If we’re going to be honest here, the mini-makeover on the downstairs bathroom was a project born more out of desperation than inspiration. Sometimes that happens. Just like sometimes you decide to put “a quick second coat” of paint on something after you’ve already showered and then end up going in to work with paint in your hair the next day… Um. Anyway. Questionable decisions regarding paint and which projects you should tackle don’t negate actual progress, which is the point of this post.
I was desperate to see some sort of progress around the house, and to complete a project that wasn’t going to require hiring subs or big structural questions or an infinite number of hours that I don’t currently have. So I started a project that I didn’t actually need to do…
Over the last week, I painted.
I patched some drywall, swapped out some door hardware, and here we are…
One week ago:
Even better (worse?) before shot:
It’s not quite done yet. I’ve got a new shower curtain coming sometime in the next couple of weeks. I’m planning to stain the grout on the floor tiles white. (Honestly, the floor doesn’t look great with the new colors, but it’s all getting ripped out to make way for a brick veneer floor when I redo the kitchen, so I’m not too worried about it.)
Even thought this mini-makeover is not quite finished, it has totally worked its magic and reminded me that not every project it a struggle. It’s funny how checking something off your list– and a little paint in your hair– can give you the energy for the next big project. Which means that sound you hear? That’s probably me ripping carpet up in my Master bedroom…
On to the next one.