Smile my fellow bloggers at this
little mini 'nonexistent' life that they
lead! They lack problems & a social
life! They cant even cross-stitch!
Wow - wouldnt it suck to be them!
Enjoy the weekend & come back soon
to visit.
by Hopblogger


IsabellasCloset said...

Conny, What a fun post! Berniece's apartment is just adorable. I see you have put much work & love into it. You are doing such a wonderful job.. keep up the good work!!
Blessing ~Mary~

Lori said...

Hi sis,

I like the brick wallpaper by her bed and the detail of the stockings and shoes. It is really sweet.

It is coming along nicely.

Carolyn NC said...

Very nice!