Truth.... isn't it strange?

" Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities . Truth isn't "

Mark Twain

Saturday, July 30, 2011

finished bathroom


post WWII framing

rustic 9 ft
 ceiling beyond the dropped 8 ft ceiling

finished 6 ft X 7 ft total sq. ft 

ikea sink and faucet 

additional ledge at end of tub

ceiling fan

curved rod for more shower space

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before and after bathroom. wanted a BIG color in this little bathroom and now I get to have fun with  rugs and towels ..... finally . lots of hurry up and wait time when you do tile with accent  pieces. I picked out the IKEA sink for it's very small frame and yet, large basin . Got the faucet their too . The toilet was the most narrow I could find and of good quality, same with the tub, saved around 5 inches between the two.  Pocket door to finish it all off. The bathroom  was always too small . The door would hit the cabinet and the two old globe lights that hung down in front of the mirror. no room for dressing. I also got rid of a false wall hiding the inner wall shower plumbing at the end of the old tub and added a ledge and 6 inches of wall space by placing plumbing on the opposite wall

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

decorative painting accents

Stopped into our local french bakery, Fleur de lis , to pick up some pastries for a gathering at the gallery this morning and took a few pics of the decorative painting I did when the bakery was newly opening. A slight flourish here and there to bring enhance the french design. There is a nice mural of Notre Dame on the west wall also.... this is by muralist Janelle Emery.

Monday, July 18, 2011

vacation& home tiling

Eureka performing arts building

lions head growth

I'm back to work now. Went to the Redwoods .... camping and hiking. Amazing! Albee Creek campground ... 5 miles off the main roads and next to hiking trails. Vocabulary got very small next to those ancient trees.... " wow, there's a big one! " " look " " look "