Unfortunately when we had the additions put on something must have put pressure on this bathroom because a couple of tiles cracked. Naturally they’re in a conspicuous spot.
In our boxes of tile I found vintage pink tiles: one designated on the back as “new” and 2 more as “old”.
My plan is to try to find additional vintage pink tiles because I need a bullnose tile.
As a matter of fact if I can find a half dozen pink bullnose tiles it would be even better since the tiles under the shelf under the mirror should be bullnose but are not. Two have even been carved out to accommodate a former medicine cabinet.
I’m searching locally first where I hope to be successful.
By definition a triptych is a set of three associated artistic, literary, or musical works intended to be appreciated together.
To finish up the space over the toilet in the master bathroom where I hung a print of Paris and a clock with a map of France I felt there needed to be one more item. I had a piece of shelf glass that would fit well.
I wanted to hang it with the least conspicuous hardware which I found at Home Depot. (Naturally the first HD I stopped at did not have it but the one heading in the other direction had a variety of styles on hand.)
Using a level and long dry wall anchors that came with the shelf brackets I managed to secure the shelf to the wall allowing enough space for the top of the toilet tank to be removed without taking the shelf down.
The brackets I chose are rated for no deeper than a 6″ glass shelf; my shelf is closer to 8 inches so I might have to make an adjustment.
I’m looking for my colorful paper fish to display on the shelf but for now I have a small Limoges box, an enamel lidded box, and a small pitcher.
February is my favorite month probably because it’s my birth month and it’s short and it bridges the gap between winter and spring.
This February we already have plans for a long weekend in NYC with the express intention of seeing maximum Broadway and off-Broadway shows and possible a cabaret. (This is item #53 from my 101 in 1001.)
I also want to align our outdoor flood light so it comes on when someone pulls into the driveway. It became misaligned while we were painting the house in 2015. Unfortunately we have to pull out the big extension ladder to reach it. Time to be seen again without having to walk in the mud and wave my hands like an idiot.
I’m still waiting for a proposal from our tile guy. He said he was a month out when we spoke in January so I hope his crew will start and finish in February.
Charlie is trying to install the baseboard trim that has been filling our upstairs hallway for months now. He complains that he can’t access the other upstairs rooms yet has been dragging his feet on this project. Hoping this will get top priority while I’m at my day job.
I have 2 personal projects set to start this weekend that only I can do. More details later.