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hello, hello! i don't know who thought it would be a good idea to wrap the steam pipe in our bathroom with rope, but i think it was me. it's been painted so many times and pretty ugly. usually,  i cover it with wallpaper-covered insulation and that's pretty ugly, too. so, the rope looked good and who knew that 100' would turn into 200' and finally 300' of rope going around and around that 8' pipe. plus, it's been so hot here this week, i basically come home, turn on the air conditioner, watch the cooking channel for a few minutes, and then on to wrapping that darn pole. well, it's finally done and looks pretty good.

this weekend, i'd really like to see the movie despicable me in a cool movie theater and work on a little sewing project. hope yours is great. stay cool!

xo, cindy

ps for those of you who might like to live in nyc, taking the subway during 100° weather is brutal. this sweaty guy who smelled like a bar was falling a sleep and leaning my way the other day at 9 am! enjoy your air conditioned cars ;).

21 comments:

Krissy said...

I'd like to see the entire pole! sounds like a fun indoors project :) Stay cool- I'm pretty sure relief is in sight!!!

Michelle Brunner said...

The pole looks great! You must have a lot of patience! Stay cool this weekend!

cindy* said...

first thing...i too am loving the new cooking channel!

second thing...despicable me, i must see it.

third thing...when i was in nyc last august, descending into the subway felt like descending into the fiery depths of hell.

fourth and last thing...can't wait to see your bathroom with its expertly-hand-wrapped pole.

blue moss said...

what a great idea...love the pole....
we may see despicable me tonite if that's what the birthday boy decides he wants to do....
i was just thinking about the weather up there...my car said 99 degrees today. so...like you said, it's hot but at least we have air conditioning in the car. i'm trying to plan cool outfits for our trip there in a week. i hope it cools down for you soon
enjoy you weekend
michelle

Line said...

that heath wave is something love that rope!!!

painted fish studio said...

i'm happy to read you haven't begun dancing around the pole...

stay cool...

Jamie said...

Love the rope!

Stay cool (is that even possible right now?)

Bella Sinclair said...

Wow, that's an awesome pole! What a great and novel idea!

Ooooh, I'm so excited to catch glimpses of your new bathroom. Looking gooooood.

Thank you so much for your sweet comment. Hope you have a fantastic summer with cooler breezes coming. I'll be sure to check in on you to see your new bathroom!

xoxo

Megan Walker said...

A-HAH! I KNEW IT! I was leaving a comment for you over on Flickr and had an epiphany that perhaps you had a new post over here :) I know wrapping it was probably a killer (I hope you used gloves!) but it sure looks GREAT! I can hardly stand it I'm so excited to see the whole renovation :)

Stay where it's air conditioned and please don't melt!

xoxo

Indie.Tea said...

That is a great idea. They do something similar for cat scratching poles, but they aren't as nearly as pretty as yours.

Lisa said...

Hi Cindy, Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. What a great idea for your pole..no longer ugly and now exudes a fun vibe. It'll be worth all that effort!

lotta said...

The rope pipe looks really good. Love your description of NYC during a heatwave. Most places are bad at 100 F, but I can definitely envision that subway ride. not good.

erin said...

the 4/5 took 20 minutes to get to union square this morning. only one word to describe the wait: gross.

Megan Coyle said...

The pole looks great :) and I hope you're staying cool - I'm not a fan of public transit in the heat either. Especially during rush hour :(

Anna - Three Sneaky Bugs said...

Well, I'd say your efforts paid off. It looks great and this is a fun shot of it.

As for the stinky subway - that's why I've never wanted to visit ny in the summer. Ugh.

Candi said...

The pole looks great! Hope you're getting some relief from the heat in NYC! :)

Thank you for your kind words on my grandma. She was put on a new medication on Friday, was starting to get better over the weekend but isn't doing so great today. Hopefully things will begin to perk up soon. Thanks again! xoxo

OneCraftyFox said...

What a fantastic idea with the rope!! I have taken the NY subway on a hot summer day... admittedly, it was still not as bad as in Paris!! lol.

Have a fantastic day :)

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suzanne cabrera said...

Seems we're living in a similar fashion these days. You've been wrapping poles with twine. I've been wrapping mason jars with it. :)

It does add an air of class, doesn't it?!?

L'Atelier said...

i love the rope idea. cant wait to see the big reveal!

enjoy the heat, think of me... remember i got winter :)
xo

Bonbon Oiseau said...

ha! you're funny-i hope you have a cat who can appreciate your hard work? and i agree-the subway is brutal-i try to "think" myself cool (as in not so freaking hot).
did you see the movie?
xoxo