DIY Penny Floor: Week Three

My husband and I are starting week three of installing a penny floor in our West Seattle home. Boy oh boy…I wish the room was a bit smaller!!! However, I’m pleased to say that I think we are almost 50% down with the penny installation.

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DIY Penny Floor: Week Two

We are on the second week of our penny project. I am now referring to that ginormous 10 x 13 foot room as the pennytentiary. I must admit, I love seeing how it’s evolving and I will be happy beyond words when this project is DONE! 🙂

Since my last post about the penny floor, we finished gluing the compass.

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DIY Project: Our Penny Floor

Now that my husband and I are officially “empty nesters”, we are beginning to have fun redecorating some of our extra bedrooms. My hubby has decided to convert one of the rooms into a man cave. The carpet needed replacing and the room is in a basement. We thought a “penny floor” would work well.

There are several web pages from fellow Do-It-Yourself folks who have happily installed floors made of coins… I thought it would be fun to share our progress with this project on some weekend post.2015-11-02 19.16.18

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Fun things to do around Puget Sound this Independence Day

Seattle_fireworksI hope you have a FUN, safe and sane Independence Day. I have fond memories of watching fireworks sitting on the hood of my Mom’s car with my sisters in the Sears parking lot of the old mall in downtown Renton…lots of “oohs and aahs”. 🙂

Here are some events around the greater Puget Sound area taking place this holiday.

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My Happy Anniversaries

2015-04-01_092215 years ago today, I left my title and escrow career of fourteen years behind for a career in the mortgage industry at Mortgage Master Service Corporation. When I told the real estate agents that I worked with as their title rep for many years that I was “retiring” to become a loan officer, many thought I was playing an April Fools joke on them!

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My Personal Tiki Mug

My Mom is a very talented artist and has recently started creating custom tiki cups as a hobby. Check out this one she made of me!

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I’m BACK from my Pointless vacation in the San Juan Islands and British Columbia

I’m back home in Seattle from a two week (okay, just over 2 week) vacation on our sailboat, Pointless. We cruised the San Juans, up to Princess Louisa Islet and returned home via the Canadian Gulf Islands. The sailboat is newer to us – we’ve had it almost a year. She’s a Valiant 40 that was built in 1985. We purchased her from the original owners who sailed her around the world while living aboard. My husband has spent the last year lovingly sprucing her up and this vacation was the longest voyage she (or I) have been on to date!

Pointless Jones Island Aug 2014

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Just for Fun: Black Velvet Janet Yellen

You may or may not know that one of my hobbies is painting. I especially enjoy painting on black velvet and recently completed a painting of our Federal Reserve Board Chair, Janet Yellen.

Because it’s Friday… I thought I’d share it with you just for fun.

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Ms. Yellen is now hanging in my office at Mortgage Master Service Corporation.

You can see more of my artwork at www.rhondaporterart.com