What you see below, is the standard baseboard that came with our home. I think it probably measures somewhere around 2 1/2 to 3".....maybe.
When I mop or vacuum, I am sure the cord hits and rubs the corners, leaving a mark. Dirt sits on the top and just builds up over time. After awhile, they are just nasty looking.
Mine needed help in every way.
Our choices were to sand and repaint, or replace. Did I hear some one say replace??!! Be still my heart!
This time we decided to go with 6 1/2" boards and I am so happy we did.
We had replaced all the doors, both inside and out with new moldings. The whole downstairs is complete and after the holidays we will begin the task of doing the upstairs.
More to come.
A little Bit About Me
Someplace in Thyme
I have been creating since I was a little girl. I am happy to say that having my own website has opened up a whole new world for me. Trying new mediums is a joy and sometimes a real eye opener. I sell what I create on etsy and my website, someplaceinthyme. If you have questions,please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I welcome new blog friends and am honored if you find my little piece of heaven interesting enough to follow.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
I am showing you my precious grand daughters in this post, along with a few of my newest grandson, Reid. The above picture is Allie, five years old.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
I can't remember when I bought these, but they are so cute. I wanted to invite you in to paint with me.
You can purchase wooden shapes at any craft store, most of mine are from Hobby Lobby, but JoAnn's and Michael's carry them too.
Once you have them painted the way you like, you can either paint some roses on the front, (that is if you have talent, I for one, was not born with that gene, so I use rose decals.)
I use Modge Podge to seal and add German Glass Glitter for a holiday sparkle.
Once the glass glitter has dried, you can begin to add any ribbons, lace, buttons or bobbles you like.
I have a love affair with handmade paper roses and so most of everything I create, has them added in one way or another. If you have wondered where you can find these little beauties, you can go HERE.
I use a hot glue gun to attach the ribbons and the roses, along with the faux pearls.
I also enjoy using vintage and new seam binding ribbons. You can find those on ebay under the name of Zipper Stop. Love that company out of New York.
I hope you will give this a try, you will be hooked.
These and more can be found on my website, Someplace In Thyme.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
I have been practicing painting roses and was hoping that my now I would be able to make my grand appearance and surprise everyone with how well I was doing......NOT going to happen this year anyway! :)
Maybe this time next year I will be able to show my work, but sadly, it's long from being good enough.
This and more can be found on my website, SOMEPLACE IN THYME.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
It's that time of year that I always look forward to: fall, oh how I love you!!
Cooler temps here in the desert and the planting begins, more flowers to enjoy after a long, hot summer.
It's not ALL spiders and webs on my porch tho,
Lots more to come, next delivery, pumpkins and more blooms.
Thank you so much for stopping by.