We are trying to tie up lose ends on our projects both in the house and in the Cottage but new items keep cropping up.
I started working on the stair runner two weeks ago. I finished about half of it before the sewing machine started giving me problems.
Also we’re heading to New York City soon so I’m trying to make plans for the trip. Thus far I have reduced our hotel bill $155 by going back to the website and calling for a better deal. Unfortunately $155 won’t pay our parking for the weekend but it will certainly help.
I have made a short list of Broadway, off-Broadway, and cabaret shows as well as must-see restaurants for the first-time visitor. We’ll be staying near the Waldorf. Any suggestions?
Our Cottage tenant has decided to have all the windows replaced with more efficient ones as well as a new front door and storm door. Those items along with some interior trim should keep the Cottage “under construction” for a few weeks.
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.