Part of my new carpet plan was removing the huge bookcase against the high wall. I’m sure many of you have seen it in videos. I designed that bookcase in the mid ’70’s and my husband had it professionally built for me. As you can imagine after being part of my life for some 30 years, the decision to ‘let it go’ was major. I posted an ad for it in the eBay classifieds and it found a home in a Victorian home right here in my town within a week! I’m enjoying the openness of not having too much furniture crammed into that space. However it created a kitty dilemma. The top of the bookcase was a major kitty thoroughfare from the stairs over to the kitchen cabinets. Here’s a photo of my solution – wall mounted cat shelves. It’s not quite complete yet as I’m modifying the vertical climbing board that was previously installed from the landing to the top of the stair rail. I don’t know yet if I will get another kitty shelf to go on the other side of the hutch stepping up to the kitchen divider:
The bathroom is progressing slowly, but I placed the last floor piece down today. Tomorrow I can start on the walls. The books says to grout everything at once, so that’s what I’ll do. That alone may be a challenge because the wall grout is purple and the floor grout is white. You can see the areas I filled in with wall tile to make up for my shortage of floor tile. Thank God for caulk, grout, and other such things to hide a gazillion little mistakes. The 2 trim areas will match the walls and have color in them. Hard to explain so you’ll just have to wait and see — and so will I. I don’t know if it will look like hell or be cool and groovy. In the entry I put a little line of mosaic stones for the simple reason I didn’t want to try and cut a 1/2″ strip off of a sheet of mosaic pieces.