Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Once he got the second layer of flooring up, there was a whole layer of glue that would not let itself be scraped up for anything. So he went and got a belt sander and sanded it all down. Well, that made a mess and a half and since I didn't know what was going on in there--he had the door closed--I didn't have anything put away. Let's just say there was a good inch of dust and ickiness covering everything from toothbrushes to my plant to towels. Yuck!
And just for your viewing pleasure, here is what the bathroom looked like when we first moved in. Lovely, right? In there, we have replaced the light, taken down the wallpaper and painted, put up new blinds, painted the cabinets, put on new handles on the drawers and cabinets, and now replaced the flooring. Whew! Everything but the countertops are new now. :)
We also did a lot of work in the laundry room/bathroom. Caleb made a new countertop out of concrete and I repainted. Apparently he hated the red paint all along. I had no idea! Oops! He likes the new color a lot better and since I liked the red so much I just kept a few red stripes.
Here is part of the new sink. He did an awesome job on it. He picked out the color and everything all by himself!
And, again, here is the bathroom of what it looked like before. We have painted all the cabinets, put new hardware on, replaced the icky foam toilet seat (yuck!!!), painted the walls, put a new mirror up, new countertop (although the orange was really cool, right?), and rearranged the washer and dryer and little so that the washer is facing the door and I now have a little shelf that is level with the washer to put my soap and other miscellaneous items on.
What do you think? Much improved? I sure think so! I love doing projects like this. So much fun. Now if only I could convince Caleb that it is as much fun as I think it is. :)
I love the stripes and want to know how you did that? Did you just tape and pain over the existing color? It looks fabulous!
The stripes are super easy to do. Plus if you have any nasty spots on the wall like we do--left over glue from previous owners wallpaper--it is a great coverup. The icky spots will still be there but your eyes are drawn to the stripes instead of the wall itself.
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