Because of the weather, and because I was feeling stubborn, I was determined to not start to get Christmassy too soon. I will shop for a deal that can be a Christmas present at any time of the year, but I won't decorate for the holidays until after Thanksgiving. It's a more narrow window but it allows me to revel in rather than dread Christmas prep.
Except that Thanksgiving came late this year; window more narrow. And there are changes that we are making in the house. After years of using the back rooms of the house for storage we are now prepping them for use as real rooms. This has meant that there should be a change in paint color and furniture. The former will demand new paint, the latter will accept old furniture moved to a new position.
The first room we've tackled was the back bathroom. It had been neglected for about a decade. It was worn and tired. The best it had going for it was material I bought at Olvera Street a couple of years ago and that was being used as a curtain.
Nights were spent looking at local shops like Habitat for Humanity and places like Ana's, IKEA, Lowes, Home Depot, and the like. Finally we decided on dimensions and designs that would work in the bathroom. A call to Don Jesus and we were well on our way. Rather, he was on his way. We had the vision and he provided his artisan's touch. He also had the tools.
The end of Day One
The end of Day Two.
End of Day Three
We were able to do this just prior to the Portlandians coming down for the Christmas visit.
On to the next room...