Monday, I began by ripping off an ugly wood shelf backspash trim (note the white spot) and brainstorming how to proceed. Yes, I was going forward with no real concrete plan and leftover paint. I wanted the walls to be an off white to lighten it up, but only had two cans of brown and white. Mixed some brown to the white to achieve the cream I desired and painted away. Next, was the issue of the ugly white space the back splash left, and with the leftover tile from our Kitchen reno, I decided to use it there. I was a bit nervous at doing some tiling by myself, but knew Honey didn't have time, so I dove right in. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be...
Of course, I still had Little K coming that week, so I worked between naps and downtime. Sometimes he would play in the doorway as I worked. As long as he was chattering away and playing in my sight, he was one happy kid. His puppy, who comes with him (we absolutely love her), decided she needed to be in the middle of it as well.
|Hazel, the pup|
There was a hole in the wall that Honey made to gain access to fix the water heater. Spent three days spackeling and making that as smooth as possible. That was hard for me, and Little K kept asking why I was putting pink stuff on the wall.
|Fixing a mess|
|a bit distressing|
|New pulls and knobs|
Noticed when I was painting the walls, that the previous owner did NOT nail the trim boards on well and they easily came off. Made for painting easier. Now to ask Honey to add some nice trim that isn't so cheap and bulky. It seems that Honey's Do List is growing steadily.
|framed Medicine cabinet|
Last, I added an accent color to the mirror by using some of the left over paint from the kitchen reno and distressed it. Only thing left is to work on the light fixture over the sink area and the mirror frame for the small medicine cabinet. My dream for that, is to actually make it as a picture frame and take out the mirror since it is pretty useless in that corner. It may never happen, but it's a thought.
I love the distressed look, as it hides a multitude of imperfections and gives some character to an otherwise bland bathroom. Boys came home from church camp that Friday and were totally shocked, but Honey loves it. Says it looks so much bigger and fresh, so all is well!