Saturday, October 13, 2018

Growing up so fast

A few radon pict from the past few months

Lost a few teeth

WOW, it's been a while....

In my spare time (ha, what's that?) I've been working on refinishing a desk that we bought last November.  Currently I'm trying to decide to give it a more distressed look or just keep it as it is.  It's scary working with dark wax with a light piece and I've only ever used dark wax over a blue desk.
Old Ochre is my current color choice and as you will see I've only done a clear wax at this point.
Here are some pics of the blue desk I also completed and sold.
At the bottom there are a few pics of an old sewing machine desk that we purchased.  Gordon changed out the plastic basket that was zipped tied in there and he made a wooden box.  The desk was already refinished with an old grey and distressed but I wanted to clean it up for Mia's room.  Its the perfect size.

Vintage sewing machine desk BEFORE
opened - you can see the plastic basket in there

purchased it like this
Made it a little more fun with some color for Mia

Gordon made a wood box to replace the plastic basket that was in here.

I gave it a few new coats of Chalk paint (I mixed a few colors to get this)
Done, and the perfect size for her room.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Bathroom remodel - Oh My!

Since December 7th 2017 we have been remodeling our master bath.  Well today as I sit here and type we are STILL in the process of a remodel and YES we do have a contractor (if you want to call him that).  I will attached some pictures for you.  Here are the before pictures:
Our vanity

view in from the door

See this door?  This is the reason I wanted to remodel!

Everything started out great, the subs got right to work and ripped everything out in just a few days.  Then the drama in-laws would come to the house everyday (and still are) only to have the subs either not show up or come late and only do a very minimal amount of work.  Keep in mind, we purchased seperately above and beyond our contractors quote the following:

Quartz countertop (stay tuned to hear that fiasco) and under-mount sinks
sliding door
tile for the floor
tile for the walls
mosaics for the upper walls
LED lights
paint - YES we even had to buy the paint not only the walls but the ceiling paint too.
light fixtures
All bathroom fixtures, including faucets x2 shower heads x3 linear drain for the shower floor
Free standing bath tub
heated towel rack

Our contractors included labor and a set of (not custom) cabinets!!!!

Here is the first countertop that was installed (we did pick out the quartz but I can assure you we didn't pick out this piece) But never the less the stone company went ahead and fabricated and installed this countertop (while we were on vacation no less). Se anything wrong with it???

Yep, I bet you see it now

So after we returned from vacation we had to argue it out with the counter top company to reinstall another top since there was no way I was going to keep this!   It ended up costing us more money - but we really had no other choice at this point.

Here is the new one:
Much better!

OK counter tops are installed, cabinets are installed, tile is completed BUT we are about to enter month #5 and still NOT done.  
shower floor

Still need knobs

Ummmmm still missing our pocket door

The free standing tub will sit on that oval to the left

I am so ready to be done with this.  Can you see the plastic door/walls that we have to walk thru everytime we enter the house and enter out bedroom.....FUN fun fun!

Still need......install of toilet, tub and fixtures as well as paint the ceiling and walls.  Today the sub showed up, sprayed a little texture on a wall and said he had to go.  We only get a few hours of work done and not even every day!   

Ill post again (probably in at the very least another month) when we are done.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Switched to an iMac Oh My!

Finally we've switched to using an iMac in the house...........well kinda.   Seems as if I thought I was a wizard with my old PC and now not so much.  It has taken me a week to figure out how to get around on this thing.
Still tying to master the photo no new pictures for you today.
Will post soon.

Saturday, May 06, 2017


Both Mia and Daddy are recovering well.
Cervical fusion, this is one strong man.....super recovery
1 day post op and 4 weeks post broken arm

Broken Arm

March 20, 2017  Mia fell off the jungle gym at school 😱 What a trooper this little girl is.

Day 1 X-ray

starting to heal, new bone growth in there