Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A new shower for Mom!

Sorry I have been missing in action the last few weeks.  I have been helping my Mom get her master shower redone.  Mom lives in a retirement community nearby and her house is 37 years old.  The old master shower was an insert, yuck, and we wanted it gone!  She really didn't use this bath, as it was deemed, Dad's bath, and since my Dad passed in 2010, it has just sat.  So time to renew and refresh.

Here is a  pic of before.
The hole in the wall was where a handicap bar was installed incorrectly.  The shower door had been removed in 2009 for easier access for my Dad.  Definitely ready for a change.

Here is a few of the after!
We had it tiled from floor to ceiling and even around the window!  Had a little bench put in and the niche as well.
Here is a bigger pic of the bench
Sorry for the bad pic, I think the flash was on in this one.

I even had a new toilet installed, she didn't want one, but it needed it.  The vanity is on the other side of the doorway.  We took the door out, and will be putting a door in the space from the bedroom to the vanity, still working on that.

She is having her shower door installed today, so will take more pics then.  She is so excited to use it, and is showing it off to all her girlfriends.  Now I just have to work on the vanity area with its 37 year old counter top, can you say, yucky!



Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Pallets Up!

Ever since I saw this awesome pallet garden at  Life on the Balcony I wanted to make one.

Well Pallets here in So Cal are hard to come by.  DD and I went driving around on Friday and found zilch.  I get that everyone recycles them, I just wanted one!  So DH decided we could build our own out of left over fence posts and boards.  I think they were left over from our raised beds.  So here you go, the process and pics.

DH laying out the boards.  We spaces them a little wider, which meant we had to make little pouches under each tier with the landscape fabric to hold in the soil.

Here it is wrapped with the landscape fabric.  Since we used old fence post and redwood fence boards the sucker was heavy!

Here it is put in place next to the gate that leads to the back.  I filled with flowers, which hopefully when they fill out will look better as they grow down and all over.  In the summer I may put in some strawberries!

All watered and ready to grow!  The ladder is one I got at a garage sale, it has plants hanging from it and a fern growing at its feet.

Love how it turned out.  Still want to find pallets, have you see the awesome pallet sofa, Donna at Funky Junk Interiors made.  It is awesome!

There is just so much to be done with a pallet.  Now to find some!

Have a great week,


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