Monday, September 23, 2013

I love lamp.

At least this one - because I made it, and it replaced the rather cheap looking partially broken plastic one that you had to climb up the couch arm to turn on.  This one has a cord switch so you can actually easily turn it on while sitting, which I installed on an Ikea cordset, in the process discovering that the hot wire was not for some reason the black one, as it is usually...  Well, Mom was visiting that day and I think she enjoyed the fireworks show I accidentally created.

The bathroom work continues, of course, but right now I'm pretty focused on finishing the ceiling, which means a lot of time putting up joint compound and waiting for it to dry.  Nothing really worth photographing there until it's done, at which point it will hopefully look like...nothing special, just a flat ceiling. 

In order to make me feel like the process is still moving though, I've started trying to work in some smaller wins around the house as well - like making the lamp (the pieces have been hanging around for a couple months waiting for me to get on that), fixing the door to my office so that it actually stays closed, adding a couple shelves in the pantry, doing some tidying in the basement, and fixing the screen on my Nexus tablet.  Little wins can be so satisfying!

Monday, September 9, 2013

This is a really nice shower.

You know, rainhead showers are really nice.  Much nicer than I had predicted they'd be.  How do I know this?  Well, the bathroom is grouted and caulked!  I even hung the door!  It's completely usable!  Yes, that is a lot of exclamation points, but seriously, it's such a relief.  Also, I'm kind of proud of myself for this tricky folding door creation.

Most of the things left to do are actually pretty obvious from the pictures - door trim, clean up the sink, have the radiator installed, close the door holes, hang towel hooks and a mirror.  I also have to finish the ceiling, hang the crown molding, put up cabinet shelves, and fix an outlet.  But finishing the basics of the bathroom feel amazing!