Happy Weekend! It's my "no kids" weekend which is actually a YIPPEE thing at the moment. We had an awesome time at the coast but by the time we got home on Friday (almost 6pm) I was needing some space/alone time.
I was excited to get back to see how my studio was looking. We'd hired someone to put in a beautiful distressed maple wood floor (5" planks) which would be replacing the grotesque, 16 yr. old, off-white, pee stained, etc. carpet. The floor was absolutely gorgeous but the PVC siding (that I will need to paint or stain to match the flooring) was lacking in good workmanship. Now tell me this....If I pay $1000 for someone to install my floor as well as the baseboards, (he also removed and hauled away the carpet) and the floor looks great but the baseboard job is crappy...(the mitered ends don't match up, there are big gaps between the baseboard and the wall, etc), that's not acceptable, right?
Unfortunately I was at the beach when he was installing, but my hubby got home as he was packing up. The floor guy (he has a name, I'm just gonna keep it quiet for now), came inside with him and let him look at the work. Honestly, as you can see, the floor was gorgeous....Kem questioned him on the baseboards and he had some lame excuses (in my estimation they were lame)....not only that, he had thrown all the original baseboards in our yard. Kem asked about them and he said..."in case she doesn't like these, I'll put the original ones back on.") The job hasn't been completely done as he wants the floor to set up before doing some finishing touches...but I'm left with having to do the confrontation thing, letting him know that we approve of the baseboards, but don't approve of the job he did installing them....as well as expecting him to take away the old baseboard debris. Fun fun.
SO.....What about the cabinet photo at the top? It's my most wonderful find in the WHOLE WORLD!!!!
When I took my sweet friend, Paulette, out on her birthday, we went to an estate sale. This antique, hardware store cabinet was in the garage screaming my name. It is 9ft long, 4ft high, has 48 partitioned drawers and is what I've been searching for for my studio. It cost $250. It now sits in my garage, along with the rest of my studio, until the wood floor is ready for furniture. I'll be making tags for each drawer and organizing all my crap, er...art supplies, to fit inside.
I have more to say, but am pooped...and I have the most powerful hiccups...blah!....will share more tomorrow. oxox