(This open area where the main shut off valve is located will be enclosed and our contractor is building an access panel that will match the other cabinet doors. Eventually we will have a washer and dryer in here too.)
(The new water heater sits upon a platform built by our contractor. The duct work for the eventual dryer is in place, going underneath the platform. Rather than spending the money to replace the wallboard that has pink flowers (another cringe) I am going to cover them with square vinyl clings that coordinate with the browns and grays in the bathroom.)
At the last minute, before leaving Texas, Brenda requested I bring my sewing machine. I had purchased denim material along with fringe and ribbon because she was going to make me a new shower curtain in our Texas guest bathroom; instead I decided to use those materials in the Montana house. I caught her in action and here's the end result: a valance over the archway of the Jacuzzi tub. A picture of my favorite actor (Robert Duval) in my favorite western of all time, compliments the western feel for the bathroom! The accent tile around the tub is what drew me in this direction! I have a turquoise cross that still needs to be hung!
(Before: we removed the shelf that blended into the wood background and the old water heater! I am open to decor suggestions along this wooden wall!)
I am a fan of these plastic shadow box frames so I brought up a few family pictures to place in the office area. I will be adding to these on my next trip. I figured that this was a good start!
"It ain't dying I'm talking about, it's living!"
(Gus McRae, Lonesome Dove.)