A plate of succulents

To interject something pretty into our current bathroom situation..


I made this little plate from favors from my cousin’s beautiful wedding.


The calendar says summer is another week away.  I say… bring it!


Bathroom Before & After

upstairs bathroom, view from the tub






upstairs batrhoom, view from the door



I can’t believe I never posted pictures of the bathroom!  Here’s how it’s looking these days.  I love it.  There are all kinds of posts about the steps we took to get here, but it’s been done for a while and I’m finally showing you.  The room is small, so it’s hard to get in there and get photos, but you get the idea. (also, when I say “small” I mean “you could have fit our NYC bathroom in here 3 times, I’m not even kidding)  It’s cheerful and colorful and makes me happy.  And as this winter drags on and on and on … well, a little color and cheer is really all I can ask for.

Here are some more pictures of various angles ….

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Bathroom Cabinet

Designed by Chris and me, executed beautifully by Chris!

The doors are shutters we bought at an antique fair for $20.  The knobs are from Anthropologie.  (Like, who knew I could love a selection of knobs so much!!?  haha, knobs…)

The wood for the cabinet is recycled from the old bathroom cabinet

Et viola!  What do you think?


Bathroom Trim

Not the most exciting of titles, but any step closer to getting the bathroom done is a good step, in my book!  Chris made trim!  The baseboards in the house are tall, so he wanted it to match.  There is a piece of quarter round at the bottom, a piece of plywood above that, and decorative trim on top.  It has all been installed, now just needs to be painted.

Weekend Update: SO productive!!! (with a little more help from our friends …)

When we could tear ourselves away from watching Mamma Bird feed her babies, we worked with our friends Antonia and Anthony (aka Anthonia) on all KINDS of things around the house.  Progress is being made!  The upstairs bathroom is thisclose to being done, and we have used the shower!!!  For anyone who has been to the house, this is a major victory.  We also found time to hit the local farmer’s market, drink margaritas, play a little Mexican Train, visit with our friends Connie and Woody, who stopped by for a quick visit on Saturday,  and wish my Dad Apple a very happy birthday on June 30.  How was your weekend?

Bathroom Update II: The Tiling

The tiling has begun!!!  Thanks to the expertise,  borrowed tile cutter and other tools of my father-in-law, as well as the patience and talent of the Amazing Chris, the upstairs bathroom is coming along.  For such a small room, the shower just keeps getting bigger and bigger and bigger…