Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cheap Thrills

After seeing all sorts of great thrift store finds everywhere in blogland,  I finally decided to take the plunge and visit my local GoodWill..... Hee! Hee!.... I always giggle when I hear "GoodWill" because my father called it the "BadWon't"!

But, I must say, I was pleasantly surprised.  I have been on the lookout for some silver  to go along with my mother-in-law's silver platters, and I found these two candy dishes for a couple of bucks each.  They look very pretty sitting on the shelves above my computer...

Yes, my computer is in my bedroom.  Although I am not terribly happy about having my computer in the bedroom, this truly is the best place for it right now at Love and Life at Leadora.  

While looking at this photo, I noticed I still need something on the top shelf.  Are you thinking what I'm thinking?  Perhaps something dark in color?  If you have a suggestion, I would love to hear from you!
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Working Hard, But Hardly Working...

Well, hello!  It is nice to be back.  I've been working hard as a substitute teacher, but I've been hardly working at Love and Life at Leadora.  However, while I've been away, MacGyver husband did install the chrome shower fixture...

It's looking a little bare without a shower curtain, but that will be coming soon.  I am thinking of buying a white one and sewing on a black ribbon accent or perhaps some white ruffles.  

I just love the shiny chrome.  Since this bathroom has no windows, I am trying to get as much shine as possible.  In fact, my oldest daughter calls this room "jenky" because it has no windows, my son says it has too much white, and my youngest can hardly wait to play waterworks and get water everywhere with the new attached sprayer!   Oh well...thank goodness I'm a substitute teacher and not their interior designer!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Meet TOTO!

Slowly but surely our new bathroom is moving right along.  You can see our new bathroom's beginning here.  The shower and floor tilework is done, the bead board is up, and yesterday MacGyver husband installed TOTO!

To tell  you the truth, when we went to the store to order TOTO, I wasn't exactly super excited about spending this much money on a toilet.  I mean, how exciting can a toilet be?   Even though I put a bow on it for you, a toilet is still a toilet!  However, I have discovered that this creme de la creme of toilets is rather fabulous.  It is skirted and is coated with a special glaze that keeps debris from sticking, which makes cleaning easier.  On top of all that, a TOTO doesn't use as much water as traditional toilets do. Since this is a bathroom for the kids and guests, only the best will do!

When we were at the store picking up TOTO, we also ordered a carrera marble countertop for the sink console.  My dear MacGyver husband will be building a sink console to look like this...

Yes, it's everyone's favorite...Pottery Barn.  Everyday I keep looking, but they have yet to have a 90% off sale!!  At over $1600, I just can't afford the real thing.  Thank goodness for my wonderful MacGyver husband and his excellent woodworking skills! 

Next up, we still need to install the shower fixture, finish the beadboard trim, finish the cabinet, and install light fixtures.  I am really looking forward to getting this done so that a new kitchen can come next!  Stay tuned!