Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Rolling Right Along

The master bath and bedroom are underway. All the walls are painted in the bathroom, the tile floors are done and the plumbing is all hooked up. I have spent some time caulking and rolling the ceilings. I wanted to share my roller tip. I am using a :

Slit High-Capacity Foam Roller Cover

The slits allow the roller to hold more paint and also get into the tongue and groove lines.

The roller is heavy and I have broken two rolling poles using it! Makes a big difference in the job.
You can see the lines well here. See the cabinet in the background? We pinned and nailed it back together, painted it white and it looks great in the bathroom!

 Whisper is making sure all the plumbing is working well!


Monday, April 23, 2012

Styling DIY!

Can you work hard and look good too? Maybe...haha! Well I had to take pictures of this look. Powder, Rose et Moi! Is that French?

How about this one! Tell that roller WHO IS BOSS!

True that! No, really, I will, work for shoes....

Dredging in a dress!
There is something to be said about a woman who focuses more one what she achieves, rather on what she didn't accomplish. Sometimes, you have to get a little dirty to get the job done. I'm not afraid to look a little messy. ~drywall facial powder- color-white, mascara-white. Hair color~ Drywall Dust 109.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Difficulty in Design

A design idea can be an imaginative thing. It can also be more difficult and ambitious to achieve. I look at those instances as an opportunity to explore and discover. I saw these glass penny mosaic tiles and I envisioned them covering the bathroom counter. I was so excited when they arrived and couldn't wait to get them installed. I thought I knew what I was doing. We had bought a flexible mortar and the non sanded grout. The tiles had a mesh backing on them and I just assumed that you could see the mesh behind the tiles,  so I laid them glass side down and not mesh side down, in hopes of simply peeling the mesh off at the end. I was totally wrong! After we laid them, we used too much mortar that seeped up around some of the tiles, had problems with them slipping around, and then we tried everything to remove the mesh and  the glue and that caused several of the tiles to come off too. 

Being too anxious, not gathering enough information and being to tired caused us more work. Don't get me wrong, I am very happy that I learned from this mistake and I have more knowledge than ever about laying glass tiles. The counter is STILL going to be beautiful. 
 We should have laid it this side up!
 Wrong way! Too much mortar coming through!

 That mesh was not meant to come off!
 You can see the idea here.
 These are all the things we tried in removing the glue and mesh
We still have some work to do, but I can see the diamond in the rough coming through with the iridescent colors coming through the MUCK! 

Sometimes attempting a design idea can slow you down in the process, however, the outcome can leave you with a feeling of achievement and a new skill set! 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Fireplace Conundrum

 Back at it again, last dirty fireplace pit! Not sure what to do with this space. If I paint it, then there is still a big gaping hole that goes to a nothingness of powdering fireplace brick and soot. If I close it off, I can't utilize it like a pretend fireplace with faux heater or pretty candle display. I could tile it, but the cuts would be unique to close off the hole and I would have to decide on color and buy more tile??? Conundrum, that is my new word I learned today which perfectly describes my dilemma!


  1. A confusing and difficult problem or question.
  2. A question asked for amusement, typically one with a pun in its answer; a riddle.

 Dirty black soot!
 This is the clean version! See the bottom for the first sight!

 Summerwheat can see the beauty from the ashes!
I dumped the ashes in the yard, I figured it was good for the soil!
 Very dirty job! Did they ever clean out their fireplace?
 No treasures found....
 The date on this was 1955! It was crumbled up and half burnt, I love the picture, it looks so vintage!