posted by K | filed under Bathrooms, Ooh, Pretty!, Paint, Simplify | 6 Comments

My official painting T-shirt is back out of retirement! The last time I busted it out was seven months ago, when we were preparing for our home study, and I decided impulsively to paint the hall bathroom with a pint of dark green paint we had lying around. Turned out there wasn’t enough paint to [...]

posted by K | filed under Adoption, Bathrooms, Ooh, Pretty! | 8 Comments

We weren’t planning to do anything else to the half bathroom to prepare it for the home study. I’d already cleared off the counter, cleaned everything, and organized the closet. But then I made the mistake of telling my mother about it. Lately, she has been an overflowing fount of unwanted advice. I think it’s [...]

posted by K | filed under Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Ooh, Pretty! | 7 Comments

The master bathroom project is so close to finished that we could finally hang the vintage style glass shelves I bought from a few weeks ago. Ooooh, pretty! We ran out of caulk, so we have a little caulking left to do and some paint touch-ups, a towel hook or two to hang, and [...]

posted by K | filed under Bathrooms, Kitchen | 4 Comments

I don’t have much to show off. As usual, our work on the house comes in infinitesimal bursts, spaced out by weeks of utter inactivity. The latest burst included a weekend of painting the bathroom door and window frames, priming the ceiling, and hanging the medicine cabinet. It felt so good to do something – [...]

posted by K | filed under Bathrooms | 1 Comment

The other night my friend Deirdre was rhapsodizing about the therapeutic qualities of white primer – how it means the messy, unpleasant part of the job (the sanding and scraping and hole-filling) is over. Also, I added, it covers up a multitude of sins and creates a bright, blank canvas (and if I could’ve thought [...]

posted by K | filed under Bathrooms | 13 Comments

I don’t ask for much in life – just a roof over my head, a car that runs, at least one pair of red shoes, fancy bakery cake once a year, my way in everything, the love of a good man (and dog and cats) … and last but not least, a leisurely hot shower [...]

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