For those of you who are interested in such things…
…we finally got some pictures of our humble downstairs bathroom after it was all fixed up. This room was put in less than twenty years ago, to enable Joe’s grandmother to live on the first floor of this house. As the mother of a large family, I am so grateful for the luxury of a second full bathroom.
Through the kitchen door~
The floor of this bathroom is a through-way to a storage area, and therefore sees very heavy traffic. When Joe took the old flooring off, he remarked that he had never before seen such paper-thin flooring, literally as thin as construction paper. No wonder it was so damaged–it was designed to be used by one little old lady, not by a family of twelve.
We sincerely hope that the new water-efficient toilets were a wise move to help resolve the drain field issues we were beginning to have, before they become issues with our neighbors as well.
We were able to re-use many items, like this shelving from the upstairs bathroom~
Since this room has no windows, I tried to bring a little sunshine in. The wall color is a mixture of leftover pale yellow paint from our old master bedroom and a pale pinkish-white shade called “Candlelight” that we found at the Habitat Re-Store. The decorative touches are a la Goodwill.
Inspired by the thought of summertime and sunflowers…
Looking back toward the kitchen door.
This vanity was another gift from Merle and Kim. Thank you again, you two!
We are waiting on God’s provision to begin the third phase of the home improvements we are making for the home study–that of replacing the kitchen cabinets.
We are working toward a yard sale for Mother’s Day weekend. We haven’t had one of those for ten years, as we found that the proceeds didn’t justify the time and energy we expended. But we’re planning this sale in hopes that God will multiply our loaves and fishes. And I am eager to Get Rid of Stuff.
We are so thankful to the Lord, both for the time and skill He gave Joe to get these necessary tasks completed, and for His financial provision for all the expenses we’ve had while Joe was not earning income. Thank You, Lord.
“The eyes of all look expectantly to You, for You give them their food in due season.”