Happy Valentine’s Day from The Parador! As I’ve said (or threatened) Ruellia is finished and cleaned ready for guests. Here’s the new look:
Entering Ruellia and looking towards the kitchenette and dining table:
And here’s the shot towards the new fireplace:
Complete with the can of paint I had up there for touch-up and forgot to remove. Colleen is currently working on the new oil of ruellias that I’ll be hanging over those two chairs. It was funny yesterday, when my new best friend Colleen arrived, I brought her up to Ruellia so she could see what I was looking for. Being an artist (and having lived in Pittsburgh for a good while), when we came into the bedroom, I pointed out the metal sculpture over the bed and I said it was the proto-type my friend Rick and she finished Bach before I could say his last name. She recognized Rick’s distinctive work. She’s good friends with Rich and used to live in the Brew Haus as well. Small world we live in.
Next up is the bedroom, other than a few tweaks, the main thing is since the place was such a mess from construction and all torn up, I decided to give both the living and bed rooms a fresh coat of paint (and actually changed the color to a brighter yellow:
This next picture of the bathroom entrance came out pretty dark:
And here’s a picture from the corner by the window towards the toilet and tub:
And lastly from the sink towards the toilet:
I’m mildly disappointed in the room in the bathroom, I thought the re-alignment of the fixtures would have made it seem a bit more spacious. Dummy me, I didn’t add space, just added a big old tub. But that’s OK, I love the bathroom. It’s square, plumb and level, the walls are insulated, the tile work Mike did is great and the extra lighting really makes the room so much happier.