Face Lift (Cont.) – Status of the Dining Room

After weeks and weeks of working on the house we are finally done with one room.  Yes, you heard me correctly.  We have been working almost non-stop for weeks now and we have one room to show for it.  Granted, we had to spakle it, change the heating registers and paint some, change the curtains, change out all the electrical outlets and ….. apparently the painting took forever because I picked a really difficult color…. I can’t help it.  I really like the way it is turning out.  Shhhhh don’t tell Mr. Camelot that we are not done yet.  I think he may not survive that news.   What do you think?  I’m so proud of what we accomplished.

Dining room 1 Dining Room 2 Wall Art in Dining room

Here is where I’m going to need your help.  I really need to get a new chandelier.  Something that goes with the decor.  As you can see all the furniture is very rustic (well, the exact wording is mission style).  We like our home to be a place where or friends enjoy hanging out.

The currently chandelier looks like this….. I really need to change it.

chandeier in the Dining Room

You see what I mean?  This chandelier came with the house.  I never bothered to take it down because I really have no idea what I want.  I need all the help I can get.


Ana in Camelot


Getting a Facelift

No, not me.  Not that I have anything against facelifts.  It’s just not for me at the moment.  I’m hoping to not have to lift anything for a little while longer.  Eventually, when things start heading South, as most “things” do……. We may revisit this title.

Today I wanted to share with you some pictures I took of Camelot last week while we prepared to paint.

Yeah, so I’m hoping this keeps you entertained while I write and upload some blog posts.  I haven’t had the time …. Let’s be honest, the energy to write much this past week so I’m hoping pictures will do.

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DYI – All Purpose Cleaner

Clean the kitchen counters, the stove, wipe down the kitchen table after a meal, etc.

2 Tbsp Dish washing Soap (whatever soap you use)

1 bottle of water (2 -3 cups)

10 drops of essential oil (optional)

 Mix all the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well before each use.  Spray on to a microfiber cloth and clean that mess…… the essential oils have some properties of their own.  For example, lavender has anti-fungal and anti-molding properties and it can be a disinfectant.  Personally, I enjoy the scent of citrus in my kitchen so I tend to use lemon or orange scents…… remember you can also mix oils.

Do your research on essential oils and have fun sniffing the ones you like best.