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Apr 6, 2014

Bathroom Progress, Thrifting Score! Finnish Artist Sanna Annukka

Happy Spring!!!

Bathroom Progress, Week 2-
Dave has been working really hard all week, after work and this weekend! He's patched the sheet rock, mudded, fill holes, prepped the floor, and coated the shower walls. It's got a waterproof paint on the durock (?) that makes it really waterproof, a suggestion by the plumber. Tub's great! Our vinyl got damaged in transit so it's another 5 days out. Going well, all in all. Shower walls will go up next I think, then texture the patches, then painting. I'm going to see if I can get Thurs./Friday off work for that. My daughter is getting married next weekend (sigh, not real happy) so it's bad timing. Oh well! Dave just mowed for the first time yesterday, it's getting green! Supposed to be 70 in 2 days! WOW. Weeds are everywhere, so we'll do what we can til the bathroom is done. Hopefully in the next 10 days, or less. Flooring guy will do that, then we'll do the cabinets.

Rained last night

Thrifting Score!
Yesterday I hot a thrift store outside my usual area. Maybe because it was closer to the higher end neighborhoods I did better. I have to go back there again! I was looking for some bathroom decor, with a Scandinavian twist- think natural and whitewashed. I found these-

A Swedish heart basket, $3.00! I couldn't believe it! 

I had looked on eBay for these, and they were much higher. The tag will go and I may whitewash it, or just give it a good cleaning, and new raffia. WOW!!! Love it.

Basket and a pot $3.00, plant will go in the pot, soaps in the basket

Basket, I threw away the blue fabric liner, for towels, etc.

Anya had to test drive it, with the liner
Frames, I'll paint the dark one

I also found 2 brand new items- a cardigan, and blouse. The whole bath was $24.00, a pretty good score!

Print by Finnish artist/illustrator Sanna Annukka

Finnish Artist Sanna Annukka-
I just discovered her and I love her folk-type art, and wooden items. I'd love to buy a "soul bird", but they're all pretty spendy. I absolutely love this green bird!


Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

You did well. I will look forward to see how your bathroom turns out. Things look green outside with what looks like a Redbud blooming in the background. Yeah for Spring

Little Homestead In Boise said...

Yes, yeah!

Susan said...

That is quite a redo! It is going to be amazing when it's done - can't wait to see the pics. I love that you have such a lovely quality control inspector .... we are not as green as you, but things are finally looking up.

Harry Flashman said...

I have been buying Finnish Mosin Nagant rifles for years, they're the best. Don't know much about their art, but the Finns are a tough bunch.
I wanted to go to Finland when I was stationed in Europe, but the closest I got was Norway.

Lisa Lynn said...

Great finds! Thanks for sharing on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you again today :)

Lisa Lynn said...

Great finds! Thanks for sharing on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you again today :)

Little Homestead In Boise said...

Thanks x 2!