Monday, January 29, 2007

New Blogger, New issues

I reposted a few pictures below. I was having trouble with the new blogger...

Saturday, January 27, 2007


Well finally we are back in the master suite. I can't believe it's actually finished. It took almost a year to the day that we decided to get this done. Really once the plan was decided and our contractor was on board it took about 6 weeks. Why did it take so long well, well we wanted a high end bathroom designed by a designer etc. and went to a high end bathroom contractor. Well it was either retire comfortably or spend every last cent on a "high end" bathroom. Various things came to play in between but finally we decided on the high end look with a realistic budget. I am very happy with the results and and everyone that worked one the project did a fabulous job.
Here are some before and after shots.

The main objective to the project besides new finishes was to remove the wall in this needless area of space between the closet and the bathroom.

We took out the wall and installed a pocket door to enclose the area.

And of course the lemon yellow fixtures HAD to go.

Now you can see the whole shower with the new 20 inch deep tub (instead of the 15 inch tub we had, you could get only 11 or so inches of water in it once you took the overflow drain into consideration).

I love the tile...and the clear glass door...

We also painted the master bedroom. Gone is the mediocre mauve and now we have this really striking red.

Yeah! And just let me say as nice as the pictures are they just don't show how fabulous this space really is.

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Monday, January 22, 2007

Red Wine reviews Bodegas Montecillo, Rioja Cianza 2001

Red Wine reviews Bodegas Montecillo, Rioja Cianza 2001

Another great cheap but good wine find! I have to hand to the guy at my wine store who pointed me in the right direction.

On another note the master suite is finished. The bathroom is fabulous and the new color of the bedroom is to die for. As soon as we get all the furniture back in place I'll share some pictures.

Now we need to get the garage door fixed. When I came home tonight about a minute after I came inside we heard this crazy loud noise in the garage. We went out and saw that the spring for the door broke. We can't get the door open, even manually, to get our cars out...

Friday, January 05, 2007

Red Wine reviews 2003 Osborne Solaz

Red Wine reviews 2003 Osborne Solaz

I am on a quest to find good wine under $10 bucks. Somewhere along the line my wine choices have gotten more and more expensive, and so the wine budget has got to be slashed. The question is do I drink less wine or less exxpensive wine. Less expensive is the ticket! Here is nice one I found for $7.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Latest Bathroom Shots

Here are the latest shots of the bathroom renovations. The tile goes in tomorrow so I am very excited.

This is the current state of the master bedroom. Needless to say we are residing in the guest room.

Well I have more to say about this and some of the other posts but I am just too tired to bother. This time off has worn me out. It will be good to get back to work tomorrow. :)

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