While things are really moving along at the house, nothing is really photo-worthy.
Add this to the fact that we work during the day and by the time I get to the house to take photos, it’s way past dark and the photos don’t show how wonderful it really looks. And when I try to take photos on weekends, we spend AN ENTIRE SUNDAY ATTEMPTING TO FIND A BATHTUB.
For goodness sakes, all I wanted was a deep tub with a smooth floor. IS THAT SO MUCH TO ASK?
I guess it is. We ended up losing 5 hours, our sanity, a few hundred bucks and half of my requirements for a perfect tub (it’s not as deep as I wanted). But, it is made in America. (Believe it or not, Anonymous, you can actually find American-made items in home stores.)
I guess that’s worth something.
So, right now, Ryan is spending his time getting all the insulation holes filled on the walls and the walls finished up so I can paint. Because the walls are plaster, the texture is uneven in some places. So, he decided to skim coat the walls and ceilings in the living room, dining room and entry way. The skim coat essentially smoothes out the rough parts and allows Ryan to fix cracks, etc. He sands in between coats.
The entry is pretty much complete. And, I’m shocked at how smooth the walls are. (You can see it above in the entry.) Those of you with old houses understand. Plaster can be challenging, but it also has lots of character. With the skim coat, it will look awesome with a coat of paint. Can’t wait to show you all. I’m thinking I may even be painting the entry this weekend. Just need to figure out what color.
I want a pretty light greige. Any suggestions?
I know you cannot tell from this photo. But this is Bedford Grey from Martha’s HD line, which is what I was planning on using. But now I’m afraid it’s too silver.
We also decided to do some woodwork detailing on the ceiling of the living room. Almost like board and batten for the ceiling. I’ll paint it white and I hope it will connect all the other woodwork in the house – the dining room, the stairway, the built-ins…
This week, I worked on matching the texture on the new sections of wall in the second bedroom.
Luckily, the texture is super easy to replicate and I actually like it.
In other news, I’ve been making supper and bringing it over every night so we don’t have to eat out. Here’s an example. Pasta with a few pieces of garlic bread. Usually, it’s even warm by the time I get there. 😉 Eating at a very fancy card table. Very romantic.
Can I be entered in wifey of the year?
So, that’s week 23.
What do you think?