Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Home Work

We've been getting some stuff done around the house including: new paint in the master bathroom, new nightstands to match our bed and some minor repairs on the full length mirror that was broken when we moved. Yes, it took me until now to fix it. Since July it has been laying on our bedroom floor. I had tried to glue it before with no luck, so today I pulled out the power tools and finally fixed it for good. I'm pretty proud of me :) I'm always impressed with myself when I use power tools successfully.

Here's some pictures of the tables and bathroom:

The master vanity before

And the master bathroom vanity now
(Things to note: bulbs in the light fixture, new paint, new outlet cover, new sink accessories and new handles on the cabinets and drawers)

Jamie still has two new brushed nickel faucets to put on the sink.

The master bathroom tub and shower before

And the master bathroom tub and shower now
(Notice new towels and towel bar, tub decorations, new paint, new trashcan and fuzzy floor mat)

(Notice the new towel rings, fuzzy floor mat and of course, the paint)

We still need to get a new window treatment for above the tub and new faucets to match the ones going in the sink.

If you didn't know or have forgotten, Jamie made our bed when we got married. It's beautiful and ridiculously heavy and one of the coolest gifts I've gotten ever. However, it did make it difficult to have other matching bedroom furniture. So over the past 6 months or so Jamie's been working on nightstands to match. We finally got them done enough to use this weekend (though still not completely complete; that would be against our nature). Here's what the bedroom looks like now:

And here's a close-up of the table top

Snazzy, huh? We still need to tile the top of the one on Jamie's side and grout the one on my side and they both are getting drawers (right now they're actually backwards so the drawer openings face the window; once we build the drawers and put them in we'll turn them around).

Another thing worth noting: if you remember, Mom, Shannon and Haley, we bought a set of four white shelves for the guest bathroom when we went to Bed Bath and Beyond in September. Those things were the shelves from Hades. I hung one then got so frustrated on the second I called Jamie in to help. He helped me get that one up and then we both got so frustrated trying to hang the third that we quit. There have been screw holes decorating the wall above two white shelves since. But on Friday, I conquered the Hades shelves!! It may not sound like much, but if you knew how IMPOSSIBLE those things were to hang, you'd be singing songs of praise to me right now.

Well now you know what I've been up to since getting laid-off. I'm still (sorta) looking for another job, but I'm looking forward to spending the next few days totally devoted to puppy training! Our puppy should be coming home tonight if he's recovered enough from being neutered earlier today, though it might be tomorrow if the vet decides to keep him over night. There will be pictures as soon as he's home and I get a break long enough to blog!


Anonymous said...

I'm VERY impressed there, Martha! I love the color of your bedroom walls, and the furniture that Jamie built(is building!) is gorgeous! I do have one question, though. Don't you feel a little, well, exposed, without a window covering on that giant window over the tub?
Your impressed, yet concerned, yet loving,
Aunt Linda :-)

Tara said...

Hahaha Aunt Linda! I so would be if there was nothing there. I hate uncovered windows. They freak me out at night (just ask Kristy). But there is an old vinyl blind there. It's not pretty, but it gives us privacy. I just want to replace it - and the ones in our bedroom - with nice wooden ones.

cyndee said...

Wow! Everything looks soo nice! (Thank you for showing us pictures before your puppy pees on and chews everything! :-))