This past weekend we headed to the big city and spent all day (literally, 8 hours) shopping. This escapade went much better than the recent IKEA experience, read about that ordeal HERE. We had quite a bit in gift cards to spend at Menards so Joe was happy to blow some cash in there. He was very happy to inform me that this is the kind of shopping that he enjoys…baby steps, people, baby steps.
We headed home early Sunday morning and got to work. I finished putting the rest of the handles on the kitchen cupboards and stuck on those little dots that keep your cupboard doors from the smashing into the cupboard and waking up the neighbors while Joe finished priming and painting the remaining trim boards that will go around the window and the patio door.
I’m SO ready to be done with this piddly stuff so I can move on to some more exciting projects. How many times can one post about kitchen cupboards and painting boards? I’m not sure but I’m sure I’ve exceeded the acceptable amount.
On Sunday I also tried to put the upstairs bathroom together a bit. There isn’t much storage in this bathroom other than the vanity, which is actually pretty tiny compared to even some apartment ones I’ve had in my day. Luckily the previous owners left some pretty neat pieces of furniture in the enclosed porch when they left. An old set of drawers, a corner fireplace/tv stand, and an old dresser. Each of these pieces have a grand future ahead of them which includes, amongst other things, paint.
The old dresser that got left just so happened to be the same size at the opening in the upstairs bathroom. So where do you think that guy found his forever home? I bet you guessed the upstairs bathroom. DING DING DING! Spot on, Sherlock.
I finally have a large drawer devoted to just ‘hair equipment’, and makeup, and cosmetic girly things. The other side of the dresser will house bathroom towels. The first idea was to store towels in the guest room closet across the hall but knowing myself I’ll head in there to shower, forget to grab a towel, and then have to dash across the hallway to get one while passing by 2 windows that would put me and my birthday suit on display for the main street into town. Thanks but no thanks, no peep shows here.
I have grand plans for this bathroom, but much to my chagrin the Hubster has told me that this room is 3rd on the docket of 4 rooms in the upstairs to get finished. So the ugly duckling will have to wait to make its swan debut.
The list looks something like this (imagine a grandma pulling out their pictures of grandkids and it reaches the floor...same goes here)
-new peel-n-stick ‘wood’ planks to cover the existing peel-n-stick monstrosity
-taking down the wood on the back wall (untreated wood by water? GENIOUS)
-paint. paint. PAINT
-possibly some beadboard or board and batten wrapping 3 walls
- white subway tile around bath and partially up the ceiling
-build wall to enclose tub
-find a super cool shower curtain -install a handheld showerhead so I can at least get in there and wash my hair (That slanted ceiling hinders being able to put in a correct height shower. Joe won’t be showering in here unless he rocks it Quasimodo style)
-painting the vanity and dresser (thinking dark and the same color to make it look cohesive)
-new curtains and blinds
-hang the mirror
-paint the awkward shelves to match the vanity and dresser
The last one leads me to ask…What in the heck would you do with these shelving cutout thingys? The one by the toilet has a super stylish high end spring for the toilet paper holder that holds TWO rolls, wouldn’t want to run out. And then there’s that big open chunk…I’m stumped.
I need suggestions, people. Ready?…Set…SUGGEST!
Until next time,