Friday, May 1, 2015

Friday Update ~ 05/01/2015

How is it May already?  Seriously.  I have no idea where April went!  On a positive note, the weather has been amazing this week and I can feel summer creeping in.   I love this time of year!  :)  I'd rather be hot, sweaty and on the verge of heat stroke than be cold.


The dining room table and 4 chairs went home this week.  This project was challenging but I am so happy with the results.  It was my first time to do this finish.  I'll share all the before & after pictures plus details on that project next week.  Here is what it looked like when it was dropped off.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Purple & Grey Nursery Furniture

I have a great furniture makeover to share!  These pieces were delivered at Thanksgiving and now the nursery is set up and that sweet baby is here.

The client found the dresser at an estate sale and the bed was hers when she was a baby.  The bookcase some how did not get a before picture but I did paint it too.  It was built by one of her friends.  They are heavy, solid wood, and in great shape.  She chose a finish I have never done before and I love it!


Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday Update ~ 04/24/2015

Y'all.  Its Friday!

I know I missed last week.  The post was even typed up and ready, I just forgot to take pictures and get it finished.  Sorry.


Right now I am working on a dining set.  It was painted by the client's friend.  She wasn't loving the result so she tried to fix it.  Now I am doing damage control times two.  The final look will be stained so I have been stripping and sanding off all the paint and furniture wax that was put on it.  It has stained beautifully and should be done this weekend.

Here is what they looked like before.

Monday, April 13, 2015

iPhone Camera Lenses

Happy Monday, every one!  I hope it was a great weekend.  These past few months have been extremely busy and time is flying by.  How is it mid April already?  The bathroom project is still dragging on and I have been working on furniture jobs and making final plans for the trip.  And if I am being totally honest, I have been a little burned out lately.  Just tired and sluggish and unmotivated.  I think I am pulling out of it and have a productive week planned.

I have mentioned our trip several times but have yet to give the details.  At the end of this post, I will tell you about where we are going but first I want to tell you about these cool camera lenses I have  been using.  They are tiny and will fit in my cross body bag easily.  Plus they are extremely affordable.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

How to Remove Pressure Gauges from Shower Fixtures

Hey, hey, everyone!  Great news.  We fixed the hot water issue and have been using the shower!  LOVE. IT.  Obviously, we still have a lot of work to finish the entire bathroom but other than the glass door being installed, the shower is done!

Today, I want to share with you how I removed the pressure gauges from our new shower fixtures.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Update ~ 3/27/2015

Hi all.  Last Friday, I talked about installing our fixtures and actually being able to shower in the shower.  We got the fixtures installed...but we are not using the shower.

First let's start with the fixtures.

They are installed and we have fixed any leaks that we could find.  I am working on tutorials for taking the pressure control gauge out of the fixture and tips & tricks for installation.  Look for them next week.  Here is what the bathroom looks like now.  (No my walls are not curved.  I used a wide angle lens so there is some curving in the picture....and sorry for the bad lighting)

Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday Update ~ 03/20/2015

So I fell off the Friday Update band wagon for a few weeks.  Sorry, guys.  It happens.  If you follow me on Instagram (you should if you don't!), you know the past few weeks have been filled with nights at the rodeo, updating the blog (y'all know technology hates me), and working on projects other than the bathroom.  Plus, I took several days off to be with my mom while she was visiting from Germany and spend some time with my best friend while her kids were on spring break.


We have stalled a little in the bathroom.  My goal for this project is to stay on budget and to not stress out too much.  Since we have another bathroom in the house, having this one all messed up isn't that big of a deal.  Other things have taken up my time and energy so the bathroom has been on the back burner for the last few weeks.  Tonight we plan on installing the rest of the fixtures and hopefully we can use the new shower this weekend!

Tile and grout done.