It’s been a long time since I had the Craig and Jo show. Well Sunday was the day for us to start our “new season” as Craig said. Kalissa had worked the overnight the night before and needed a quieter house to sleep in…and there was a larger snow even overnight that made Craig need to work on Sunday morning. I volunteered to watch the boys until Craig got back from working and then we could start a few projects.
Karl and Carver joined in on the fun of working. It all started with a lot of little things….
First furniture moving….
I had a busy weekend which included a road trip with Kelli to hunt down some living room furniture. It was successful and I’ll tell you more about that day and do a living room update for you in another blog post.
From there Craig hung pictures in the upstairs bathroom and living room.
He bent some hooks in the upstairs bathroom. He was hopping from project to project. Most of the things really didn’t take long. It took longer to find the items needed to fix or hang it than it did to actually do the job.
Carver was a big helper. On a break from being in the garage, he went out and started shoveling snow. He vowed to do the whole back patio but was back in the house in 15 minutes because his “hands hurt”.
While the boys were busy, I was watching Gannon and making food. Craig put in a request for burritos and Fruit Pizza Brownies (recipe HERE). I was a good mother in law and made his request.
From there Craig and Karl started in on the bathroom in the basement. I’ve been wanting to spruce it up. Kramer and I never did anything with it. We had it on our “to do” list last winter but then he got sick and all projects went to the wayside. We did hire someone to texture the walls. He did a “meh” job. He never textured behind the toilet. UGH. Now I have to somehow deal with that.
Anyway…the bathroom had a cement half wall about 18″ tall. I talked to Craig on a different day wondering how we were going to make that look okay. Our idea was to do this…cover it with wainscotting and put a cap board on top. To do that Craig and Karl searched the garage to find a tool that pounds a nail into cement…then support boards and then the actual wainscotting.
Here’s how it is looking now…. Continue reading