It looks rather awful, doesn't it?
Painting our postage sized bathroom is taking a LOT more work than I ever anticipated. It's going from this gray to a bright white. Though it's not done, the layers that are up are making the space so much brighter. I love gray, but it really did make our tiny, windowless space feel like a cave. My Charles and I picked up a very cool piece at Junkee to use as a towel rack, and once my painting saga is over I will post photos. Also on the bathroom update train, after searching everywhere around town for mirroring agent, I have decided to take the glass from the cupboard/vanity we purchased and get our local place to cut some mirror the same size as the original glass. We still need to put in new flooring and replace that cheap sink cabinet, but things are moving right along. I can't wait to show you the "during" and "after" pics.
Work continues at the Concord House. Bob the handyman has been diligently updating the 1960s house that had been sporting the same interior since it was built. The kitchen is waiting on new counter tops, and the carpet still needs to be pulled up in most of the house. We are starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. My Charles spent the whole weekend down there, striving to finish cleaning out the garage and the backyard. He probably won't finish it all, but after today, someone will stop by to pick up the rest and truck it away.
It's been a pretty long journey. We've tried to stay positive, but we're ready to spend weekends together again, taking time off when we need it, working on the house when we need to do that.
Speaking of working on the house, I stayed home this weekend and bleached the bathroom and painted. I painted all the way through Tina Fey's "Bossypants" today and still need to do more. I opted to use a primer/paint combo that I had never tried, and three coats later, I'm not done. At least the bathroom is mildew free and is beginning to look brighter with its white paint. I've never had to paint quite so much in such a small space, and the fact that I'm not done (and need a new audiobook) is a bit frustrating. Thank goodness Tina Fey helped make the day fly by, but what should I listen to now?
I know I'm late to the party. We'll just call it fashionable. I've had the flu this week, so I haven't had a great deal of energy. The lack of get up and go did finally inspire me to get my Pinterest thang goin', and like everyone else that's using it, I LOVE it! So follow me, if you'd like. I'm just getting into the swing of it, but it's addictive as sin, so my boards should grow daily.
I'll have another Concord House update on Monday. Things are moving right along. Now if only we could say the same for our place...