All I have left to do is to put another coat of varnish on the little shelf, and that project in the master bathroom is officially done. I'd also like to install grab bars in the shower, but we didn't get to that this week. We still need to pick up masonry drill bits.
Now that we have the towels and other stuff off the counter, we were able to oil the soapstone again. I much prefer the darker green color the oil brings out. And I also finished re-hemming the curtains so they'd fit in the windows again.
The curtain fabric is a cheery, bright William Morris pattern. The colors aren't period, but the pattern is.
I was also pretty excited that JCPenney's finally carried the dark green towel color again this year. I've been looking for nearly five years for towels that matched the soapstone—I knew they made them because I had bought one back in our old house in Forest Grove (around 2000)—finally this year they had the right color green, called Green Gables.
I bought them during their Labor Day Sale when they were marked down 50%, then I used a coupon for another 30% off! They were a really good deal. And now that I know they take so long to cycle around to this dark green color, I stocked up on hand towels.
I've made at least a dozen more squares in the past couple of days for my sewing room curtains. And when I was in there sewing last night I started gazing longingly at my fabric shelves. I couldn't understand why I wanted to make another quilt so bad until I realized it has been nearly five years since I finished my last one
. No wonder I'm getting the itch to quilt again. I think I'll have to start another quilt in December, once I'm done with NaNoWriMo
Very nice. The color choices are perfect. I know that I will never find green towels to match my green and black bathroom so I will end up with black towels. When JC Penny has towel sales you can score some good deals. It is usually where I get my towels, too.ReplyDelete
You might eventually find the green color, but you can at least get black while you wait. I ended up buying the rust color, and was happy to find any color that matched as well as it did. I really didn't want white towels.Delete
It looks so nice! The soapstone is such a classic, beautiful choice. I always admire your attention to the details.ReplyDelete
You have wonderful taste and I learn so much from your posts. I really hope you don't sell your lovely home that you so much blood and sweat into.ReplyDelete
Our preference is not to move, but we're being taxed out of our house. Portland uses property taxes as their blank check and our property taxes have shot up in recent years. They're up nearly $1000 dollars this year to over $8K. We can't afford to stick around if they're going to keep jacking up the rates.Delete