Sunday, March 29, 2009

Almost Finished

Bathroom Before (several before pics are available in previous posts):

Bathroom After:

I'm pleased how our little face lift came out. What we did:

- ripped out old shower doors & replaced with a vintage style l-shaped curtain rod
- repaired water damaged plaster
- replaced window
- sanded and painted all the woodwork & cabinet white
- repainted the walls to cover the institutional blue
- replaced the toilet with a new low flow model
- replaced the rotting mirror on the medicine cabinet
- replaced light fixture
- added beadboard

Still left to do:

- paint hall-side of door and reinstall vintage doorknob
- touch up of green paint
- paint new base under cabinet
- add robe hooks and large towel bar
- window treatment
- hem second shower curtain to complete the "surround"
- hang some artwork



Wednesday, March 4, 2009


The wainscoting is coming out nicely. We still need to add the chair rail, caulk and paint it.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Early Spring

I love taking pictures of flowers, and with our new (to us) digital SLR camera, they come out sooo much better then with my old point and click!

On a less bright note, we have a hearty infestation of gray aphids. I've been pulling certain things that are crawling when I see them and hosing the rest with strong streams of water. And hoping that when I clear all the beds that they won't immediately return.