So on to the projects. I posted a picture of the tile for the kitchen on my last post and now I have some pictures of the work in progress and the finished product. I couldn't stop looking at it the whole time we worked on it cause with each sheet of tile that went up, it just looked better and better. Chris did most of the work - I tried to help by cleaning the grout off and never have I encountered a more stressful task. We finally decided we should be letting it dry more before trying to clean it off cause I just kept smearing it around.
This first picture shows the old red wall covered with these nifty adhesive sheets I found at Home Depot. You don't have to spread adhesive on the wall with a trowel (count that as one trip to Lowe's to take back trowel and adhesive...) which is really neat. And you can see that about one and a half sheets of tile are installed with Chris fitting it very neatly around the outlet.
We also put up a little strip of tiles I found in the vanity on the big gap that appeared when I had the new vanity installed. That wall turns out to be pretty concave in the middle - like over a 1/4" gap between wall and vanity top at it's widest point. Here's a picture of the gap and you can see from the shadow on the wall how it gets bigger in the center.
Last but not least, the day Chris got here (Wednesday afternoon) the two pictures that I had taken to have framed so we could hang them in my second hallway window were finished so we went and picked those up and that was the first task Chris accomplished. Got that done Thursday while we waited for it to be time to cook and eat. So here's the results of that project and again I am so totally happy with it. Both with the framing, the way the two pictures look together, the way the big Eiffel picture ties in with the Duomo picture (which I hung by myself and that's why I was so glad to have Chris do these!) and just the whole thing. It's difficult to get decent pictures here because of the fact that it's in a hallway, but...
And one more plug for Huntington - we ate at Backyard Pizza and went to the Sip wine bar another night and enjoyed them both very much. Also got pain du chocolats at the bakery, an artichoke pasta sauce at the Wild Ramp, and I bought a couple of goodies at the Common Ground store - all located in Heritage Station and all fun to visit.