Well, here's a sneak peak at what I've been working on in 100 degree weather in a house with no air conditioning.
I painted the tub the color that the bathroom is going to be and then did a stencil over it in a couple of shades lighter for contrast. I'm not going to say that it was easy, especially around the curves. There were a few times when I was sweating profusely surrounded by what I'm sure was lead dust that I wanted to say f-it and leave it painted without the stencil. It's not perfect in spots but I think that unless you're really hunting for mistakes it's pretty good. Now I'm working on the clawfeet which at first I was going to do a gilded silver treatment but then realized that A) I wasn't sure if I'd like it and B) it seemed like a bigger pain in the butt so I'm now going with white feet. My husband wants me to paint the nails a different color. Not sure about that but maybe. The tub color is actually a bit darker than it appears since it is now sitting in the master bedroom which gets a bit more light. This is more what the actual color of it is:
And just to recap, this is what the tub looked like before.
As you can see, it's a vast improvement. I had to share my progress with someone since it doesn't look like it's going to its final resting place in the master bath anytime soon.
On a different note, there has been some work on the new kitchen. The joists and subfloor are down, and the studs are up for one wall.
It's finally starting to look like something. In the next week the rest of the framing and outer sheathing will go up and we'll have someone come to give a roof estimate. I knew this was going to be a long process but... wow.