I decided that you might appreciate a few pictures to see what is going on at the MP this week!
First up, this is the bathroom, as viewed from our bedroom. I so love to look up from our bed to see the new bathroom, particularly how the darker blue of the bathroom plays with the lighter blue of our bedroom walls. Also, in the picture you can see the artwork we had framed and hung above the toilet. It took me forever to settle on the matting, but I ended up going with a greenish color that perfectly coordinates with the glass sink. This picture also reminds me that we need to put in a piece of trimwork between the hallway floor and the new marble tile in the bathroom...
Next, I have to gush for a moment about our container garden. This is a picture of Container Two, which is proving to be the more fruitful of our two containers (The Cilantro in Container One is completely dead and one of the Better Boy tomatoes appears to be close behind...). The exciting part is located in the lower right part of the garden--we have baby jalapenos!! Two of the blooms that were on the plant when I bought it have turned into little peppers and we have at least a dozen more buds and blooms on the plant, too. I have a feeling that the jalapeno corer we purchased at Williams-Sonoma a few weeks ago is going to get used a lot this summer!
Finally, I mentioned our new barritser bookcases last Thursday, but I wanted to show you a picture of how and where they will be placed! First the how--
There are four seperate cases here. The gentleman we got them from had a total of twelve stacked three high and four wide. Unfortunately, he'd already promised 8 of them by the time I get the message, so I took the four remaining. I tried them in two configurations: four high X one wide and two X two. Now (to answer where), for the past few years we have had two bookcases in our library. Interestingly (to me, at least), each roughly matched each of the possible configurations for the barrister bookcases. Of course, neither of the existing bookcases matched the rest of the library furniture or the new bookcases. Now, the new bookcases don't really match the oak cabinets or desk either, but I think they look better together. So I emptied and removed both of the old bookcases and will replace the long, low bookcase with the two X two configuration pictured above.
Now, because the library has flooded before (though only once as compared to the half dozen or so times the adjoining laundry and family rooms have flooded), I'm hesitant to place these directly on the floor. Any suggestions as to how to build a platform to set them on that would raise them a few inches would be greatly appreciated!