Powder Room Before

Hi There Friends!

Whoa. Two weeks I’ve been planning on posting this darn thing. I have most certainly entered the black hole that is the holiday season – where your time gets sucked into yarn projects, cursing at box loads of haphazardly packed ornaments and (eek) gift buying. I, for one, actually love giving and receiving gifts, but man, the stress of finding the perfect thing for EVERYONE you know can be daunting… exhausting…and hella expensive. I have promised myself that THIS YEAR I will adhere to a strict budget and NOT BUY MYSELF a bunch of stuff. It’s SO hard!!

In the meantime, my guest bath is looking like this. I went in Thanksgiving week and started peeling off the wallpaper, and then the tile. Which PULLED THE DRYWALL off!! My father-in-law, who is super handy, was all like, “You’re doing it wrong.” Then he jumped in there and said, “Oh well, looks like the tile guy stuck these on right to the wall.” (THEN he removed all of it for me!! YASSS!)

Now I need to learn drywalling skills. Ok.

It was hilarious that I decided to do this before a few friends came over – but you know, when you find a moment, you’ve just gotta take it, right?! And they said, “Why are you redoing the bath? I like it the way it is.” Which was seriously, news to me.

But whatever! I’m redoing it because I wasn’t feeling it anymore. I designed it over 10 years ago and I just went WAY TOO literal with the Asian vibe…subtlety, Jessica, subtlety.

I still really love the handmade vanity, but the scale is off. I’m definitely going to list it for sale soon, so email me if you’re interested. It would be amazing in a smaller space! Maybe change out the sink to update it… but the sink IS fun.

Here you can see how the wallpaper was turning on me. For years I had thought about simply painting a pattern on the paper and it would have been cool… but I just could not get over the color. So drab. And those lanterns had seen better days.

My original thought was to put that iron cabinet in front of the toilet area, but now I don’t think it will fit!! I’m soooooo sad. How much room do you really need to do your business?!?!

That’s about it!! I’ve had to lighten and brighten these pictures just to give you an idea because it’s pretty dark in there without the lights. No windows =( That wallpaper should brighten it up – I hope! The good news is that the floor seems to have made it through the demo stage, so all systems point go for painting it!!

This week will be rough to get anything done, but maybe I can eek out some moments for drywall. Maybe????


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