Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Busy Days...

As you recall, on Saturday, Raul came and measured for the cabinets and gave me some suggestions for the granite counter top.  On Monday, we headed out to search for a small piece of granite.  Well, no such luck.  We finally just decided that we would just replace the counter top with a laminate.  Well, we found out we would have to purchase a whole sheet.  That really seemed foolish, so I put those thoughts on hold and moved on to the next thing on the list.

We have known from the beginning that we wanted to also redo the bathroom.  So it was off to Lowes where I have had my eye on a new vanity.  We got everything we needed and headed back to Retama.

Of course, as soon as we were back,


Mark was ready to get started.  And, before the afternoon was over, he had the old vanity out.

Yesterday, while he was putting the new fixtures on the new vanity, I did some touch up painting on the wall.  And, by the time the paint was dry, he was finished with his part, and before I knew it...


we had a new bathroom vanity set.  I love the big sink.  Now, all the bathroom needs to be complete are a few accessories.  Sounds like reason to do a little shopping.

Today, the morning dawned with a chill in the air, but that soon gave way to a beautiful day.  I am really glad, because by mid morning,


the cabinets arrived and things got really busy.



got the washer/dryer moved, while the installer got busy.

It was shortly after noon when


this corner was transformed


into this.  Esteban, the cabinet builder, did a great job.

Now, back to that counter top.  I think, I have decided to forget the granite and the laminate, and go with a tiled top.  Tomorrow, I am going to look into that possibility.  I also will be waiting to talk to the painter about finishing the cabinets.

Almost before Esteban could finish his project, the guys from


South Texas Gutter arrived to


install the gutter on the coach house.

At the end of the day, Mark and I were both really pleased with our choices...can't wait to get to the finishing touches.


  1. oh it looks soooooo good Dortha.

    Missing you

  2. Looking good. Mark's talent's at work again.

  3. That coach house is lookin' goooooood, girl! You do have the touch. Enjoy!

  4. I love that vanity/sink you put in the bathroom--where did you find it??

  5. That new sink is just toooo cute! Very unique style and old fashioned feeling.

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard