Monday, November 16, 2015

A Rainy Monday

The clouds were just moving in late yesterday when I snapped this photo.  I woke up to rain this morning and a bit of a panicky feeling as my thoughts quickly zeroed in on the work still needing to be done before Thanksgiving.  I'm beginning to think that going out to eat this Thanksgiving sounds good.

There is so much clutter from moving stuff out of the big closet in the bathroom in order to get to the plumbing for the tub and putting ceramic tile on the floor.  The clutter of tools scattered around, the clutter of boxes such as the new sink faucet and the huge box which houses the new toilet.  You get the picture.  But not an actual one.  Ha! 

After being home from work all week with a nasty cold/virus, BG was feeling well enough to help me get the bathroom painted over the weekend.  He got on the ladder and painted near the ceiling and I rolled on the rest.  And, yes, I did find the paint I was looking for!

The vanity is now sitting below that light fixture, but not yet completely put in place.  I stood on a chair holding that fixture while BG did the wiring.  He finished just in the nick of time as my arm began cramping.  Not to mention his hand was getting a cramp, too.

I think I may have said a time or two, that when we get finished with this bathroom and a couple more rooms get painted and the basement redone, and The Project is painted, that I'm swearing off DIY projects for good!  

Meanwhile, back at The Project our daughter was painting and J, her boyfriend, was changing a ceiling light and taking out shelves in a closet for her.  

As in all painting projects that I've had a hand in, after the first coat dries you always find a few places that need a touch up or maybe even a second coat.  I had to do that for the bathroom and her spare bedroom will need the same.

At first I didn't like the color she chose, it looked so different when wet, but after it dried a bit it looked much better.  She chose a shade of brown which looked pretty and chocolatey on the sample.

Don't look at the ceiling too close, there needs to be some touch up painting done.  The only thing in this room we didn't replace was the bathtub.  It was in pretty good shape and we wanted to stay within our budget for this project.  I did decide to go ahead and have the grab bars put in because I've already wished I something to hold on to when I've had a senior vertigo moment.

How about a mirror like these that are at the Dixie Stampede in Branson for our bathroom?  I actually have 2 of the horse collars from long ago.  My dad gave me one and when he moved I inherited his.  They've been in storage ever since because they are not quite my thing!  But hey, I could put a mirror in one and hang it over the vanity.  What do you think?  No?  Me, neither. 

Before I close I want to say that my thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the horrific happenings in France.  Also my prayers are with all who are fighting against those who are doing the devil's work all around the world.  I think that the devil must be working overtime because he knows his time is growing short.  May the Lord bless us and keep us safe.

xo Cheryl


  1. i'd pass on the horse collar mirrors, myself. :)

  2. i vote NO on the mirror... sounds like you have a lot done and eating out is a good thing. we started eating out for TG and Christmas, 3 years ago, this will be our 4th. to have left overs i bought a rotisserie chicken and made 2 side dishes the next day...

  3. Loving this rain and your blue paint choice. I'd pass on the horse collars too... :)

  4. I get tired just thinking about all the work you are doing.LOL I guess it is different when there are two of you.I just refuse to tackle any big jobs like that alone.

  5. I do like the blue paint....not much on the horse collar mirror, though!

  6. I hope you are feeling lots better. And I love blue for the bathroom. I just showed photos of our blue bathroom with what 'not' to do! haha! Enjoy your evening! Hugs, Diane

  7. Evening, rainy Monday here too, good lazy day indoors. I agree, blue is nice for the bathroom, Blessings Francine.

  8. I know what you mean about DIY projects. We have done many in our day. These days, I am only up for projects that can be done in a weekend. It is so satisfying when you're done though, isn't it? Your daughter is going to have a beautiful place to live!

  9. I hear you. Those DIY projects are just never ending, aren't they? I swear I am never gong to do another one...and then...there I go! lol horse collar mirror for me either- although I WOULD like a pair of fine leather cowboy boots! xo Diana

  10. No on the mirror vote also. Like the blue paint.

  11. You have been busy! I don't know what to think about the mirrors..just a bit much for my taste, but I don't have a western theme in my house, so they might work for someone who does.
    I like the paint color. Have a great day!

  12. I think these project sare actually major fixer uppers and I think I would have had a nervous breakdown by now!! I always tell others to think how great it's going to look when it's finished but for myself...well, I get all cranky and stressed. Not having time to cook on a holiday is not half as bad as having your home in a state of changes like these. But if it's just family, who cares?

    You nailed it on the head with your thoughts on these terrorist attacks. Most of us can only pray that every country possible will unite to end this insanity. Very very sad.

    Jane x

  13. I'm with you on DIY projects. The older we get the less fun they sound!

  14. Amen to your closing paragraph. Anyone who has eys to see can tell that something different is afoot.

    You did a wonderful job painting (my least favorite thing to do)! It looks great. You know how they always say someone has it worse than you? Well, I read this and thought that you have it worse than I. We've been tripping over boxes for weeks and just when I get itl all absorbed or cleared, another load arrives, but it is still not so rough as what you have dealt with for months. Hope that you are seeing light at the end of the tunnel. (I hear you about Thanksgiving dinner, too. =D )

  15. I am glad you found the paint you wanted...I would not want a horse collar in my bathroom. But I do have our old horse's work collar. I just cannot bare to get rid of it. He died when I was around 16, and had been retired for a long time.

  16. Everything looks wonderful, Cheryl! I can't tell you how many times I declared my DIY projects finished forever, but after a few weeks rest, I was right back at it! LOL Love the color!
    I am glad your Dh is feeling better!
    We are thinking about having Thanksgiving dinner out too, especially since my Mother is having hers this Sunday!
    Yes! we are praying for France, and yes, the devils time is short.
    Have a blessed evening,
    Hugs from me,

  17. I'm worn out just watching. I remember when DYI projects used to be fun and easy, not anymore. Yours looks great!

  18. Good Morning! It is raining in north GA today. Love your paint color. Our home is painted builder grade beige but I am too old/sore to change it! lol Glad your husband is feeling better; don't overdo and make yourself sick for Thanksgiving. Wishing you a nice day.

  19. i knew i had seen those mirrors before. it has been wow over 10 years or more years ... but very very cool. they are very unique. ( :
    have a great Thanksgiving!! hope you are well. big big hugs.

  20. I am so glad that you share the progress with your projects; I have loved following it all. Kind of happy that we don't have any. We have been there and done that about 20 years ago. It wore me out trying to gut a house and re-do a lot of it. I will look forward to seeing pictures of your finished bathroom.
    I too feel so sad about France. I do think that the Devil is working over time because he knows the Savior is coming soon. At least I feel it! Blessings and hugs for you! I am happy to hear your husband is doing better.