Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Ghosts of Home Improvements Past

You may remember a long time ago when we painted our kitchen cupboards. Well, we had a little bit of that special paint left over and kept saying we would do the same thing in our guest bath. So, here it is about a year later, and we finally got around to it.

The thing about this job wasn't that it was hard, it was just harder to do with little kids around. So, you may ask why we didn't just do it after putting these little kids to bed. Well, this bathroom is right next to the boys bedroom and any kind of work in there really stressed me out about waking them up. The truth is that both boys could probably sleep through a train coming through the house, but by the end of the day the last thing I want to do is work on home improvements and risk waking sleeping children. So in other words, the room being next to their bedroom became a pretty good excuse to not do the job. Eventually we decided to enlist the help of some great babysitters and got it done in an afternoon (and then celebrated with sushi!).

Once again I forgot to take a before photo (see a trend here?). But I did remember to snap one once the doors were already off, so you can kind of get a mental picture of how it looked. This bathroom is very late 70's in decor, which is fitting since the house was built in 1977.

I think the cream colored cupboards really clean the look of the bathroom up a lot and even make it look a little more modern.

That is one of the few projects that I have been up to lately. I'm sure several of them were blog-worthy, but I just haven't been into blogging much. I'm honestly not sure why I haven't been blogging lately. I thought about it before writing this post and really can't come up with a reason at all. I once read a quote by someone I can't remember now that went something like "To write means to write." I guess it could be said about anything because I think I remember this same thing happening back when I was a musician. For some reason the ball can get rolling in either direction and lately my ball has rolled right off the laptop, over the sewing machine, and onto the sofa!


Heat said...

it looks great!

Karen L. said...

Oh my goodness! What a difference the paint makes. This bathroom now looks clean and much more modern. Glad you got to treat yourselves to a meal out but couldn't you have had something other than sushi? Just kidding! What's next on your DIY list?