I am so excited for You to see Our Cross Country Remodel.
In the Vacation House.
A Mix of Wood and Recycled Glass and Tin and Madness.
The Idea Sounded Simple Enough. In July.
Create a Small Bar Area Big Enough for 2.
On the End Counter in a Galley Kitchen. Room for 2 Bar Stools.
Have the Top in Live Edge Wood. Free Form. Bark On.
We Tried Doing this in a Simple Step-By-Step Process.
But there were Lots of Steps.
About 2,177 Steps. But Who’s Counting?!
Design the Table Top through Emails and on Paper Napkins over Breakfast.
Have a Friend in Florida take Measurements.
Make Lots of Revisions to the Design.
Select Wood in New Mexico. Walnut.
Drive the Wood by Car to Colorado.
Craft the Wood into a Table Top in Colorado.
Drive the Table Top back to New Mexico. In a Snow Storm.
Right After Thanksgiving.
Now Comes the Real Tricky Part.
Wrap. Pack. Box. Ship the Table Top from New Mexico to Florida.
On a Greyhound Bus.
A 2000 Mile Trip.
Have Dear Friends Pick up the Table Top at the Bus Station.
Deliver to the Mermaid House.
Throw In Celebrating Christmas and Nutcracker and Work and School.
Now. Finally. The Installation!
During the Swim Hour.
Are You Still With Me?!?
Step 2,173: Remove the Counter Top.
1 Screwdriver. 2 Screws. A little Too Easy?
But No Turning Back Now.
Step 2,177: Apply Silicone Adhesive for a Strong Bond.
We Have Contact!
Oh My!!! Yes!
Overnight Weight for a Solid Seal.
The Final Touch. A Brand. Signed by the Craftsman. Perfect!
We Have Completion!
This House is Tiny. 2 Bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms. 1 Pool.
But So Much Fun.
Come Take a Peek at the Cross Country Remodel Madness…
The Soothing Calm of the Master.
Dining Area. Framed Bathing Suits. And My First Oil.
Pelican in an Indoor Grill. Of Course.
The Newest Addition.
Recycled Glass Counters in White. Clean and Refreshing.
Hanging Up the Mermaid Tail.
Full and Twin Beds. Shore birds painted by the last owner. Sweet.
You Can Never have enough White Towels.
Master. A different view.
New Favorite Spot in the House.
A Touch of Mickey.
Gaze at the Pool while Doing Dishes.
Stools from Overstock. Perfect Size and Comfy.
So glad we added the leftover Tin for a “kick plate”.
Living Room. Framed Flip Flops show a Family of 4.
The Ikea White Couch still going strong. New Fur Pillows just because.
A Mermaid Greets All Visitors.
I cleaned her with Bleach and now she has Highlights. So Chic. 🙂
Dinner by the Pool. In the Winter.
That is still so amazing to me.
The Pool. At Night.
Care for a Dip?
Let’s Have Tea to Warm Up.
Better Yet…Hot Chocolate and Coconut Cookies.
Warms the Heart and Soul.
Thanks for Visiting.
Love the Magic and the Madness.