Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Just A Thought...

Hi All,

Just dropped in the share Just a Thought...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fall is Here Celebrate at the Country Living Fair

Hi All,

Before I moved to Georgia, I had never even heard of the Country Living Fair. My new friend Shelly invited me to go in 2011 and I've been hooked ever since. It's become a sure sign for me that Fall is here. I look forward to seeing all great ideas that people share and always come up with some of my own.

If you read or just browse through the pages at the checkout stand, you know that Country Living Magazine is chock full of great recipes, craft and home decor ideas. Well the fair is just like opening the pages of the magazine.

The Shopper- tunities are amazing. There are over 200 vendors at the fair . You can browse Stone Mountain Park shopping for great antiques, vintage items, home decor, one of a kind furniture pieces, handcrafted jewelry , re purposed items and more.

There are also seminars, how to demonstrations, cooking demos and a chance to meet the editors and celebrities.

Well, that's enough reasons for me.  So I've marked my calendar for the weekend of Oct. 24-26, 2014 and thanks to the generous folks at Explore Gwinnett, you can too!  Grabbing my sweater, a good friend and I hope to see you there.

I'm giving away TWO (2) tickets for the Country Living Fair
 at Stone Mountain, GA (Atlanta)

Here's how:

Leave a comment telling me what you would enjoy most about attending and what would you be looking for at the Country Living Fair.

This giveaway runs from : Oct. 8, 2014 until midnight Oct. 19, 2014.

One winner will be selected on Monday, Oct. 20th. I will contact you via email. Your tickets will be mailed to you on the 20th.

                                                                        Good Luck!!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Bathroom DIY ...Ranch Reno continues...

Hi All,

It's been a while since I posted something on the "Ranch Reno". Well, we've been working on it but a busy summer and conflicting schedules have kept us from making major steps. They've been more like baby steps. The decision was made to start small, and renovate  the"small"  hall bathroom first. Ok, I'll admit the decision was helped along by the great deal I got on floor tile at the ReStore. I share about that find and the final decision on an accent tile to go with it here. Here's a not so great cell phone pic of the bathroom, before. 

Yes, the walls are a bright red semi- gloss that I'm really looking forward to painting.!!

The room has had some demo work done so that it looks like this right now....

The old floor has been removed and the wood floor has been primed.

I hope  that a pedestal sink will make this room look larger, so that vanity was removed.  I hope the medicine cabinet can be painted and  recessed into the wall over the sink.

The toilet has been removed as we prepare to level the floor.

We used LEVELQUIK, a self leveling underlayment.

The pipes have been exposed so that they can be moved to accommodate the pedestal sink.

The wonderboard is being cut as I type, thinset and lots of screws coming next.

As I planned this bathroom renovation, I looked at a lot of pics online. I pinned a number of them. When I went back to look at them I discovered a theme. I like white, a lot and I love bead board in small bathrooms. I even remembered my first bathroom renovation over 18 years ago, and there was bead board involved!

This is the wall color that we chose:
Behr Marquee ( guaranteed to cover  the red semi gloss in one coat!) in Balboa...

These are a few of the pics that were my inspiration. This should show you where I'm going with this room...



Imagine my surprise when I found this pic after deciding on the paint , bead board, pedestal sink and dark floor!! It's almost just what I planned for this bathroom. I do plan a couple of things that I don't see in this pic but that's almost it.!

Stay tuned, this project is in high gear. Can't wait to get the floor in and the bead board up.