Mid-Century Modern(ization)

Redefining modern for a family-friendly home

Let Me Entertain You


On Labor Day we had the family over for a pot-luck style cookout.  We had sprinklers, and swings, and bocce, and cherry cobbler.  It was fun!


Our impromptu gathering served as a first look at the new place for most of our family and so I was motivated to get some quick to-dos checked off my list.  Not that our guests were going to be inspecting the hemlines on my shower curtains or anything but, well, if they were to they would notice that they went from this:


Sad and saggy.

to this:


Perfectly pert.

For the record (and before you get too impressed) I didn’t actually sew them.  I used fusible webbing that I just ironed on in about 3 minutes … ’cause that’s how I roll.

And if they were to get up close and personal with our sliding glass doors they might notice that I not only washed them inside and out, but I scrapped off this goo (melted caulking perhaps?) that I had previously assumed was dried paint.  The drips on these windows spanned the entire length of the living room.




After (but obviously before Windex).

Now this seemingly innocuous task deserves a pat on the back.  I thought it would take me two minutes with a paint scrapper, but it took closer to 30 with an arsenal that included three butter knives and a Brillo pad.  Goo Gone came to my rescue again.  I’ll say it again: we should all buy stock.

I’m sure it’s of no surprise that our family did not subject our home to the white glove test.  They came for the good times and the good food and there were plenty of both — we are so blessed to have such amazing family! (But, oh, if they HAD!)

Also, this guy tried to crash the party, but luckily — for us, not so much him — something got to him before he made his way to the beer.  He was DOA.


Hope you all had a great — and snake-free — Labor Day!


Author: Olivia @ Mid-Century Modern(ization)

I am a wife, mother, and writer. I am also a crafting, furniture-refinishing, home-designing nut.

2 thoughts on “Let Me Entertain You

  1. Holy Schneike, that’s a big snake!!

  2. It actually looks a LOT bigger in this photo than it really is … he was dead so I felt brave enough to get a nice close-up. :)

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