Another busy day working on the upstairs bath and my Hoya is blooming....

Today was another one of those busy days for me.  I went back to working on my upstairs bathroom  but first I needed to go out and water most of my potted plants. Our heat is back and in just one day they all dry out.  I noticed on the upstairs balcony the Hoya was blooming.  They are the sweetest flower clusters and mine are pink although they do come in white and lavender.  The plant has very long trailing vines and the flower has a waxie feel about them.  I think they feel and look like china.  I don't get an aroma but some say this flower does have one?
Then it was into my painting clothes and up to the bathroom I went to finish plastering areas where I took out the 1970's china TP, soap and tooth brush holders.  They match the tub and tile, a really deep cream color from the era.  Once I finish with the walls I'm going to attempt to paint the tub (that is for another post) and install a new white toilet.  
  After pulling out the holders  I used a scrap of drywall and plaster to repair the holes.
  Then I installed the new wood medicine cabinet.  Looks so much better than the old rusty outdated 1970's cabinet that was there.  I was surprised how easy it was to remove the old and install the new one.. just a matter of 4 screws then plastering the torn and broken spots in the dry wall that I created when moving out the old.

The walls are being  painted a  fresh coat of Behr,  
"Billowy Down" paint.
See what I mean about the ugly tub and tile.  I priced new but the budget just laughed at me.  Strange but my shower stall is tiled in a white color?

I'll tell you now that I've painted the kitchen counter I have so much more faith in all the new paints out there that are budget friendly.  It's been three years now since doing the kitchen counter top and it's holding up wonderfully.  I did the counter in this bath just three days ago and paid all of $19.99 for a quart and I still have about half  the can left.
From the old 1970's yellow laminate to a very soft "Ash" (gray) color and it really looks nice with the white walls and vanity.  I noticed the tub, tile and toilet are cream. Sink and shower tile is white. Wonder who put this room together because it's all original to the house?
This beauty below will be installed into the sink.  Now this excites me to have a new faucet.  
A tall faucet!

 I spent about 4 hours patching and painting and now I'm tired.  Time to sit still for the evening and continue on with my latest project, a cross stitch bib for my grandbaby Henry.  He is just 6 weeks  so this one will work in a few monthsI have plenty of time to finish.
 Feels good to sit!  Tomorrow is Sunday and it's my day of rest. Well maybe?
"Have a good weekend everyone"

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Warning, Watch out ladies. Mirror Image.. interesting, very interesting....

 Watch out when you or your family are in a dressing room, hotel room, or bathroom away from the home.

 I didn't know this, but I sure will remember it now!
How can you tell when you are in a room, restroom, motel etc. with a mirror or a 2-way glass?

Here's how: I thought it was quite interesting! And I know in about 30 seconds you're going to do what I did and find the nearest mirror.
   Do you know how to determine if a mirror is 2-way or not? A policewoman who travels all over the US and gives seminars and techniques for businesswomen passed this on.

When we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms, changing rooms, etc., how many of you know for sure that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the wall is a real mirror, or actually a 2-way mirror (i.e., they can see you, but you can't see them)? There have been many cases of people installing 2-way mirrors in female changing rooms . It is very difficult to positively identify the surface by looking at it.

So, how do we determine with any amount of certainty what type of mirror we are looking at?


Just conduct this simple test: Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface and if there is a GAP between your fingernail and the image of the nail, then it is GENUINE mirror. However, if your fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail, then 

Warning,  IT IS A 2-WAY MIRROR!

"No Space, Leave the Place" 
So remember, every time you see a mirror, do the "fingernail test." It doesn't cost you anything.

Watch out, remember,  
No Space, Leave the Place

I'm linking up to Jennys  letter "W"


Catching up on a few projects that I just let slide....

My up stairs bath was a project I started almost three years ago and just this week I got back to working on it.
 You know how it is, one thing leads to another and it just did not get finished.   The vanity was old builder grade brown wood and I painted it with the hopes of getting a new counter top with the addition of a second sink but finances did not permit so the ugly yellow laminate won the battle and stayed. 
Then there was the cross stitch I started last year for my daughters family... at the time there were only three little boys and just this past April they were blessed with baby boy #4.  Well I had to find a way to add this new addition and I squeezed Henry into the design.
 The only spot I could find to put Henry was between mom and dad cat and it worked out perfectly.

 As for the counter top I taped it and painted the color I was going for in the bath, grey and white (the old blue walls will change to soon) but once I put on the grey I chose,  I realized it was awful (much too dark and muddy looking)  and ran to the HD and bought a new color called "Ash"...
 Oh yes, a much calmer color and I really like how it turned out.

 I think the bathroom reno bug has come back to me and I pulled the old dated towel bar, tooth brush and soap dish from the walls.  My patch is not perfect but once dried I'll sand it smooth before the wall paint go's up. My mind sees a wooden towel rack with shelf on top and that means I need to hit the garage sales for this.
As for the soap dish and tooth brush rack, not going to replace. I keep our toothbrushes in the drawers.  Do you know how the toilet sprays around your bathroom when flushed, if the lid is not put down first?
 Well all I can say is ewwww!  You have a choice, put the lid down or put your brushes out of the way!

 My cross stitch is finished and all I need to do now is find a packing box to fit then to the post office heading for OKC. 
The  bathroom will be done in steps over the next few weeks.  I'll squeeze in a hour here and there until I finally get it done.
Funny thing I looked on my list of projects and there are 7 all together that are almost half finished.  
Why do I do this to myself?

"Have a great week everyone"

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Adorned From Above