I can’t believe the weekend is gone again already. Nothing very exciting going on here. I did get myself out for some consignment shopping and found 3 pairs of pants that fit! I can’t even find 3 pairs that fit in a regular store. Bonus is that all 3 pairs only cost me $25! Woo Hoo!
I also saw these chairs and texted a picture to John saying they were for our nook:
His response? “Subtle” LOL. I didn’t get them, btw…
Enough of my bargain bragging, though. Keeping in holiday spirit, here is another local ‘thing’ going on. A gingerbread house contest, or a throw down, as Shelley likes to call them.
Here are some of the entries:
This one is the raised ranch of gingerbread houses 😀
I think this one is my favorite. It’s all made of gingerbread ‘logs’:
Now I either want to eat gingerbread or make a house.
Speaking of houses, progress is being made in the downstairs bathroom.
The wallpaper is gone except for right behind the sink basin, so we need to unhook that from the wall to get the last bit of paper off. Luckily, I didn’t have to remove the toilet tank as there was enough space to reach behind there and scrape. Thank goodness for the small stuff, right?
After removing the paper, all around the doorway needs repair, though, Every project ends up with some issue. This is the one for this room.
When you have 2 different substrates (such as wood trim and concrete wall in this case), you can’t just paste plaster over both and expect it to stick. Whoever did this tried to plaster over the wall and the trim, so whenever the trim expanded with weather, it cracked the plaster and it now looks like this around the whole door. The solution is to patch up to the wood trim, but not over it, which is what they should have done in the first place. Instead, they just covered it with wallpaper.
There is your home improvement lesson for the days, kids. 😀
I should have the bathroom all done before our Christmas Eve party, so that is definitely good news!