I went skiing Friday night (I got pictures, so that'll be a different post) but Jay had to stay home to paint the baseboards. His former boss came over to help out installing the baseboards in the master bedroom and building me a new closet (more pictures, another post).
When I got home at 11:45 PM Jay asked me to help him with the final few boards. Seriously? He couldn't believe I went on to bed and wouldn't help. Hey - I wasn't the one who told him to put it off till the last minute. Plus midnight is like 3 hours past my bedtime, I'm sure my work would have been sloppy any way.
8 AM came early the next morning. Thankfully Richie was prompt or else Jay and I would have never got our rears out of bed. After helping Jay clear out my closet, I headed to Lowe's to pick up some supplies while the guys got started on the baseboards.
By the end of the day, the guys had all but two of the baseboards installed and all of the shelving for my closet built. I was making them saw outside, so they packed up around 6 that evening. I'm not entirely confident the project will be finished by the end of the week as Jay said it would be, but it has to happen soon - my shoes are still homeless! (Jay still has to paint the shelving and install one more rod in the closet.)
Yesterday was a workday at the rental house, trying to get the rest of the crap stuff packed up. Also,
Thankfully my portion will only take one more car load and I'll be clear of that house. Jay's in charge of the garage. Not so sure he'll be that lucky.
Now on to the picture portion of the blog - I need help with suggestions on what to two in three spaces in the house. The two bathrooms have shower doors, instead of curtains, so they look very plain and bare. Its amazing how much life a shower curtain can bring to a room.
These are the rooms that are technically finish - everything has been unpacked and put in its proper place. They just seem so blah. Please let me know what you think - how can I spice them up?
First the guest bathroom:
Besides the toilet in the corner, that's pretty much all there is to this room. Its that boring. So maybe a picture on the wall beside the toilet? I didn't take a picture of it (its to the right of the sink) because its just your standard white toilet in a standard white corner.
On to the master bath:
We definitely need to get a mirror to go over the sink, but that still leaves us with a lot of open wall space.
What about a framed print over the tub? Would the steam from the shower hurt the matting or the print itself?
Also - how do you feel about window treatments? I keep thinking that the room would be livened up with a curtain over the window or something, but I've heard people say that curtains are passe.
Now to the final space I need help with - the kitchen island. Its a big huge area that I'd love to leave open, but I know my husband will use it for a dumping ground if I don't make it a useful space. Ideas?
If ever there was a time for meaningful comments - it is now. I want my home to look nice, not just settle for "okay". Thanks in advance! I promise if I get good suggestions I'll impliment them then take more pictures to post.