Sunday, April 02, 2017 | By: Author Lynny Prince

Spring Break~ what to do? Day Zero

Sooooooooo it's spring break! What are your plans?

I just waved goodbye to 4 of my grandkids who are off on an adventure of their own. I know I will worry the entire time they are gone, but I do plan to keep busy.


You see, we are a two family household, so the hours I could spend writing are few and far between.
Between our camp at Standing Rock October - January, writing music, and running our organization, I hardly have time to breathe. But I wouldn't change a thing about my life!

Currently, my husband and I are trying to paint our bedroom. (I say trying because we are both laid up with back issues) What started it all was an old heater in the bedroom closet we wanted to get rid of. We removed the closet and heater selling the heater for scrap. What a difference it made in the room!

What's cool is that inside that closet was an old chimney that was exposed once the closet was gone. After a lot of scraping and scrubbing the walls, it's ready for the next phase. We are getting creative on a $0 budget - my fav way to get creative - the possibilities are limited only by my imagination!

This isn't a big project, and we have a lot of leftover paint from other projects. We also wanna be sure to fung shui it just right LOL

Top left: Closet door was to immediate left when walking into the room. (white doorframe)
Above: Closet wall with vent covered up. (see Matt peeking around the corner on the right heehee)
We covered the vent when we first moved in to prevent drafts.
This closet held the old kerosene whole-house heater that had not been used in probably 30 years.

This is how it looks after it was all taken out. (After a bit of scrubbing. It was really black with soot)

Here it is after painting the chimney white and scrubbing the walls and ceiling down. (old soot would NOT come off)

I left some of the old brick and the different colors exposed - I love the look.

I am anxious to get the room done and put back together. We can't move any furniture out of the room (because of our backs), but are scooting stuff around. Might be a slower way of doing things but that's okay! The hole in the middle of the chimney will be covered up with something...not sure what yet. A hand drum, painted moon? Any ideas you might have, leave a comment!

Our plan is to create a wall of wood slats around the chimney like this one. If it happens.... I'm ready to just paint it all and be done at this point lol

The wood we have is not different colors like this is all gray, but I am thinking of dry brushing it with light colors to brighten up the room. We have those long, skinny windows that do not allow much light in. I long to just tear a wall out of this old place and replace it with all glass!

Look for more pics soon!

So, between this and the week of writing I have planned, I hope to have a manuscript to send off to my editor by weeks end. Wish me luck! I always have 10 projects going at once....haha!

If you have ever done one of these wood walls, please leave me a comment with details or a photo - I'd love to see it!

I'll post any progress we make in the next week here, so stay tuned!

Love, peace and frybread grease!


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