Sunday, February 19, 2012

Master bath progress report

Still determined to get this done already, we are continuing work on our master cave/bathroom. This is the "before"--or about 5 steps past a real before, but as close as I have to a beginning shot.
Or, how about this shot of our master bedroom, in all its glory, which shows the paint color and generally cheeriness of the master suite.
Since the first photo, we started to paint the walls (but had a hard time reaching the edges of the 12-ft wall, so painting stalled for a while),
painted the cabinets a nice chocolate brown,
removed the tile surrounding the tub (and the drywall with it, since the builders apparently glued the tile to the wall with construction adhesive),
re-tiled with pretty glass and limestone tile, followed by extensive grout, caulk, and clean-up,
and replaced the baseboards with pretty white trim.

We're down to the details--a few more trim details, plus caulking EVERYTHING (not my favorite thing, but it makes the trim look nice and finished), adding a wax finish to the cabinets, plus the pretty hardware, another coat of paint, replacing the threshold (Christian made a custom one, but we can't find it anymore!), replacing both light fixtures over the mirror...and then, done or not, we'll probably take a break. We'd love to replace the sink and countertop and add trim to the mirror, but those things will probably wait awhile since they aren't really necessary. I'm excited to show you the finished product--and I'm excited to HAVE a finished product!

Friday, February 10, 2012

What's that?~!



This is perhaps one of the strangest ways I've ever used my craft stash:
Rachel brought a 2-liter soda bottle to me and asked for helping turning it into a baby doll. We used fabric scraps for clothes, leftover yarn for hair, paint for lips, and glued on eyes.
Rachel loves it.

In other craft news, I found this rickety side table at a garage sale. I had planned on fixing it up, adding a shelf for stability and a new table top with nice trim, but Christian didn't think it had good enough bones. Instead, I decided to let Hannah have her way with it, and use it to teach her some painting skills.
The finished product is coming soon.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Summer in February

I know a lot of people are worried about a mild winter and its affect on summer water levels...but around here, we're just enjoying it.
Its February, and the kids are off school today for some reason..I'm not really sure why. Hannah decided that today was a good day for a picnic lunch, and we might even go swimming this afternoon.

It ended with lots of mud, since it is afterall wintertime.