Friday 5+1 {5 Things I Love +1 Thing I Don’t}

Happy Friday Friends!

I hope you’ve had a great week and are ready to roll into the the weekend.  It’s been another busy one here, and next week is going to be even crazier.

Let’s chat about the 5 Things I Love and the 1 Things I Don’t, since it’s been awhile since I’ve shared a list with you guys.

Smart Glass
I saw this in a recent issue of “Housetrends” – a local magazine featuring homes, products and remodels in the area – and thought it was so cool.  The idea behind Smart Glass, is that you can get privacy with the flip of a switch.  It turns a regular window into a frosted window, just like that!  What a great way to get privacy, without the hassle of a window treatment.  So. cool.

Ergonomic Caulk Guns
My paint guy introduced me to this amazing caulk gun, and I can’t imagine using anything else after getting my hands on this little beauty.  It’s so light and easy to use, no strain on your hands, no caulking overflow or anything.  I. love. it.

Urinals for Boys’ Bathrooms
My girlfriend, (who had the ingenious pantry door from her garage), added a urinal to her twin boys’ Jack and Jill bathroom.  As a mother of two boys (and a wife to another), I love this idea!

Gorgeous Sconces
Even though I don’t think I can add sconces to my master bathroom that I’m working on for the Once Room Challenge (the mirrors I bought are too large), I can’t help but drool over these gorgeous ones by Norwell that I spotted at a local lighting store.

Soooo pretty.  And yes, they come in a pretty antique brass finish as well.

Festool Sander + Dust Extractor
I have slowly been acquiring new tools as I take on more kitchen cabinet painting jobs, and my Festool sander and dust extractor combo are the bomb.  The sander is amazing in that there is little vibration to it, and it’s easy to maneuver, but when you add the dust extraction element, it just takes it to the next level.  Sanding with little to no dust?  Yes, please.  It not only makes my job easier, but clients happier when I don’t leave a dust trail in their homes.  It’s also making my master bathroom wallpaper removal/wall patching process a lot easier.

The +1 That I Don’t Like – A Non-Functioning Water Heater
We had a new water heater installed just over a year ago, and it’s just never been right.  So now, our trusted HVAC guy is working on it, and in the process had to turn it off to help determine the issue (it’s leaking).  So, we have no hot water until tomorrow afternoon.  And I’m stinky from working out and painting all day.  An ice cold shower is just not appealing to me. At all.  First world problems, I know.

Have a beautiful weekend my friends!

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    April 24, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    When our water heaters (2 of them) started leaking the issue was that the pressure reducing valve between the street and the house was worn out. It was 60+ years old. Jo @ Let's Face the Music Here's the post:

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