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Shameless plug for Rejuvenation

Monday, April 5th, 2010

… or their contest. I became a Facebook fan of Rejuvenation over the weekend, and discovered that they are hosting (besides the show us your lovely home contest) a contest for ugliest wallpaper.  The one with the most comments by some time on Tuesday wins a copper McCoy fixture. Despite having nearly all our lights in (Yay!), there’s always room for a Rejuvenation fixture.It would either go in the kitchen or laundry room.

I put two in because Don and I disagree about which is uglier, so I may have split my votes, but my Mexican/Dutch hybrid paper is currently in the lead — with very little self-promotion, so I wouldn’t mind if any of my readers went and commented. Here are the two I entered:

They both came from the kitchen in the upstairs apartment (No. 3, I think), that was installed in the former (and current) porch. The chicken wallpaper covered the Dutch/Mexican paper. The chicken paper was in turn covered by a plaid paper, which was covered by red paint in some parts. The link may not work unless you are a Rejuvenation fan on Facebook. If you aren’t a Facebook fan, then you can type Rejuvenation into the search field, and then become a fan. (Or you could go to Rejuvenation’s web page, and become a fan that way – that’s how I did it. You may then have to change to Rejuvenation’s wall tab to find my wallpaper – you’ll know it when you see it.) Or don’t – that’s OK with me, too.

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Buy a dryer, get a dozen CDs free

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

We are getting closer and closer. We bought a 2 year old gas dryer from Craig’s List in February. A transfer to Vendorville had brought it from Detroit, only to discover he bought an all-electric house. We got a great deal on it – probably one-third of retail. Plus, he and his wife work for Motown, and he gave Don a dozen CDs. I love Craig’s List. Since we bought our front-loading washing machine about two years ago (on clearance), the look should be very compatible with the dryer. Different brands, but very similar look. The dryer is the next-to-last appliance – we are getting a new fridge (which is on back-order), hoping to take advantage of the EnergyStar rebate.

The laundry room may be the first room with trim since we’d rather put the baseboard up before the appliances are installed. Don’s taken some of our used trim, and is planing off the painted edges so we can turn it around (rather than strip it). The plumber put in shut-off valves in the laundry room last week, so they should go in pretty soon.

Later, after we move in, I’d like a drying rack like this one for my unmentionables.The click-through takes you to a nice description of how to build it. We have plenty of used beadboard and knobs and other bits so the cost should actually be a lot less than the $25 it took for her to build it.

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