(Re)Finishing TouchesMay 3, 2012 - Author: Amy - 30 Comments
As of this week, we will be finishing the house on our own.
And by we, I mean D. And our dads, and our neighbors, and some good friends. Really and truly don’t know what we’d do without them. D and my dad have been working at their jobs every day, then working on the house every night. I stay home and wrangle Junior. And it’s been hard. But the end is in sight, and we’re just trying to make it to that finish line.
Last night I jumped at the chance to go to a movie with my pal Angie. So while the boys worked, and Mom watched Junior, Angie and I watched Zac Efron and felt like dirty pedophiles. When did we reach our 30′s, anyway? Also, I feel like that movie is bringing back jorts. (jeans + shorts = jorts) And I need a pair.
But I might have just been feeling extra stylish and sassy because I was wearing this:
Angie made this! She’s made lots of cool jewelry, actually, and I’d been breaking whichever commandment that tells me not to covet over one of these for a long time. Yes, those are washers. No, you can’t have it.
While I alternately watched the movie and admired my new bracelet, dad sent me pictures of what they were doing at the house. We really are very close. We’ve got lots of small details to worry about, but the only two really big projects left (on the inside) are sanding and staining the wood floors, and finishing the fireplace.
Imagine with me limestone and black pillars.
Speaking of painting things black…
Remember those? They were salvaged out of a Kansas City country club and used to be a reddish color. I think they’re stunning in black. This set is between our bedroom and bathroom. The other is in the living room off of the office.
We had lots of over spray on the walls from the trim being painted, so most of the walls need(ed) to be touched up.
And with the center cabinet and mirrors, though they’re not hung yet.
And our master mirrors. The basement stayed so cold through our heatwave that it fogged them over. Crazy!
Yep, those fixtures are chrome. Nope, we won’t keep them.
I hate to trash brand new anythings though, so I’ve been looking into how to re-finish chrome fixtures. It looks like it’s a possibility, though it might be a bit of a pain in the bottom.
D said this is how the scenario works in his mind:
Amy: Gosh, it’s hard stripping this stupid chrome finish… ~wanders off~
D: ~finishes project~
He knows me so well.
So tell me – have any of you ever refinished chrome fixtures? Is it worth it, or should we just Craigslist these and buy new ones?