The Christmas season is over and my decorations are almost all put away.
It was fun having family and friends visit over the holidays, and I was happy to get this great picture of my parents and my offspring having some killer meatloaf and mashed taters.
The only sad news from our Christmas season is that we have not seen our stray kitty GT in several weeks. We hope he’s found a family, but we have to be realistic and face the fact that he may be in kitty heaven. Homeless cats lead hard, dangerous lives and even though he found some food and comfort with our family for several months, he may have met with a sad end. Here’s the last picture I have of the little guy.
In house renovation news, we’ve made great progress in this area. I teased you with the fact that we were painting the exterior an “exciting” color, but alas I still can’t show you those photos. The weather has been horrible and the progress for the outside of the house is going painfully slow. I’ll be able to show you the finished result by mid-week. Meantime, my neighbors have expressed some nice compliments on the color to may face. Who know what the buzz is when I’m out of earshot. :)
The interior renovations are going great! We’re very pleased with how the little house is turning out so join me on a photo tour of our casita…
So we replaced all of it with lighter, brighter fixtures that look more “cottage” like.
We updated all the interior paint to a sunny yellow and minty green.
We also re-tiled the fireplace which was decorated with a tumbled travertine, that was pretty, but didn’t reflect the new color palette I had in mind.
The tile is green onyx. I know NOTHING about tile, but I saw this in a tile warehouse reduced from $30/sq. ft. to $10! It was so pretty and shiny. I couldn’t photograph the amazing color properly, so come by and see it for yourself. Each tile is like a little piece of jewelry. The fact that I got it at such a great price makes it even better.
Boomba also made a nice patio for us in the backyard from all the parking pavers we dug up.
I can contrast the change in the paint color with these two overhead shots.
The new pieces of furniture were mostly flea market finds. My mom did buy me the crazy lamp on the left. It came from Pier One and this cheapskate would not have bought it for herself. Thanks Mom!
And thanks Jim, for not only bankrolling my little playhouse, but for spending the precious free time you have doing my bidding. I’ll make it up to you somehow. Riiiiiight. :)
Finally, here is a photo only ONE of my readers will “get”.