Welcome to my little world! My name is Donna and I'm the mother of one very spoiled kitty named Clarice. I was a banker for over 20 years but now I'm a SAHM and loving every minute of it. I'm a super, huge Bon Jovi fan and an avid cross stitcher. I love decorating my home with flea market finds, primitive style items and vintage items. My hubby says if the last three generations threw it out as trash it'll end up in our house as a decoration.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Remodeling Finished....well sorta

So we are all finished except for the glass shower door and wall but they should be installed this week.  It was ordered but according to the shop it was delivered with a flaw so it had to be re-order which I'd rather it be right so happy they rejected the flawed piece.  So without further ado here's the Before:  It was dark and weird layout (remember walking thru the shower to access the tub)

Notice the tiled wall in the mirror which blocked all the windows and enclosed the shower and tub

AFTER: Now crisp, clean and bright not to mention functional
Light I picked up at an estate sale and it was just perfect in here

Clarice waiting for her drink of cool running water
And I decorated the cabinet in the laundry room and have decided to live with it for awhile before I decide if I'm painting it or now.

Love my drying rack after Mark fixed it for me and I've used it several times now
I'm so happy with the results and very, very happy to have the workmen gone!  It got exhausting running up those stairs a hundred times a day to answer questions, make decisions and conversations with those guys first thing every morning were agonizing for me.  I'm not a morning person at all....don't talk to me until after lunch because I'm slow to wake up....really slow!
Ok I'm off to get another iced coffee, change out of my pjs and it's not even noon yet but I've got plants I need to get in the ground today.
Do something today that makes you smile!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

And the saga continues

First of all I hate to complain when I'm not even doing the work but damn, if these contractors don't get finished soon I'm going to lose my ever loving mind.  Mark and I could have done it ourselves in this time frame but we hired a professional so it would be done in 2 to 3 weeks.  We now have a bet on when they will actually finish and I think Mark may win.  He said this Thursday and I said Saturday but I'm hoping that he wins this bet.  They did finish the laundry room so at least I'm back to doing laundry again but I lost my special tile.  Just a quick reminder here's what I ordered
But no one explained that this company only sells the tiles as a mixed lot like this....wth?  Seriously I fell in love with the tile they displayed at the store so I was heartbroken and back to square one.
I mean who does this all random in a small space?
Oh well it was back to the tile store to beg, plead and shop for new tile.  They don't normally allow returns on special orders but I think they just felt sorry for me.  I couldn't find anything I loved so I went the classic style way which probably is a better choice as much as it pains me to say.  We had the existing white cabinets moved to the same wall as well as the washer and dryer.  Still thinking I want to find a soapstone or granite countertop in charcoal or black to put on top of the appliances but I have agreed to wait a while because Mark's worried it'll make the room look smaller.
Added new lights

 Spent some serious time finding just the perfect knobs for the cabinet doors
And the rolling laundry cart

Now what to do with this cabinet.  I think it's just to jarring in it's stained finish.  I'm always in the "don't paint nice wood pieces" but I'm thinking about painting it charcoal or even a white.  This isn't a fine antique but it is a nice piece that someone made in the 1980's which is perfect for cookbook storage or as Mark calls it "Donna's Porn".  What are your thoughts?
And now the latest sweet baby picture of Zeva at 5 months old and her favorite snuggle toy, Sparkle the Elf.  She's just so stinkin cute that I can't stand it and I've got to get back home to see her. 
Well Mark's off to bed again in the guestroom and complaining all the way.  We miss our bed and Clarice does as well because I caught her napping up there tonight after the guys left.  She crawled under the quilt on my side and snuggled down amid the mirrors, trim, faucets, ect....well you get the idea.  She wants things back to normal just like we do so keep your fingers crossed that Mark wins the bet!
Do something this week that makes you smile....like looking at Zeva's picture!