Monday, June 23, 2014

Bathroom updates "Plans"

We want need to update our master shower. It is so, so tiny. With a linen closet adjacent to the shower I am beginning to get ideas. 

Lowe's sells a 48 inch shower base which would basically double the size of our current one! (You did read that right--double the size!).

I like the idea of a blending of more than one tile.

Tile Shower idea 410 908 2057   "Before" looks very much like our current bathroom. Will be doing our way more modern, but liked the before shots from reference,

05 - Cypress - Kitchen & Master Bathroom Remodel Like the clean, simple  Ones and the tile...small square in the floor and larger on the wall.

The contractor is coming to give us an estimate!!!!

What do you think???

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

General and I

I looked at my nice china cabinet and no-longer honey pine table through the holidays. I really didn't think I wanted to tackle the chairs. After all--they were oak and had been stained and finished by Mr. Spouse.

Excuse the drop cloth rug! But after staring and it and my mom asking "when are you going to do those chairs?" I thought they probably needed me...yes to tackle the chairs.

So I ventured off to purchase another quart. And, yes, it sat for a while (maybe a month!). I am a when I get an idea in my mind I will do it right then. With a few extra hours because of snow days off from school and delayed starts to school. I began. Three at a time so that we could still have meals. And yes, I worked right in the dining room since it is winter after all. The garage is cold!

I use the sock method to apply the gel stain. I did learn from the project that it is important to let the stain dry for 24 hours between coats. Otherwise you are just pulling off the stain in places.

These chairs have lots of grooves but I like the fact that it will resemble years of use when there are spots that are a slightly different color.

I am happy, happy, happy! Excuse the pictures taken with my iphone.

Now...what can I do next?