Monday, January 26, 2009

Blue Monday! --- Plumbing Blues


Blue Monday! Now is that a good thing or a bad thing? Hmmmm in the general sense of it over at Smiling Sal's, it is a GOOD thing. Unfortunately, DH was definitely feeling the blues as he went to clean the sink pipes. Oh how I wish I'd been here when he went under the sink to clean out the U joint. And even more wish I had a camera filming while the old pipe leading to the U joint crumbled in his hands. I'm sure that it would not have been pretty (verbally), but I really would have loved to have seen it when "All I have to do is clean out the joint" became "Hi, I'm at Home Depot trying to find the parts to fix the sink! Now if this was something that should have been funny, I'm sure it wouldn't have been. But under the circumstances, I'm sure I could've gotten a couple of really good OMG shots! After all, we're talking a 6 foot man in a bathroom that isn't even 6 feet long between the sink and opposite wall and only about 3 feet wide right in front of the sink! Now you can understand why I said I'm sure there were OMG shots! Alas, I was at work and was unable to capture any of the plumbing antics.

Now on to my REAL Blue Monday. I have threatened to show my Dining Room as my Blue Monday for a couple of weeks. No one would believe me if they just heard about my wonderful dining room. And I'm sure many would say--how can you eat in a room like this. So here is your chance to see what kind of Disney fanatics we really are! Now all I have to do is find the pictures! LOL













(PLEASE don't look at the mess on the table and the buffet and everywhere else! I'm almost too embarrassed to show these pictures; but at the same time, you're supposed to be looking at the BLUE walls, not the rest of the stuff! LOL) And before you ask, yes, my daughters and I did all the painting of the walls and the swirls and the stars for the Disney wand swish of stars effect.

These two walls are opposite each other. The wall with all the plates on it is the back side of my kitchen cabinets. As yu can see, there are plates missing from my Fantasia series, and the one at Disney (far right top) is the only remaining plate I have of that series after our hasty departure from the arrival of Hurricane Katrina. Although they were not lost IN the storm, they were lost DUE to the storm as we were unable to pack them properly before leaving.
These are the other 2 walls of the room--the doorway next to Mater leads to the entry way while the doorway to the jammin' Mickey is a sliding glass door to our backyard. Since this picture was taken, two 9" x 13" frames have been added under Mickey with all of our Hard Rock Cafe collector pins! So it isn't as barren a wall as it looks. Yes that is my cutting table (when I had no where to put it) sitting there in front of my buffet and next to a bedframe we no longer have that is in front of my prized cedar chest--built by my grandfather--holding a number of my grandmother's quilts. Originally the china hutch was on the wall with Mickey Mouse and we didn't move it when painting the swirls. So it has remained un-swished since then. Hope you enjoyed the tour of my dining room. Maybe I'll share my 4 colored kitchen ---including BLUE---next Monday!

13 comments:

Carlotta said...

Shelly! My jaw dropped when I saw the pics. I had to go through them all before I even finished reading. Mickey Mouse is my first love. I must confess, when I was 21yo I got a tattoo. It is Mickey dressed in the Sorcerrers(sp?) clothes. He has the wand and there's magic coming from the one hand that's holding the wand, over his head to the other hand. At that time I had different views about getting tattoo's than I do now. Anyway... I learn something new about you everytime I visit your place. I would be in awe with this space, you are so lucky. This is the best Blue Monday contribution I've seen. Thanks for sharing with another Disney fan.
~Carlotta~

Smilingsal said...

Who doesn't love Disney? Couple that with blue, and it's hard to go wrong. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Dragon's Dolphin said...

Carlotta, the Sorcerer's Apprentice is probably my all time favorite of the Mickeys, but there aren't many Disney characters I don't like--I even love the villains! If you love this room, wait till you see the kitchen--it is all done in Disney as well. My future DIL said that everytime she goes in my kitchen she feels like she's gone to Minnie's House! Even better (or maybe it was worse) when the firemen came to my house they asked me if I had the folks from Disney paint my house!LOL
~Shelly~

jaya pratheesh said...

wow! that is a pretty shade of blue. it must have been a lot of work to paint all the stars and swirls..it looks so beautiful and whimsical.

Missy said...

Wow! It looks like a lot of hard work and devotion went into those walls. I must admit I'm more than a little jealous! Since I live in military housing(and have for the past 17 years) my walls are white, and my floors are...white too. I can't wait until we own a house. Every room will be painted a different color! I love the blue of your room. Beautiful!

Dragon's Dolphin said...

Missy, NOW you know why I have rooms of every color but white! My dad was career (31 years) Air Force, my current husband (and last) was career (20 years) Navy--nothing but WHITE walls. UGGGHHH So I have COLOR wherever possible!
~Shelly~

Jan said...

OMG!! I LOVE your Blue Room....it is perfect!!!! It has to just make you feel absolutely wonderful when you are in the room!! Now, I am off to find Lisa, and tell her...she is another Disney fan! Jan

Jan said...

OH! I meant to add....too bad that you were at work!! What a photo essay that would have been!! Those "Husband Moments" happen way too rarely......pictures would have kept you going until the next one!!! Jan

N. Canadas said...

WOW!!! I love that you have such a love of disney. I love it so much I have seriously considered getting married there. It the only vacation I have repeated 5 times. I also couldn't believe that you collect hard rock pins. I have a huge collection but haven't found a good way to display them. I should probably put it on my to do list.

jaya pratheesh said...

hey shelly, i found the picture i was looking for.. it is here:
http://www.pinwheelprodns.com/Strawberry_wine_detail.htm , see the diamond patterns formed there? your pinwheel blocks, put all together,looks like that.. and i love it! especially the jewel tones of greens and pinks!
jaya

Dawn said...

Cool room! Thanks for the info you left on Courtney's blog. I visited and have sent emails to my senators and representative. I appreciate it.

Three Prince Designs said...

Love Disney! Go about every 2 years or so. I think it is all so magical

Mama Krit said...

Those are the MOST awesome walls I have ever seen!!! When you said your house was unique, boy did you mean it!