Master Bath at Six Little Acres

Our home is small but we have a nice master bath. It’s on the same layout as the previous one, but we rebuilt everything, from the walls to the floor and ceiling. We also added a big vanity, put in a soaker tub and a huge shower.

The decor went like this:

During my grandLittle’s chemo, I was in quite a state- driving from Savannah to Atlanta, staying in hotels, Ronald McDonald House and my daughter’s guest room. There were many times I’d wake up and not know where I was.

We rented out our house in Savannah and moved into the RV, about an hour closer to Atlanta. This was our launching pad for a solid year, all of our things in storage, him driving to Savannah to work every day, me driving to Atlanta for a week at a time.

Well, retail therapy was one way I was able to cope. I was frugal enough to wait for sales, use coupons and check out the clearance items as I began to gather things for my someday home.

There were times I could just go to a store and be lost among other shoppers. I liked that and it was somewhat cathartic.

So that’s how the bathroom decor (as well as most of the other decor in the house) came to be. I’ll tell y’all, I’m not a fan of the wall color. We were given a huge quantity of paint and it is all the same color. I’ll change it at some time but it’s not a priority just yet.

And here’s the master bath:

The sinks: IKEA

The vanity: an old painted dresser I found in an antiques store. It was just perfect.

Decor: TJ Max, Hobby Lobby and Michaels. I’m planning to do something pretty fabulous to the tub area. That will be a blog feature later on.

Thanks for stopping by, and God bless.

Kathy Bo

Six Little Acres: the Skyline

It’s July 5 here at Six Little Acres and here in Georgia, the summer has already proven to be absolutely sweltering.

Even at 92 degrees it isn’t nearly as unbearable as summers in Savannah were. The combination of heat plus humidity plus gnats was a deterrent for any outside activities between May and November. I stayed inside as much as possible and even scheduled necessary trips in early morning so I would not be out in the “heat of the day”.

This will be our third full summer here at Six Little Acres, and since the fervor of getting settled is over we are enjoying early mornings and late evenings on the porch.

This evening we were drawn out of our recliners by a yellowish sunset through the living room blinds. We went out to the yard and y’all, it was breathtaking!

The pix don’t do it justice of course, but storms were on either side of us which produced the amazing “skyline”. God is an awesome artist, y’all!

Hope you enjoy the pix, and by the way, that last one is our sweet Winston checking in on Ninja Man. Winston doesn’t let him out of his sight!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

Kathy Bo

Sheet rock!

We are so excited that it’s sheet rock time!

This means as soon as sheet rock is finished, cabinets will be installed, some inspector- required toe kicks will be added to steps and best of all, when these are finished we will also be *DONE* with our contractor!

Oh happy day.

Here’s the view from the front door. To the left is my studio- that wide opening on the right will have French doors that lead to the room addition.  

Below is my studio. Ohhhh. Y’all. I can’t even.

I’ll have space for papercrafting, scrapbooking, sewing, machine embroidery and quilting. Pretty much my dream come true. First pic looks toward the front of the house, next pic is facing the back.

And yes, there’s a toilet in the midst. As handy as that may seem, it will be moved into the bathroom as soon as possible.

Now for that room addition.

It’s 44 X 14. Why? Because Ninja Man wanted a huge porch. Once we mapped that out, he decided it needed to be cooled and heated and include a bunch of windows. What we have now is somewhat of a multipurpose room. We can host church things like Bible studies or get togethers and I can have crafting classes there. It’s pretty cool to consider what all we can do with such an uninterrupted space. And we can also close it off, so yes, we will have windows looking into the room from the kitchen and dining areas.

Because we turned the “two bedroom” end of the house into my studio, we have only one bedroom, the master. It’s small, but we have a nice bathroom connected to it. The tub is deep and the shower large, so it will be just right for us.

I can’t wait to start working on this place. I mean, our daughter, son in law and Ninja Man and I worked our tails off in the beginning when we thought it was a basic renovation, but since then we have had to rely on a less than average contractor. Grrrr.

Either way, this has definitely taken months longer and cost more than we anticipated but when all is said and done, we will have a very unique and custom home just right for our lifestyle.

And chances are, it will be ready in a matter of six weeks!

I’ll post again soon so subscribe if you’d like to follow Six Little Acres.

God bless!

Kathy Bo