Local Art

I have a new piece of art. This figurative post was found at the Seymour Art Gallery  show and I had to have it. Lloyd Skelton is the artist.

Another artist in the show was Melanie Thompson, I had one of her lamps, purchased last June when I was on Salt Spring Island.  I have the lamp on the right made with cedar.This lamp gives such a warm glow to my dining area.

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Renovation done.

The bathroom renovation is complete. Not quite done with the accessories, still need a picture or two, something for the shelf but otherwise complete.

It is clean and sleek looking with warm touches brought in with the towels and floor.

So now for the before and after shots.

The shower stall:

The counter and sinks:

The tub:

The mirrors and lights:

Maria came and selected the wall and cabinet colour: Benjamin Moore CC490 Stone Hearth for the walls, and CC53 Horizon for the cabinets. Some of my own artwork went up on the wall, it was posted here.  I bought rust towels and I alternate them with a warm turquoise ones. 

We love the new look.


I wrote this up last week, and the painter comes in a couple of days.
I have been living with more dust than normal. Mostly grout and drywall. Man that gets everywhere. Drop cloths went  from the ensuite bathroom down the stairs, through the kitchen to the back door.  All the old tile, counter, sinks, taps and toilet were removed.

The tile is now up, there is heat under the floor tiles, counter and sinks are in as well as the toilet(dual flush) and most of the taps. One is still on order.  The shower door was installed. I am loving the heat under those tiles. We went with big tiles, 12″ by 36″ on the walls and 17″ by 25″ on the floor.  Love the new light. Still to buy all the other bits, towel bars,( I got those the other day), mirrors, art and new towels.

The tiles are hard to photograph, the white one is on the walls.

Last week, Maria, from Colour me Happy, came to do the bathroom colours. It is going to be wonderful. Our painter comes in a couple of weeks. I won’t put up pictures  on the blog until that is done.

Home improvements.

The painting is nearly done. downstairs is painted, it is lovely and I finally feel the colour is right for us.

My hubby is putting the downstairs powder room back together with a new vanity, sink and accessories. We have to buy the new light and mirror yet as well.  Then to rehang draperies, pictures etc and it will look like a whole new place.

I’ll post some pictures after the place is back together, some accessories are needed.  I am so happy, this townhouse finally fits us. Every room feels just right.

The colour in the hall way and stair well, is boardwalk(BMcc41o) This was my favorite colour in the crayon box when I was growing up. My sister always seemed to have it. I guess it was closest to my hair colour, sort of golden ochre.