Since we last chatted I’ve been able to put in a few pretty minutes (hours, but who’s counting?) into the powder room. My goal was to have a functioning toilet by my sisters shower (which is a mere 3 days away) and it’s still up in the air as to whether that will happen.
Wait, let’s back up a little.
You and I both know that the moulding had to go in, as well as, (dramatic music) the WALLPAPER!! And you know what?! I almost got both of those done.
Last week I picked out a day where I could literally hang wallpaper to my hearts content. I figured that 3-4 hours should do the trick… ha… haha….hahaha. Oh, naiveté. I worked on the darn wallpaper from 9:30am until 4 and guess what? I didn’t finish. Here’s the wall that’s left – I’m seriously only about 3 panels from success. (That’s what she said.)
The problem was that when I unrolled my last wallpaper roll, I realized that is was defective!! There were sections with zero blue color and towards the middle there was just a black line going through the rest of the roll. No part of the effing roll was usable. Of course, I contacted Wallpaper Direct and they were extremely nice and helpful, but told me that it would take about 12 days to get another roll.
Hey, what’s another 12 days in the longest project ever? Amiright?!
But check out that moulding! Baby looks good!! And I even spray painted the toilet pipe coming out of the wall. (Of which I don’t have a photo of. Aren’t I just lovely?) An easy and very aesthetic improvement. It’s the little things!
You may have noticed that the door is still a yellowish white and that’s because I’ve put off painting it. Y’see I’m VERY scared to paint any of the trim/doors in the house because they were done professionally 10+ years ago with oil based paint. As you probably know, oil is much more durable but it starts to yellow over time from sun exposure. It’s also a PAIN to paint over – like sanding and priming and general UNFUNNESS. I happened to find this GREAT option at Home Depot, which is an alkyd paint that is water-based, but looks and works like an oil-based paint. It dries very hard and so pretty. To paint my trim I would just need a light sanding and no primer!! I bought a gallon of the stuff thinking that I would just go through the whole house and paint the moulding one room at a time – but that’s A. SCARY and B. my husband didn’t like my idea in a way that made it sound like an insane person had hatched it. Usually I don’t listen to him AT ALL, ’cause boredom, but well, maybe he’s onto something…then again, Danger is my middle name.
Wouldn’t light gray doors look kinda beautiful? That’s the idea swirling… instead of white. I go white trim, and the softest shade of gray for the doors only. Hmmmm….
So that’s where I’m at!
Just waiting for