The Kentucky Derby Festival Mini-Marathon was yesterday. We did it! Myself, Jen & Chuck, Amy and Brittany finished. It was Jen's and Brittany's 1st time...hooray! They did a great job. This was my 2nd time and I shaved a few minutes off my time from last year. A special thank you to Taylor for driving us to the start line and to Mark & Bill for letting us use your hot tub to sooth our muscles!
Graham and I left for Chattanooga about an hour and a half after the earthquake on Friday morning. That's right, we felt the earthquake in Louisville, Kentucky. It was so weird...it woke me up and I didn't know what to do. At least it wasn't too bad. Well, like I said, Graham and I are in Chattanooga, so I can't update the bathroom pictures until I get back on Tuesday. Well, Taylor did e-mail me some pics...but I really don't feel like saving them to my 'rents computer, etc. That's it!
This is so exciting. We're (Taylor is) remodeling the downstairs bathroom. Finally! He has 2 weeks off, so let's hope we get a lot done! Day 1 is demo, yikes! The plumbing is really bad, so Taylor had to rip up the floor to bust up the pipe and put a new one in. I can't wait until this part is over and the fun part begins...tile! We picked out some great stuff. Black & white hex for the floor, white subway tiles for the wall, and either black & white or black & silver damask wallpaper for the top of the wall. We're salvaging a vintage clawfoot tub and we were going to try to salvage the vintage pedestal sink we already had, but the plumbing is bad and the whole for the faucet is huge, so we might have to get new one with a vintage-look.
Here is the before bathroom. Here is a picture of the floor we're getting! Here's a picture of the sort of general look. The black & white floor with white walls and black & white wall paper on top. We'll hopefully paint the outside of the tub black and have silver feet! Here's the style of sink I think I'll get. I also love the mirror! OK. Here it is. No floor!!!
Here is the pipe for the toilet. More pipe stuff. This floor joist fell when Taylor took up the last floor board. Freak! More pipes. and....more pipes.
Hi guys. I know it's been forever since I've updated this blog. SORRY! I'll try to be better. So, the hallway is the main thing we've accomplished. We repainted it a nice tan color called earthy cane and put up new light fixtures. Here's some pics. I also threw in a picture of the glass piece I created at Glassworks walk-in-workshop. I actually cut the glass myself. I'm so proud of it!
First, here is the hallway with the red color we painted when we first moved in.
Here's what it looked like when we first moved in. Here's the random glass piece I did! :)
This is modern track lighting that is on the 2nd floor ceiling.
This is a modern glass art sconce white with black (it's hard to see in the picture) at the top of the stairs.
Here is the view from the back of the hallway. Here is the view from the front door.