Raising the Bar

We had some leftover stone from the wall behind the wood stove so we thought we would spruce up the counter wall behind the kitchen.  Adding stone to this surface will also integrate the look in the living room.

First, we put up the cement backer board. Then mixed up the mortar.After “dry fitting” the stones to make sure the cuts were right… it was time to get muddy.We mortared on a few rows the first day then let it set up.  The next day we finished putting up the rest of the stone.  It makes for quite a transformation.Add a couple of bars stools, (A gift from our good friend David), and I think you will agree that this is pretty awesome.

The Master of all bedrooms

Despite the fact that we haven’t even started work on the master bathroom (Have to build up our savings first), we just couldn’t wait to move int the bedroom.  After completing the Cedar lining in the closet… And installing the built-in dresser.It was time get the bed in placeEventually I will build custom side tables with some book shelves.  Having built-in, individually controlled (and dimable) LED reading lights is great. I just love waking up to our beautiful sunshine. (ceiling light fixture).

Closet Case Too

With the wiring going to the bathroom all installed, (through the closet ceiling), we could now close it up.The open stud wall above will get covered in aromatic Cedar paneling. Which is where two rows of clothes hanging rods will be.  On the other side….Our dresser will be built into the wall between the closet and the bathroom.  As soon as we get the closet pretty much finished we will be moving into the Master Bedroom. Though the bathroom won’t be done for some time, we are looking forward to sleeping in the West Wing.

UPDATE:  Plaster, Paint and Lights (LEDs of course)And a homemade peg hanger board for our “hoodies”. (I made this nearly 20 years ago)

Starting to put up the Aromatic Cedar.