Monday, February 26, 2007

Before and After..........

The children's bathroom is complete! DH worked very hard the last couple of weekends to get it just right for me. I wish I had taken photos before when the wallpaper was up...think mid 90's green,navy and mauve stripe. It wasn't bad, just very early/mid 90s. The light bar was that lovely exposed big, round bulb fixture that builders love due to its very economical cost.
The guys working hard!
Little man supervises big man!

After!

Everyone is very happy with the improved bath!




Sunday, February 18, 2007

Lusting in my heart after....


these Bunny dishes! Yes, that may seem bizarre but I can just see the perfect spring (and Easter) meal done with these.
Oh me, oh my. I think I am developing a thing for bunnies...they just make me happy. I found them on this great site:
The bathroom project is coming along fine. The paint is almost complete. The new lighting fixture is up but I haven't found the perfect little glass "cups" for each of the arms so back to the store tonight (3 trips concerning this particular item!).
Also, as the project has progressed so has some of its direction. Now, I am ordering a new shower curtain as opposed to using the one I had planned on using thanks to Barefoot over at http://www.thebarefoot.blogspot.com and Ballards http://www.ballarddesigns.com. The downside to ordering a new shower curtian is that I will have to wait for it to arrive which will delay the completion of the project.
I am also not sure I am going to paint the cabinets -- I had planned on painting them black -- but am not so sure now. I may just paint the frame around the mirror black. I have those wooden letters painted black for each child's initial to put up. I also need to find new rugs and a trash can for in there. All the "bathroom trash cans" I have seen obviously are not intended for a bath where 3 children regularly hang out. I probably would actually be better served with a trash compactor in there!
I should add that my sweet, DH has managed to find time this weekend to paint and redo lighting, etc. this weekend and I am eternally grateful to him for it! ( Oh, and be patient as the project took on a different direction.) Thanks, sweetie.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Long weekend.....

My children (or rather, the school admininstration) has blessed me with a long weekend! No school today or Monday. Here in the south we don't get the end of February "Winter Break" so I am excited to have a mid-Feb. long weekend!!!

I would have enjoyed sleeping in this morning but DS#1 had a friend over and DS#2 felt compelled sit outside his big brother's bedroom door and play - loudly - until they (and everyone else) were awake. Not that it was a big surprise since my boys tend to get up early but I had been up several times during the night telling them to try to be quieter and settle down and my sleep wasn't the best. Anyway, in honor of being considered a good hostess, I trudged downstairs to whip up some pancakes, sausage and fresh strawberries. Of course, the boys - being 10 and completely starved - inhaled their breakfast and went off to play. I probably would have been just as good a hostess if I had put out a box of PopTarts on the table along with juice boxes and let them have at it.

So, here I sit debating on whether or not I take a nap as soon as DS#1's friend leaves or should I actually start the "BATHROOM PROJECT"? This Bathroom has haunted me and now I have determined that this will be the weekend when it gets taken care off. Not to mention DD has one of her girlfriends from our old home in NY coming to visit in 2 weeks and I don't want to frighten her with the "we are in the middle of redoing that bath" room. Almost all the wallpaper has been removed and I purchased fine sandpaper for smoothing out some areas before painting. I have picked out the paint color (Kennebunkport Green!) and need this room to be completed. Of course, I still need to get to Lowes for the new lighting fixture, although, I know how hard to to understand why I am ridding myself of the lovely large round light bulbs on a chrome bar - think lighting around a Movie Star's dressing table - BUT it must be done! The bathroom must come into the new century! Must, I tell ya!!!!



Anyway, it is cold here (not as cold as other places but for us...it is COLD!) so I guess it is as good a weekend as any to get to it.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

I have been away for the land of blog for a bit. I haven't kept up reading others very much and haven't written. It seems a season of meloncoloy has come and I am stumbling around in the fog that it brings.