I was the perfect client today, doing what Mike Holmes tells you never to do. Feed your contractor and his assistant. Mike claims coffee and tea is a good thing, but when you start with lunch and baked goods in the morning, you begin to lose the balance, plus, if you greet them with cinnamon buns in the morning of day 6, then on days 7, 8, 9........then start looking for them. So when they arrived to piping hot tea and cinnamon buns, I am setting the precedent for tomorrow when there won't be any. See, already agreeing with Mike. I will post my cinnamon bun recipe later on, as I make it with pizza dough (I cheat and buy it from the deli), and they are better than Cinnabon as they haven't got shortening, just butter and brown sugar and raisins. Tutorial to Follow.
Anyway I was feeling sick and miserable today, so I made myself tomato and basil soup with some of the last Ontario tomatoes and the measly remaining basil from the garden. Last week Jacqueline from
Beauty in the Ordinary posted this magnificently easy bread recipe that I have made at least 5 times. I sprinkle it with wheat germ and it bakes into a gorgeous crust. So the fellas got a hot lunch and my house is covered in drywall dust and little bits of insulation from an attic crawl to see why the bedroom is so cold. So when you spend the morning in the attic I figure you deserve hot soup and crusty bread for lunch.
The electrician arrives tomorrow and we marked out the exact positioning of the pot lights and sconces. Simon asked about my bedroom sconces, and I had forgotten them really. I located the box and was so excited to see them again.
I had forgotten how lovely they were.
They were $40.00 a pair from my favorite shop up north.
The wall between the bathroom and the bedroom is up (well the studs).
Plumbing got roughed in yesterday and the toilet moved.
This will have a pocket door with frosted glass.
And this is what is taking so much time. The horrible popcorn ceiling is getting covered with bead board. Then a 5 inch wide x 1" deep beam (trim piece) will cover the seams and edges shaker style, with a pot light in the middle of each of the 6 sections. With a 6" crown molding that will line up with the build in closets. It took all morning to finalise the 6 sections as the ceiling joists have to be taken into account for the light boxes. Like a very bad designer, I drew it on a large post it with no dimensions. But I like to work it out in the room better. I know in my head what I want, and Simon does a pretty good job in reading my "head" plans.
So amidst the chaos of the reno, I keep peeking at these and I can picture them in my lovely new room, and suddenly I don't care if there is dust in my soup.