Saturday, January 14, 2012

This is going to be the slowest project ever.

Oh, the bathroom.  How you mock me.

Ok, after bumping around Pinterest and finding those great images - I couldn't stop getting ideas, right? So... I ended up at Sand and Sisal's house and found her bathroom reveal, which led me to her kitchen island update....all of which ended up sending me straight to Home Depot that afternoon.  I mean, looks too cute, right??  I thought, how great would this look on that weird vanity edge in the boys' bath -

I knew i had left over beadboard from the bath wall update....but that would require going into the garage and actually finding it.  That garage is a scary place. So scary that the husband refuses and if i want something in there it's up to me or the boys.  Actually only one boy, the other sides with Vance and refuses to go in there.  Even for his bike.

Aha! It's here!  (Can you see it?...No...not the drywall...the other thing...and yes, that's the bike in question hiding underneath.)

Ok.  Got the beadboard.  Need me a newel post...this is usually where i lose steam on a project...but no...GOT IT.

Man, that looks BIG.  (Insert, yea, that's what SHE said.  SORRY I COULDN'T RESIST)

Dang it. Now i have to find the saw in the garage.  Wish me luck....

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Next on the "List"

Ever since we moved into this house, there has been this "list".  We all have one, and mine is no different from yours, I'm sure.  Some will get done, as money and time allow, and much will not.  I'm cool with that.  I think.  The aging part of me is anyway.  The type A personality of me, maybe not.  We'll see.

Last year, we put in the pool.  Money well spent. That pool saved me lots of money that would have otherwise been used for psychotherapy - happy mommy, happy life.

Here is what's next on my list - Megan, if you're reading, you will be very happy i think.

Paint my bathroom vanity.  Black.  I've been putting if off and I can't stand to look at it any longer.  Wish me luck - I hate screwing something up and spending more money to fix it after, but I'm telling myself that it can't look any worse and it's not going to get any better without my intervention - so i need to suck it up.  I'll let you know how it goes. 

This is it's current state - you might remember.  See those orangey cabinets peeking in from the bottom?  

Vance put up the beadboard and art ledge along the wall but i haven't kept up my end of the deal with painting out the cabinet to match the mirror.  Enough dawdling - i'm starting this week since V is out of town and the boys are at their dad's.  I have seen some really cute inspiration on Pinterest...this photo belongs to Carly Robertson pulled from Pinterest via Flicker - but i'm not sure if she has a blog.  I love the shelves and the accessories!

And this is from google - so my bathroom will be a hybrid of above and below...  I think it will turn out super cute. 

If it goes well - I may just venture on to the kitchen. I know, I can't believe i'm actually typing that either.  I think it's the after-effect of the frangelica in my coffee.  I blame it on that darn Miss Mustard Seed. 

I'm sitting here, mindin' my bidness this morning, drinking my coffee (with a little somethin' extra) and darn it - i come across this.  Look at this gorgeousness.  Is it not perfection? Even if it's not a kitchen....  And then i bounce around and read how she painted her kitchen cabinets AND did a video on it.  


Well, that will carry me through the next month.  I mean 2 weeks. Yea, that's what I mean.  Stop laughing.