Saturday, July 26, 2014 tile.

After last week's post stating that I wasn't going to put up the tile, I discovered that the ecobond I've been using can be used on tile. I'm still going to wait on the grout, but I'm so excited how this turned out.

I've also been working on the door...sanding and filling. Need to paint it and then I'll post a pic.  Also started on the platform for the bathtub, but got lazy, so didn't finish it. More of those pics to come as well.  I need to take a little inventory of the stuff I can do without buying anything and make my to-do list for this week.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Bathroom and starboard kitchen paint

I have to confess that the things coming to the top of the to-do list aren't very logical lately -- namely painting half of the kitchen and 75% of the bathroom. But here is the progress and I'm really liking it.

All taped and ready to start bright and early in the morning.

After the first coat and I wasn't sure that I liked it very much.  I got a little nervous, but...

After the second coat, which I put on too thin, I put on a third coat and liked it a lot better.

Starboard side of the bathroom.

Port side of the bathroom.

And here with the cabinets and fridge back in place, I'm liking it a lot more.  I got out the tile that I'll be using as a backsplash on the other side and accent on this side and I'm REALLY excited about that.  I'm waiting to put up the tile because I want to do that all at once.  We'll see how long my resolve about that lasts though.  I'm doing my best, once again, to finish items for which I have all the materials. I don't have the stuff to finish the tile and I still haven't done anything about the propane plumbing.  Can't finish the other wall until the propane plumbing is finished. But I'm saving all my money for a trip to Italy that I've been planning for a year and a half.  Some unexpected Jeep repairs and a surprise new crown (for my tooth, not for my head) set me back a bit.  Anyway, really excited about my Italy trip AND quite excited about the kitchen as well.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Drawer pulls and a bathroom wall

Anybody shop for drawer pulls lately?  I found some that I like, but they were quite expensive. Then I found some that would do, but they were quite expensive. Then I found some that I would love to have, but they were more expensive (for a whole set) than the new tires I just put on my Jeep. Then I thought that maybe I would make some drawer pulls out of braided nylon string and from that came the idea of putting a bead on the end of the string.  In looking for some beads that I liked, I ran across some shell-shaped beads that would have been perfect if they had been about ten times bigger. My thoughts then turned to the gigantic sea shell collection we already have around the house. 
Here you go!

The four drawers have smaller shells.

The port side cupboards

This cabinet on the starboard side sports a couple of shells from Australia. No need to drill these babies, they already had holes. 

Next up...finishing another of the bathroom walls.  I had to feed the electrical wires out the wall, and cut the hole for the waste water before finishing the wall you see here. 

Starboard side bottom

Port side bottom...

Port side top...

Starboard side top

Port side finished

Starboard side finished!

I feel a painting day coming on!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Stairs and a bit o' trim

I've been using a ladder to get into the bungalow until now.  Although sometimes I would just step right up onto the porch.  On days where I was in and out a lot both those methods got a little tiring.  Also, I've had more people showing interest in taking a peek inside.  Some of those people just don't do ladders.  So the stairs made the top of the list this week.  

I must admit I like using the stairs much more than I anticipated. If I build another tiny house, the stairs will be at the top of the list sooner.

Bonus blueberry bushes decided to share a few berries with us (at least me). So I picked a small handful, sat on the porch of TB and ate them one at a time.  Sorry Mom. That's right, I didn't share.

The other thing that got finished this week is a bit of trim. Here is the gable end in the sleeping loft. The picture isn't very good...sorry. In the pic it looks like there is a big gap between the trim and the wall or ceiling, but there really isn't. 

Perspective picture of the century...I'm standing on the floor under the ceiling fan (blades at the top of the pic), taking the picture toward the sleeping loft. Don't know if anyone but me can see it, but there is new trim down the peak of the ceiling...looks finished in real life. :)  

The trim on the porch side loft. Same issue with gaps in the picture that aren't really there. Shadows do funny things. 

Not feeling like I got very much accomplished this week and my biggest excuse is that it is too hot outside. Such a lame excuse because really it is only too hot for a few hours a day. The rest of the time I'm just being a wimp.  So, feeling like I need to step it up this week. Oh, and my cousin, Tami and her husband Tim are coming to visit this week and I'm SO excited to see them! Maybe I'll start posting a rogue's gallery of people who pass through the Bungalow...probably should have started that before.