Friday, August 5, 2011

House Updates

I had a fun vlog post in mind for this evening involving me, my iPhone video camera and how I make egg sandwiches.  But I got to the part of the video where I had to crack the egg with one hand (Bruce wasn't home to take the video for me so I had the phone in one hand) and I failed.  Miserably.  Broken yolk and egg shells everywhere, including in the hot pan in the middle of my dinner.

So I scrapped the filming.

And made dinner with TWO hands.

But since that doesn't make for a very interesting blog post, I thought I'd snap some photos of some house-related progress we made today!

I probably shouldn't admit this, but we've lived in a house with two full bathrooms for over four months without getting a second shower curtain and making use of the second shower!  We bought this one at tar-jay today and moved our other one (light brown, super boring) to the bathroom that we don't use as often.  Then we got rid of all of the bathmats (brought them to the other bathroom as well) and picked up this neat wooden one and are going to go without rugs for the time being.

Even though the color is darker and richer, the room is brightened up a lot!

And onto the guest room ...

That mirror is formerly a multi-colored grungy looking mirror.  I gave it a quick coat of white spray paint today and voila!

As for these photos - this was a frustrating DIY project turned awesome. 

I had two cheap plastic ugly green frames that I hated and wanted to paint.  But because of the plastic material, the spray paint wasn't taking right away.  My initial plan was to buff the first two coats and hope that the third coat would stick after the buffing - but I realized that as I buffed, the paint chipped away and an antique-y look emerged!

I covered everything with a clear coat of spray paint (which stuck on the first try - so the buffing worked!), printed two black and whites of mine and crossed my fingers it would look good.  And I love it!

I have an exciting evening of NCIS re-runs planned for tonight.  Exciting, right?  Ha.


1 comment:

  1. Mmm - Mark Harmon in reruns or new episode, doesn't matter. he's nummy! : )

    i really like the decorating, but especially the lighthouse on the stool. that's neat!


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