Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Little by Little

I guess one day it will be completed. It will probably all come together when i am off of work for a week in September, I guess i'm good with that, or at least have to be.
I did get the curtains hung so the neighbors couldn't see in, not that they were trying too.

My mom picked up the rug for me from World Market. Why don't we have any of the good stores in our city? anyway i love it in the space. for the mirror, the one i got is a no go and then one i found and like is on back order until August or September. so we wait.

This is my attempt of the dimensions to see how it would be on the wall. the actual mirror will clearly look way better. my arch drawing is lacking and clearly i can't cut a straight line.

to the left of the door, there will be a tall skinny cabinet that has a mirror on the front that will hold all the bathroom things. it was supposed to arrive yesterday but will get here tomorrow. i mean that is just how this bathroom has been going right.
A friend said that Rome wasn't built in a day. I told her #truth but Rome is way bigger than this bathroom. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Last Post Was a Lie

Last Friday the plumbers came and rest everything. It wasn't until after they left that i actually got a good look at the toilet.

Wait! What?!?!
It looked like something my kids could have done. It was awful.

We contacted the contractors with the above photo and he said he would have them come back out on Monday to fix it.

I was happy to see it looking way better when we got home on Monday night.
Next up on the to do list:

Put cans on light

Hang mirror

buy a curtain rod
hang curtains

put up shower curtain

get a rug
decide about shelving above the toilet

the cans for the light were easy. well not easy but i was something i was able to do and we used the shower curtain that we had before, as well as the rod. so CHECK and CHECK

we also still need to paint the inside and the outside of the door and possibly the frame again. my mom is getting the rug today and i will have it in my hands sometime next week. we have this mirror but it doesn't really match the light fixture or the sink faucet. it does match the shower fixture and the bathroom floor. I think i am going to pull it out of the box one more time and maybe even hang it to get a feel for how we like it. i did find another one that i like but it is currently out of stock.
stay tuned. i am sure i will get photos eventually of what it looks like in the space.
it is nice to know that all the contract work is completed but there is still things we have to do to be completely ready. I did shower in there today though.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

One Day left

We are just a day away from this project being completed.
this is the latest from where we last left off.

the shower ceiling got painted

while my hubs and i were enjoying the amazing weather last week i saw our baseboards

the walls got painted

the color is Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore if anyone wants to know

i knew baseboards were going in soon so i wanted to get a picture of the space before they went in

and one last picture of our janky door before the new one went in

new door and door knob ready and waiting to be installed

the new door had 1x4 framing and the existing door was a 1x2. i had to pull the baseboards away from the wall and had the guy trim the existing baseboards to fit against the new door. we are hoping to get new baseboards in the bedroom, eventually but it was not on the to do list just yet.

it is just so cute. now it needs to be painted.

love the way it looks in the space.

baseboards look so good too.
smallest bathroom ever.

the view from our bedroom of the door. i believe the did one coat on the frame. it needs another coat and i need to paint the door.

our pedestal sink will be there, hopefully tomorrow

and this will have the shower head and controller.
i think it will be fight on who gets the first shower in here. Little Girl said we should all put on our swim suits and get in there.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Bathroom Update

We prepared for them to come and finish the tile work and then grout.
guess what? no one showed up.

Then they came and finished the tile

and did the grout

But misplaced the bag of grout for the floor
apparently it made it's way back to the warehouse because it was labeled wrong

I couldn't make this stuff up if i tried
but isn't it beautiful? it took them like 15 minuets

The white cabinet came off the wall and we thought that when we came back from our vacation that it would be all painted.
we were wrong.
we came home to it looking the same.
we thought they were coming on Monday.....no painters showed up

They came on Tuesday and got that silicone off the wall and did some puttying
Random face

When they showed up to paint the putty wasn't dry. they said we should have put a fan on it. well......no one told us that we should have and we had a fan sitting right in the room, so.....not sure why they just didn't do that. 

so now the question of the day: is the putty dry? or maybe it should be will the painters show up to sand and finish the bathroom?
we shall see.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Things I've Learned this Spring

Things i've learned this spring with Emily P Freeman

1. It's quite possible that my husband know more about Disney World that i ever will. We recently started watching Victoria and before we got to the episod where she marries Albert, we obviously  know she does, #history
he hops over to Disney's site and pulls up the restaurant Victoria and Albert's and claims it's the most expensive restaurant in Disney. I didn't even know it was a restaurant in Disney at all.

2. Speaking of Victoria:  This series........i wasn't thrilled to watch it, to start with but it has given me all the feels. Can we just veg and watch them all?
These two 

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and then these two. 
Image result for victoria and albert from season 1

3. I can handle crazy times and decisions when half of my heart is out of the country and things get nuts.

4. Making house remodel decisions was not something i wanted to be doing this season of life. especially because almost, exactly 2 years ago, we completed a kitchen remodel. but when water damages things, it has to happen, whether we like it or not.

5. Maybe I'm not okay with the fact that my son is going to middle school next year. How did we go from this, my first glimpse of him

to this?

6. I miss dance so very much. My daughter had her first dance recital and while she was only in one dance, the whole production was amazing. I just loved dance.

7. having most of our family together is so much fun. We went ahead and did a combined birthday party for the kids over Memorial Day weekend. I asked my parents to bring up crawfish and a king cake and we had a New Orleans themed party. It was a great time. We did a crawfish boil for Little Girls very first birthday and so this was fitting. It was a weekend of celebrating. 

Books read in March:
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
I'd Rather be Reading by Anne Bogel
Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah Maas
Disenchanted by Heide Goody and Iain Grant
Saving Lucas Biggs by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague
When We Were Young by Karen Kingsbury
The Next Right Thing by Emily P Freeman

Books read in April: 
In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It by Lauren Graham
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The Ensemble by Aja Gabel
Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks
Autumn by Ali Smith
Best Family Ever by Karen Kingsbury
The Next Right Thing by Emily P Freeman (AGAIN)

Books read in May;
Ballet Shoes by Noel 
The Promise of Dawn by  Lauraine Snelling
Point of View by Elizabeth Hasslebeck
A Breath of Hop by Lauraine Snelling
Becoming Us by Robin Jones Gunn