Monday, October 4, 2010

Master Bathroom, painting the floors

This is my master bedroom bathroom also newly revamped.  Cabinets and new molding around the mirror with a dark stain, 'bombay' high gloss.  I repainted the counter tops as well.  Easy, just took time time allowing drying, curing.  Also, repainted the floors.  This was another new venture for me and took a few days, due to drying time needed and the varying layers.
First added was the primer (bin 123, or something like that).  Then added a base color (porch grade paint to hold up to moisture, etc).  Then a bronze glaze over that, then painted on the squares, then a high shine gloss protection.  This was done about two months ago and has held up very well, and my husband loved it!Posted by PicasaHooking up to Funky Junk Interiors SNS!

Friday, October 1, 2010

All About Me

I am hooking up to Donna's Funky Junk Interiors in celebration of her, now surpassed 3000 followers event!  I love this woman.  She is amazing.  So here I go...

WHO I AM....I am a mother of two wonderful, beautiful daughters, 28 and 22,-- making their way in the world.  I am a wife of ten years to a great guy, Rusty.  I am a nurse.  I work on the weekends screening psychiatric patients from the Emergency Department.

WHERE I LIVE...Springfield, Missouri.  A small, big town of approximately 200,000 when the colleges are in session.  A nice place to live.  I grew up in St. Louis, MO, until I was 17 and I am glad I moved here.  Very manageable maneuvering around in this town.

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MY HOME...When I was dating my husband he bought this home because he wanted to be closer to work and because I think he knew we would someday get married.   When I would come and visit him it was a white box, and I mean everything was white...white walls, white carpet, white tile, everything.  Nothing wrong with white (wasn't anywhere near some of the pretty, shabby chic white that is out there), but it was stark, cold and had no personality.

Since we have married I have painted EVERY SINGLE SURFACE, sometimes more than once.  It has been hit and miss, but I believe it is becoming 'our home'.  He pretty much gives me free rein to do whatever I want, although there is still a large wall of sound stuff in the living room that I would like to adjust.  It's his house, too, (shoot it is his house that he bought and paid for!) but eventually I think we will find a way to incorporate his sound, stereo stuff with the whatever it is I am trying to achieve in the living room.  It's home.

MY FAVORITE ROOM IS...Currently I love my kitchen and the guest bathroom (recently, almost completely redone from top to bottom from yours truly--still need to get the new light fixture and faucet installed, $$$$--installation costs).

MY FAVORITE THING TO DO DIY WISE...Couldn't say because it is always changing.  I love searching blogland, mostly through Funky Junk InteriorsThere are so many talented, motivated and innovative women out there...I just start making a list and doing what I can.  So much fun!

I WISH I KNEW HOW TO...have the confidence to use power tools.  I can use a drill, but a power saw, I really have to psych myself up to go there...and I haven't yet.  But I love seeing what the rest of you do!  You are amazing!

SOMETHING YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ME...I don't know....I am pretty much an open book.  No big secrets.

WHY I LOVE TO BLOG...The only reason I started my blog is because of all the wonderful things I have seen the rest of you do and I wanted to get in on the action.  So I had to start a blog.  Donna said so.  I have done a few projects which you can see if you scroll down.  My favorite projects are the redo of a hutch and the crown molding I put up in the kitchen, all by myself, using a hand saw and hammer.  

Thank you so much for stopping by and I look forward to seeing all the wonderful things the rest of you are doing!