In the pantry to be precise. Oy.
Friday, December 16, 2011
And the old fridge in the dining room, and a great deal of cleanup to do. Looks great, yes? It feels so BIG! The old fridge was rescued from the front yard by someone (thanks Max and Jaimee for removing it), the cardboard was finally picked up by the recycling guys, and my house looks much less trashy now ;) Also, the spinach has been unfrozen all week!
It's very exciting. However, I can no longer reach the microwave (which lives on top of the fridge), so it's turned to the side so that I can reach it by standing on the step. This makes it look not lovely, however, since you're looking at the back of the microwave half the time... Suggestions to remedy this would be gratefully accepted.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Well, finally ready to prime and paint turned into not quite. I started priming-and when the primer dried I noticed there were several spots where the drywall screws were noticeable. As in visible bumps. Sad face. So I'll try to fix those spots then finish the priming and paint!
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
- Not only did the plumber fix the issues that stopped me on Tues (for free), he also discovered that they had installed check valves (I think that's the right word). These are little valves in the shower body used to stop water just to the shower - I didn't know they were there and would definitely have had to call them to figure out why I had no water pressure!
- I took a trip to the tile store at lunch, where the tile guy let me return the edge pieces I wasn't going to use even though it's way past their return period, told me I didn't need to seal the grout, and also told me that if I had gotten most of my walls flat I was actually doing a really good job. Apparently tiles this big warp slightly, and many professionals have a really rough time trying to make them look flat. Take that, bump in wall!
- I. Finished. The. Tiling.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
So. Onward and upward. Perhaps Friday morning I'll be able to shower in the downstairs bathroom...
Thursday, July 28, 2011
And yes. Those are 3 tiles you can see on the shower wall! Showering - hopefully coming soon!
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Oh. You may wonder why it looks nothing like the tile in the "does this go" post. That's because I laid all the floor tile out and then decided I hated marble and couldn't do it. Mild tile meltdown. I was rescued by a quick trip to Lowe's where they had some that matched the wall tile I had purchased. Whew ;)
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
No tiling done yet, which means that there are no working fixtures yet. Dad was pretty sad we didn't get to it as that's his favorite part. But the plumber was a tad slower than anticipated; we thought he'd only need one day, and he needed 1 and a half. Also, there was a hole in my floor that didn't go there. But anyway, I should be able to get the floor at least done very soon. The tub will take longer not only because it's bigger, but because I don't like the tile I bought and now have to go return it. Or sell it on Craigslist and buy new. Either way. The bathroom turned out to be a bit smaller than the original measurements predicted, but I'll still have a closet (even if it's only 6" wide!), and I'm already really really excited about the way it will look.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Well, if you just glance at it, it may not look like a ton of progress. However, there's actually a ton here! Ceiling's up and drywalled, all the rough plumbing and electric are done, and the floor is started. All materials are purchased- hopefully- so we're in a good spot...
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
And now we must decide on...tile. Oy.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
The tub is 3" wider than the current one, and 7" longer. The toilet is almost 4" narrower than the current, and the sink is 5" narrower, so my bathroom may stop being quite so claustrophobic.
Thoughts? Anyone? Help...
Thursday, May 26, 2011
With components added:
I'll eventually make a door that slides up to hide the components. I also made a section to wrap around, but decided it was to much in that small space (after cutting it to size, of course). But it made a perfect end table for the couch - and one less thing to shop for!