Saturday, January 17, 2009

Mrs. Edison's Moonlight Garden

Another lovely spot at the Edison estate in Ft. Myers, FL.
When they moved Edison's original Florida lab up to Ford's museum up north,
they replaced it with a small office for Mr. and a pretty garden space for Mrs.

A good spot to sit and think.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Thomas Edison's Swimming Pool

We visited Thomas Edison and Henry Ford's summer estates in Fort Myers, Florida just before New Year's. 100 years ago they were spending parts of their cold winter months in the warm Florida sunshine. I liked the pool and thought the diving board looked pretty against the blue, blue sky.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Dining Room Project

Before: old accoustic tile ceiling, water-stained paneling, horrific beeblie-bob plastic chandelier. Chandelier gone to Goodwill and replaced with a nice ceiling fan. Accoustic tile ripped out and replaced with bead board.

Paneling primed (got to get in those groves) and painted.

Cats dig drop cloths.

End product: cheerful yellow walls with clean white ceiling. Lots of texture with the bead board and paneling.