janbhan


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I trained as a textile designer, spent 25 years teaching art and craft, painted a bit, then got into interior design...I also write poetry. 
My favorite style:
Art deco 
My next house project:
mine! a house repaint, long overdue. With parquet flooring throughout we tend to go for oranges, but this time I'll have an aquamarine bedroom for a change, and a yellow ceiling in my white-tiled kitchen. Even my bathroom will get a dusty rose ceiling to match the floor (the walls are a boring beige tile right up to the ceiling) which I am not going to change! It's also tiny. 
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Kayron Brewer, CKD, CBD / Studio K B
Thanks! It is Sherwin Williams "Quite Coral" #6614.
July 20, 2014 at 10:01pm      Thanked by bonnieinflorida
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janbhan
I love this colour!
last Wednesday at 11:24pm   
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14 Things You Need to Start Doing Now for Your Spouse’s Sake

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vacahaven
All great comments! And yes, it's good to let the little things go, unless cabinets open - can be a safety hazard- hit you head; not having your towel when you exit the shower cause someone else is taking it all the time is just inconsiderate. It's about being mindful and caring of each other
July 20, 2014 at 8:19pm     
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janbhan
I loved your story about the toilet lid. (Did your husband become x as a result of the toilet lid fiasco?) Do tell me, HOW does one train a cat to use the toilet? My son has two opinionated cats. They not only want their (shared) litter box, but it has to be CLEAN before they will use it. They come and complain if it isn't. I have often been woken by a cat telling me it wants to go, but the litter box is dirty! It would be so much easier if they would use the toilet instead.... and cheaper too. My daughter also has a cat, now getting middle-aged. She was badly hurt by a hit-and run car, but has recovered remarkably well though with a tendency to walk in a curve to the right... not sure if she can be trained, though she can jump ok. Do you have to train them as kittens, or can you train an adult cat too?
last Wednesday at 11:10pm   
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Three Magic Words for a Clean Home and a Better Life

Not a natural tidying and organizing whiz? Take hope in one short phrase that can change your life forever Full Story
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janbhan
This sounds like my childhood too! With eight children my mom had a time keeping the house tidy, and she was adamant that NOTHING could be left in the living room. Or the kitchen. or the hallway. What happened in your bedroom was your problem till Saturday morning, when it had to be spick and span and CLEAN. She inspected everything and accepted no excuses. It was a bit like being in the army. Anyway good training for later on.
July 23, 2014 at 5:28am     
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marjie1059
What will people want from my attic in 50 years?
That is the question. To save or not to save?
Most of my kids are not as sentimental as I am. But I also realize that much can go out when I go out because it means something to me and not to them. Just one example: two boxes of dress-up clothes, many of them things we sewed in the 60s and 70s that no one would be caught dead in. They bring back memories to me, but to my kids, they are just dress-up clothes. So when I'm gone (or maybe before), they can dispose of them with no guilt. They'll never bring in money, like BLee's 1930s magazines, so don't keep them unless you can use them.
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548madison
This comment is so very true! We have an attic full of "maybe they will use it/want it/etc."
We are down-sizing and out it goes.
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Furniture Clinic: Quick DIY Glides for Sofa, Chair or Table

Smooth things over between your furniture and floor with easy glides cut from leather scraps Full Story
     Comment   July 18, 2014
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janbhan
Old leather belts actually are the best solution. For a dollar you have enough leather to shoe six dining chairs. Maybe the table too if it's a long belt. After sticking the leather discs on spray a little leather polish for super slick slip.
July 18, 2014 at 6:35am     
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baje491
Thx janbhan
July 18, 2014 at 3:00pm     
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janbhan
I think I would have kept the mantle-shelf darker, it seems to jump out at you rather. Adding blinds to the small windows in a warm colour, and putting a picture in similar warm colours would go a long way to brighten the room. You could experiment with a variety of coloured throws for the seasons.
July 7, 2014 at 7:34am   
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Madden, Slick & Bontempo, Inc
What a beautiful transformation - so much more modern.
July 7, 2014 at 8:04am   
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Carol Singletary
I love the room now! What a transformation. I agree with the people who have said all you really need is some lovely artwork. You have done a truly amazing job re-visioning this room. Well done.
July 7, 2014 at 8:16am     
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janbhan
That sounds like good sense - especially as a clock (a real one, not the one on your microwave) is an important item in any kitchen. I agree about the veggie pix. Maybe the clock could have a wood frame, though. Some green food prep dishes and bowls would help the wall too. Going into the dining room - how about a green tablecloth? Paired with white china, this would look fresh and would carry the green theme to its logical conclusion.
July 6, 2014 at 9:38pm   
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auntymair
Remove the wall and open it up. I love green but it's not the best shade. I think it will be hard to find a bright color to tie in with black and white cabinets. The warmth of the green wall and the artwork are beautiful but it does not fit with the more sterile look of black and white. I'd like to see what you finally decide to do.
July 6, 2014 at 11:05pm   
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sunshine42
The smallers lights sound nice. I would remove the bulk head and then hang pendant lighting over the window and table nook area.
December 11, 2013 at 1:39pm     
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janbhan
I think I'd put pendant lighting over the peninsula counter and a strip light under the cupboard. What about two small pendants over the sink.
Is that bulkhead a beam, can it be removed, or can you clad it to take in shallow recessed lights? if so you could then put in recessed lights above the sink and the counter as Barnhart gallery has suggested.
July 3, 2014 at 11:32pm   
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janbhan
Cheerful
July 3, 2014 at 11:00pm   
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solraven
Vacation.
July 3, 2014 at 11:39pm   
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