Wednesday, February 6, 2008

& then there was light...

So after 8 years I believe I now can see my way around our bathroom! Which let's face it, this has its pluses & minuses.
The mini "renovation" is going slowly. After finally removing all of the stalactites from the cieling I had to do copious amounts of sanding. This was pretty gross. The floor, my uncovered skin & parts of my scalp had an inch thick layer of fine powdered spackle. We are trying to make the cieling look smooth enough without actually replacing it.

In between this process of sanding spackling & sanding yet again, the lights were installed, (by my multi-talented hubby-who I am convinced can figure out pretty much anything in this old house of ours) -the beautiful lights, lights like I have never seen before, dare I say, lights like no other...lights that when lit, brighten everything, casting a warm glow in what used to be a cold dark bathroom. A wonderful side effect of this newfound light is that the yellow color they give off makes you feel like we have real heat in the room!

Enclosed I have included some photographs so that you can get a bit of an impression of what our little bathroom used to look like before it is finished.

The sink in the photo below below looks darker here because the light over the sink hasn't yet arrived.

We plan on painting the bottom of the tub a much deliberated (is this a word?) choice of color.

"I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars."-Og Mandino


Lisa said...

Great, great post. I have saved the picture of you to print out - Josie had quite a chuckle when she saw you, "THAT"S my Aunt DIANA?" then she laughed(all love baby all love). I have always loved that bathroom and the way you decorate - it is always eclectic and very comfortable. And oh the quote how just, brilliant. I've read several blogs and this is the first one that brought such a feeling of happiness this morning:) Thanks Di.

Lily Hydrangea said...

THANK YOU!!! What a great compliment to me because I really want to make people laugh! I especially love making an impression on my adorable niece who by the way may be shocked if you tell her I am sending her letter out today- FInally!
Love you guys!

nowriter said...

You know what I see beneath your costume? (By the way, fabulous outfit--goggles become you.) Okay, what I see is a thin, muscular(and good-looking) woman. Wow. You go, girl. And do shed some light on your new and improved figure!

Lily Hydrangea said...

If you haven't noticed, the photo is pretty much from the neck up-but thanks for the positive imagination!
; )

Anonymous said...

Hey "Lily,"

I can't believe my Kid Sister is 46 yrs old - how could you do such a thing to me!

Just kidding, of course.

I hope your birthday is as wonderful as you make everyone who loves you feel.