No worries. The project is still underway. For a few days we were painting extra coats and top coats and letting that dry. And that just doesn't show up well in photographs.
And then I went on quick vacation!
My sweet husband takes me to Arizona every year for a nice long Mother's Day weekend before he stays on for a week to play golf with his friends. Works out fine by me, because after 4 days, I miss the girls a ton and need to get back in action. The break sure is nice, though.
One of the things I love best about Scottsdale is the food. We eat so well there. My friend Sarah introduced me to Postino on my last trip and I had to go back this time after dreaming about their bruschetta board for a year:
I think Arizona is gorgeous in May. It might get a bad rap for being all brown and tan and pink the rest of the year, but in May everything is wild with color. We were surrounded by blooms.
Let's fast forward to Monday night, when I got home. Late night photos...
A painted secretary!
I love that Carl the Painter talked me into going black with the secretary. He did a rub-back on the edges. And the pulls! And knobs! Ack! I was freaking out. I can't believe how far this has come in two weeks.
And, since there is no rest for the weary...
we hit the ground running yesterday (Tuesday) morning with granite installation...!
Today we have a plumber coming to hook up the kitchen sink, which will be nice. Here's praying that goes off without a hitch. The whole rinsing-plates-in-the-powder-room-gig sounds more fun than it really is. And I'm honestly worried that I any minute I'm going to pour out a sippy cup of old milk down the drainless sink by mistake. Yikes.
We're on the home stretch. It feels good. And I'm thrilled that, so far, it is coming together just as I saw it in my little noggin. Whew. Big sigh of relief.