Monday, March 26, 2012

Hall Bathroom Plans

SO, I've been on Pinterest... :) That has got to be my favorite social networking site EV-ER!

I happened across a pin that shows how to fancy-up a construction grade mirror- you know, the GIANT, unframed mirrors that most houses are built with. So boring, and SO not pretty. Obviously, these giant mirrors serve their purpose, and are perfectly fine, so I really don't like the idea of tearing them down and throwing them away... not to mention that I could possibly receive 7 years of bad luck if the sucker breaks during demo.
So, here's the pin picture I saw!
Pinned Image
Click Here for the original site.

How pretty, right?! From BLAH to BEAUTIFUL! SO, I was thinking this would be a great solution for our master bathroom, which it still may be, but it would work well in our hall bathroom, too! You see, we have wood laminate cabinets throughout our house. Sure they look pretty, but they are what they are, and they are ALL dark. I've been wanting to make shelf covers for the door-less linen closet in the hall bathroom, but the white shelf covers will not match the dark wood cabinets...
Urgh- do you ever have ONE small-ish project turn into a HUGE project? Or is that just me? Here are the shelf covers.
And your link Here.
Isn't this idea perfect for the linen closet that we can't add a door to? (Fan on ceiling prevents a door)

And now... I've figured it's time to start considering painting the cabinets... Of course I've found plenty of sources on how to do that as well!!

And, Lord bless Justin, he's ON-BOARD!! Just like that!! No begging, pleading or bargaining on my part!! He just said, "Okay." And not even a roll of the eyes!! :) He does love me!

Now I suppose we should finish our downstairs re-do before starting the upstairs one! LOL! No, it's not done yet... with the, uhh... "minor" set-back and the unexpected kitchen faucet incident we're a little behind schedule. We're getting there though! I swear! :)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Unexpected DIY

Hello all! Well, sorry I haven't been making good on my promises to blog. NOTHING is going right in the world of Detwiler DIY projects! :( I'm surprised Justin hasn't banned me altogether from doing anything! This last one wasn't my fault (after all) in the end!!

Last week I woke up to a GIANT puddle on my kitchen floor. Me, knowing the things I know about our house, cursed the dog for having an accident and proceeded to clean it up with paper towels. To my surprise, the paper towels were coming up wet, but not yellow. (Sorry Tessa.) Now we have a bigger problem... what IS the puddle? I let Brittany know and asked her to have Justin investigate- my best guess was that it was coming from the water connection on the wall behind the fridge. Brittany calls me at work to tell me that everything under the sink is saturated with water! :( Well, I'm thinking this could be worse, at least most of the sink plumbing is exposed.

Justin's investigation finds a cracked faucet hose. Decision time: replace the hose or buy a new faucet? Well, the wire/mesh netting around the hose has been frayed since we bought our house, which we didn't worry about because we were planning on buying a new faucet later... Later has just arrived! Justin performed extraction surgery on the faucet.

The netting has been that bad, but Justin had to cut the hose to get it out.
No more kitchen faucet.

 So... now Justin has to go to the hardware store to get a new faucet... alone. omg. Have no fear!! He has learned the art of picture messaging me at work to ensure I'm happy with whatever house-related item he's getting! :) He's awesome, isn't he?

By the time I got home I had a new, beautiful faucet installed and operational!

Isn't it beautiful?!
No netting to fray here!
 Ahh, life is good. That is until the NEXT morning. Well, first of all I realized the faucet handle was crooked. Anyone notice it's in front of the faucet instead of off to the side? I did. Justin was not happy about having to adjust it, but I was adamant it was going to be adjusted. To the right, please!

So, the morning after the new faucet came to live with us, I turned it on to admire it's working beauty. THEN- the faucet POPPED OFF and it started RAINING in my kitchen!! OMG!! It took me about 5 seconds of trying to comprehend what was going on before I turned the water off. Since everyone was asleep, I called Justin after I got to work to tell him what happened. You know what he did? He accused me of breaking it! Umm... I'm the one that is in faucet-love (unlike him), and I broke it?!

You wanna guess what happened next? He disassembled the faucet, took it back to Home Depot, and they told him it was a FACTORY DEFAULT! (Insert smug grin here.) Apparently there is a screw that is supposed to hold the hose portion to the base portion, and it was too short! He apologized and installed the new-new faucet... and we've lived happily with it since!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Baby Shower Prep

So, I was banned from throwing any more baby and wedding showers after the last one I did. HOWEVER, Justin just couldn't stand listening to our neighbor, and very good friend, sit in our dinning room and talk about throwing her own baby shower. So, he said, "Why don't you just let Krystle throw it for you..." :) BIG SMILES!! I love throwing parties! :)

Jaime is having boy #2 late May - early June. So, Brittany and I have decided we are going to throw her a Mustache Bash! :) Everything is going to be green or have a mustache! :) We're talking photo booth, mustache straws, the whole nine yards!

I've already completed a couple projects...

The initial picture...
The Frame

Baby's first initial

The completed project/gift!

Mr. Piggybank...


I'm thinking that, instead of a "Diaper Donation" table, I'll set up a table for people to drop some money in Mr. Piggybanks to help get Cameron going! Both Jaime and I encourage our toddlers to save their pennies, so hopefully this will be fun for her!!

Those are a couple of the projects I did this weekend. I'm super excited about the mustache bash, but I'm also excited to have had a good excuse to get my craft on!!