June 16, 2009

Down in the workshop...

I've been busy down in the workshop. A bathroom remodeling project actually. One does what one can with such a multiplicity of talents.

There's been a great lot a lot of measuring, designing, figuring, sawing, drilling, glueing and painting! All cleverly put together by moi... with the lights from Restoration Hardware.


It's nice to finally just be painting more and and more coats of white. The color of the walls is sort of a robin's egg blue of a darker shade.


I think for every hour of working on this project there have been about 6 hours of figuring out what to choose, where to put things, what sort of porcelain to get, what colors for the floor, etc. So many choices to decide on from a blank page.

But the entire complicated project is finally starting to behave and fall into place.


I especially enjoy the opportunity to indulge in a trip to new coffee shops as part of the trips out to the many hardware and plumbing stores on my agendas. Porcelain plumbing display showrooms instead of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. One does what one can in the given circumstances.


I guess it's a working vacation...

6 comments:

Sherry Rogers said...

I looove Restoration Hardware! By the way. . .wonderful, wonderful job on this. Just beautiful.

John Nez said...

Thanks! I think it's coming along nicely... looks a little regal actually, but that's a big improvement over the old bath.

Restoration Hardware actually had the best prices compared to many other places on fixtures.

:0)

jn

Marilee said...

Wow, John - carpentry skills, too! It's going to be beautiful. I know what you mean about so many decisions at one time - the joys of remodeling an old house. When we put a massive addition on our place, I was overwhelmed! Couldn't deal with all those decisions! And I knew each everything I picked would have to stay for 20+ years!

Phyllis Harris said...

Wow! This is so beautiful John!! Hey, it looks as though you may have a second job there!!

JP Roberts said...

Great job John! It really is a beautiful piece!

Christiane said...

oh, you're multi-talented indeed, looks very neat! And the workshop looks pretty good, too.