Monday, May 10, 2010

Unabashed DIYers

My house is far from perfect, but of course, I have no intention of proving that to you. ;) However, there are parts of it that I just love. The guest {ahem} water closet, strangely enough, is one of them. There isn't a lot to it, but it pleases me.

I was unhappy with the contractor spray on wall texture that we all must endure if we buy a prebuilt home in California {it's a widely accepted disguise for irregularities, poor workmanship, and lack of pride in workmanship}. My self confidence seemingly knowing no bounds . . . I thought that certainly, I could texture the walls to a more attractive finish. And if I do say so myself, I certainly did. :) {My vanity apparently knows no bounds, either.} Into the heavy, wet joint compound, I pressed sprigs of rosemary for the look that you see in the photo above. I did a similar treatment with various leaves in the master bath . . . {maybe sometime I'll show you.} I really love the finished product. I wonder if I have the wherewithall to do it in the entire redo of the family-famous, never-to-be-finished/started family room?

On the opposite wall {directly over the, er . . . accommodations}, a cabinet is mounted, the door fashioned from an old window . . . by my Super-duper He Can Do Anything Handyman Husband. I'm going to keep trying, in different light to see if I can get a better photograph, but in the meantime, this will have to do . . . {I think you can get a pretty good idea.}

When we had our little store, just as quickly as he could finish these, they would sell.
I know!
I'm so proud of him. I wonder how many of them are wandering around our area?

Do you ever wonder that? . . .when you sell the things you make? Like, do you ever . . . say, go to the mall and see a woman wearing your jewelry? How cool would that be?

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be totally and unabashadly brag-idocious.
Ah, well . . . nobody's perfect. :)

1 comment:

  1. it's OK Debbi....if you really DO have something to brag about!
    Love it!