Just in case you are sick of remodelling photos, I thought I'd throw in this picture of our happy little Fairy Girl. She is doing well in her Montessori PreK classes and I've been lucky enough to have her staying with us part of this week. We've been camping out in my bedroom, cooking on the grill and eating dinner outside. What perfect weather to be without a kitchen! We've spent all of our time outdoors.
See that ribbon in her hands? She has learned to tie knots and now everything she sees has potential for being tied together. Her #1 hobby is now tying long rows of knots in anything she can.
I chickened out on staining the floor myself. For one thing, just testing the samples gave me a headache from the fumes. For another, I was worried that I would screw it up. I've had a talk with the expert floor guy and he assures me that he can achieve a darker brown that won't be red and that will not cover all the cool old distressing.
We are still under budget, so I didn't feel bad about having someone who knows what he is doing finish the floors instead of me.
By the way- that plastic does NOT hold back the sawdust and mess. The rooms beyond the curtain got a heavy duty coat of the stuff. All the way up the stairs. I feel like it will take a lifetime to clean it all up.
While the floors are being finished, Sugarwings, Mayara,the dogs, my husband and I will be camping out in his office. We all want to escape from the fumes. There will be a couple of days when we can't go in the house much. But there was no way we were going to turn down time with our little fairies just because we had a few minor inconveniences like a ripped up house and deadly fumes.
I've pre-written a post with directions on how to dye crepe paper like I did for these Prize Ribbon Sprites. It will be up while I am away at Jenn's event. I'll be gone about 10 days, I'm stopping to see my sisses on the way home, since I am driving to Asheville. While I'm gone, I'll still have posts popping up every couple of days. I'll also have my Ipad with me and might do some "live" posts from it.