Sunday, March 22, 2009

The bathroom. (For Christine) :-}

Here are the pics of the bathroom redo.

In the beginning there was this:

The black parts are not all mold. Some of it is the residue from the glue from the wallpaper. I treated the mold and put chemicals in the primer coat because replacing the walls is for a later remodel. This is just a cosmetic redo, but made to last for a long time.
Here, in the second picture, you get a better idea of what color the ochre really is, although I lightened it a bit and added a touch more red.

I originally wanted the trim to be the gray blue. In these two pics the new trim looks like tan, but trust me, it is green.

It looks a little more green in this picture, but not the true color:

And here is the finished job.

The color is not a truly accurate representation but with the lighting I couldn't get it exact. I haven't played with my new camera enough to figure all that out, yet. The green is a very light sage-ish green and the yellow is ochre. Once I hang the curtains and get the furnishings put in there I will take some more pics and play with the lighting to see if I can get it right.

Christine, this pic is for you to show you the tub surround I got.

It is similar to formica board, but it was called something else. I just can't remember the name. The finish is quite flat, much like real stone would be. If you look closely you can see a couple of the little fossil shapes on the tiles.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Alright, but I still really want it to be spring, now!

Even though I am really, really ready for spring, I still get a little excited when I see snow falling.

When I left work last night it was a little warmer than earlier in the day. It wasn't raining at the time, but it had rained a little earlier and things were wet. As I got about twenty blocks from my house I noticed it "started" snowing. Then, all of a sudden, I realized that the ground was covered in snow all around me and as I got closer to my house even the streets were covered in snow. So weird. No snow at all down town, but covered in snow at my house. It snowed off and on all night and then this morning it really poured some snow. Here's the pics.

Now, mind you, if you drive a couple of miles or so west and twenty blocks south, there is just a trace of snow, if any on the ground. Crazy. I live in a little snow belt, I think.