Sunday, November 9, 2008

Oh this is very sad!!

THE MESSAGEBOARD ISN'T WORKING FOR ME!! *tear streams down okie's cheek* Well the good thing is that I was able to get my guest room cleaned up! WOOHOO!! Oh let me tell you....that place was a disaster area for sure! I kept putting it off and putting it off until I could put it off no more. I had stuff in there left over from 2 garage sales and I had been going through stuff to throw away or give to salvation army. Well now it is done! I still have to take the 8 foot tables to my neighbors garage but the biggest part of the mess is done!

When my grandma died two years ago my cousin Lisa had gotten two beds of grandmas. She wanted one of them and thought I might want the other. It is an old iron bed, probably close to 100 years old, that one of my aunts had spray painted a hideous gold color. I used a brown hammered metal and it turned out a lot better! The springs are beyond their prime but I think I can make it work with some ingenuity. There are some dents and dings in the metal posts, and there is a slat missing in the footboard....but it was grandma's so I love it just the same!

A couple of years ago I had found an ecru comforter that has the double wedding ring pattern crocheted on it at a garage sale for $10. It only came with one sham but I was able to find one on ebay!! Still waiting to hear from the seller if they combine shipping because there are some crochet valances I would like to have. I have the comforter and pillows on there just to see how it was going to look, the mattress isn't on there yet. Since the bed frame is old I want to make the room my "grandma" room. I will be decorating with old photos of my family.

So while the MB isn't working I was able to be productive again and now I will have a guest room again! I need to paint and pull up the carpet...but I think that will have to wait until spring.


  1. Hey Okie,
    It's not working for me either, I did manage to get some housework done, I haven't been able to get on all day. I thought it was just in my area, I knew something was wrong yesterday when I was posting, my cursor started to twitch. Whenever that happens, I know it will be a problem on the mb. So we both got something done!


  2. The MB isn't working for me either and for a while there I didn't know what to do with myself. LOL After the shock wore off, I got back to my "old self" and had a very productive day. I still can't wait for the dang thing to start working right though......

  3. It isn't working for me either. Was begining to think it was just Hubby thought I was having withdrawl. I did get lots done though, some cleaning and some creating ;o)

  4. Hi Okie! I couldn't get on the mb either so I came straight here to see what was up. I raked leaves today instead of hanging out on the computer. Your grandma room sounds great!

  5. The MB isn't working for me, either. :(

    Good job, being productive! I wish I could say the same!

    That's great that you have your grandma's bed.

  6. Okie-what a wonderfully sweet thing to do in memory of her. I bet it will look amazing once you get all the pictures hung up on the wall.

  7. What a fab revamp. It is really nice you are able to use your Grandmas bed still in your guest room.
    Lana x

  8. WOW U did super I have been trying to get my spare room cleaned up for months.. I just cant get it done..:O(
    U can see the floor now..:O)

  9. Fellow Okie scrapper here! I really love your cards. Great inspiration. :)