The new guys have several jobs going on at one time so there have been some lulls. However, later this week the bathroom will be back underway which is very exciting! The painters started today and they are caulking and spackling and getting ready to paint all of the new molding and touching up the walls where they have already been spackled and patched. Mr. White, our favorite painter, is also doing a job in town at the same time so he will take longer than the two days it took him to paint Mom’s whole downstairs – he is fast AND good!
Today I finally settled on a backsplash for the kitchen and tile for the fireplace surround and ordered both. I really hope I’m happy with my choices – of course they aren’t anything I had samples for – well, not really. They are both similar but different shapes/patterns. I hope to be able to post installation pictures in a week! We may have to wait until after the floors are done – and the floor guys start on August 13! That’s also my “second birthday” – i.e. the day my parents brought me home from the orphanage or foster home or, as Dad always said, some creepy basement where they kept kids underneath the Children’s Bureau building in Columbia – so maybe it’s a sign.
Back to the tile – once again I deviated from my original intention – but I had been deviating from my first choices the past couple of weeks and focusing on marble. It maybe a little boring but it does leave me with a finished product that I can easily accent with color – as opposed to, say, the subway tiles in glass in a green/blue color that may not work out so well if I decide to paint my cabinets purple in a few years. I’m not saying I will, but I might. You just never know!