I love people who can do things with their hands... like, build things, paint a picture, knit a sweater, fix a car... install an incredibly complicated vanity!
We finally got the bathroom put together last weekend. It still needs a few finishing touches, but it is 100% usable and my house is a little more normal again. Now that it's done, it feels so good! Our bathroom before was old, dingy, and poorly maintained. It feels fresh and new now.
A couple weeks ago, I tackled our bedroom. Everything upstairs had been painted boring-beige when we moved in. Our room is fairly small, just enough space for our bed, a dresser, and hope chest... pretty standard old-house size.
I'll take better photos (when I have a chance), but here is the headboard we made out of reclaimed wood. I put a small painting that my grandma did over the bed... the frame was perfectly chipped and peeling! We put linen-look sheers on either side of the bed to soften it up a bit and installed a chandelier. I am really, really, really happy with how these two rooms have turned out. It feels good to be surrounded by beautiful things.
I think we will take a break from home-reno's for a bit. We still have a few things I want to do, like finish the flooring on the main floor, and paint the weird wood panelling we have in the entryway and hallway... but for now, I am reno'ed out!