Monday, April 29, 2013

When We Last Left Our Intrepid Explorers...

My how we become bogged down on a project. Our bathroom renovation was moving along swimmingly and then BAM! I hurt my back. Then I went on a vacation to visit my lovely cousin Jessica and her adorable family in Virginia.

Then I was lazy. However, even though it seems like nothing is happening, it is! I just haven't gotten around to taking pictures or writing posts. Whoops. I have my fingers in too many pies so my goal this week is to put a few things on the back burner and focus on one thing at a time.

First things first- organization. Namely project organization. I find my follow through is severely lacking (my sister in law comes in to town tonight and I realized there is not a single room in the house that doesn't have an unfinished project in it). Any tips? How do you keep yourself focused on a project from beginning to end? I always get distracted wanting to start something new...


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Project Peek

I've been mostly taking it easy but I do have one fun project in the works

I had hoped to finish up this weekend but my back just wasn't having it. Alas, my beautiful bookshelves will have to wait until next week. I'm off to visit family back east. Lucky for me it looks like it is going to be a beautiful Spring weekend. See you when I return!


Friday, April 5, 2013

To Paint or Not to Paint?

While my Physical Therapist is making me swear off heavy lifting (as well as standing too long, sitting too long, and just about everything else) we are still managing to make some progress on our bathroom renovation. This weekend we are planning on working on plumbing so one significant step had to be made- the sink.

Namely pipe placement. Of course that brought up a whole new issue so, I come to you for advice. I took my $30 vessel sink, my $9 sewing table and my $60 faucet and put them all together.

Do I paint it the original Emerald I was thinking (from this inspiration), do I leave it as-is color wise, or do I stain it darker? Or something else?

So, what do you think? I'd love to get your input!


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Thursday, April 4, 2013


Daniel and I spend 12 hours last weekend doing the electrical work needed for our bathroom renovation. Well, mostly it was Daniel. I spent 12 hours handing him things and listening as he worked out how to re-wire a three way switch.

Now we are not electricians, nor would I recommend doing anything you aren't comfortable with, but so far we haven't blown ourselves up (I kid). Daniel swears by Wiring a Home by Rex Cauldwell and even I can understand it but it definitely isn't light reading. Just remember, when in doubt, turn off the main breaker.

As usual, the end result often looks worse than before but we got everything we wanted accomplished (I even wired a light switch all by my self!). We ran all of the wiring for the bathroom, fixed the three way switch in the hall and moved the hall light.

Please excuse the temporary light and temporary hole. The only thing left before we can start drywalling is the plumbing (which should be a hoot).