I apologize for the time lapse since my last post. After two straight weeks of working on The Mermaid Villa to finish it for one of my companies’ superstars, Sebastian, and his big move down to St. Croix, I was so dead beat tired from “working on the house” that I switched gears physically and mentally and went back to focusing on my day job for a bit. The timing couldn’t have been better either as I really needed to focus on the Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain lineup announcement which happened November 30th. If I haven’t mentioned it before, I own a large multi-stage music festival in Arkansas, which sees up to 10,000 people a day who come for camping, art, and music in the Ozark National Forest for four nights a year. It’s a ton of work, and our lineup announcement requires a ton of focus to secure the right acts and get it distributed to the masses.
Anyways, we finally snapped a photo of Terry painting! She was such a huge help and we couldn’t have finished the place without her.
Dave also came down for another visit and we busted out the final plumbing in the bathroom, tile, ceiling fans, and electrical. The place really came out great. The bathroom was the most work, as we literally stripped it down to bare concrete walls, and redid all of the plumbing and electrical, framed out new 2x4s and installed concrete backer board so we could tile up the walls and cover the plumbing and electrical. I bought $350 worth of travertine “pebbles” to create an interesting look on the back wall and floor of the small shower we built from scratch. It needed something else given it’s size to make it unique and make it pop. I think it turned out great. After 4 weeks of waiting on Sears to get our fridge delivered (it can take a long time to get things on the island sometimes) it finally arrived after Sebastian did, and the place was complete. Well, after a tad more painting… We couldn’t let Sebastian get out of adding a bit of his own touch to his place.
I still want to replace the ceiling in there at some point, and of course when the windows and doors that we ordered 6 months ago finally get here, those will get installed as well.
Check out some of the Before and After photos!
This blog wouldn’t be complete without showing a bit of our lifestyle on the island. We’ve done a bunch of fun things in the last few weeks since Sebastian arrived. My brother and a couple of his friends also came down for Thanksgiving. Here’s some of our adventures!