Lemonde from Lemons

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Blog series by Mary Anne updated 08-14-2011 06:30 PM 3 parts 8126 reads 70 comments total

Part 1: Patron and Me

08-11-2011 11:51 PM by Mary Anne | 32 comments »

Most of you know of David’s (Patron) story of his truck breaking down in Indiana on his way east. And several of you have kindly advised me along the way with my four-year long hot tub room addition disaster story. Well, since David was sort of in the neighborhood—less than a day’s drive away—in Virginia and considering dropping in for a visit anyway, it felt like a good time to make some lemonade out of the lemons life had handed both of us. I contacted David with ...

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Part 2: Making Mountains with Patron

08-13-2011 05:44 PM by Mary Anne | 16 comments »

Part 1 is here.- Don’t you just love the creative process? The way one idea builds upon another, then sometimes morphs into something else entirely? This is one of my favorite parts of any project. It was made so much better sharing the process with fellow LJ buddy, David (patron). The first leap was from conventional, straight across boards through several ideas, to mountains matching the view from my home. How the heck are we going to do that? (Yes, I admit I can be pretty fre...

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Part 3: To Top It All Off

08-14-2011 06:30 PM by Mary Anne | 22 comments »

The last, but not least, section of ceiling is the flat area (about 99” x 69”) that has been worrying me for the past 2 1/2 years. It wasn’t supposed to exist; the original plan was for a simple cathedral ceiling. Responsibility falls back on the lousy framing contractor again. Back to making lemonade… I had been planning to turn this flat area into a “feature” with a star quilt pattern up there. That was back when the rest of the ceiling was going to...

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