Two years ago we painted our kitchen the week between Christmas and Noah’s birthday party. I know it sounds crazy, but it works for us. We need deadlines to get things done. I’m afraid that we could live with unpainted sheetrock if we did not have guests coming to a party here Saturday evening. This year’s Christmas holiday/birthday party project is the hall bathroom. We are planning to paint and add new bathroom towel rods and whatnots. Here are some before pictures:
I’m not looking forward to painting those louvered doors!
I probably won’t have time to make new window treatments before Noah’s birthday party, but I hope to have some made before we start back to school. My SIL helped me remove the old wallpaper. It was super-easy since she used her steamer’s wallpaper remover attachment. Sorry, no picture of the wall before we took off the paper. Trust me, it wasn’t pretty.
I ripped up the caulk to reveal especially yucky things growing around the tub. We are going to have to re-caulk that sucker. Notice the random golden snowflake tile…there are a couple of more scattered around the room. A prime example of decor in the late sixties. The walk-in shower in the “master” bath has them, too, only they’re pinecones. Go figure. I have a friend who loves them because they remind her of the house she grew up in. That’s code for “your decor is a wee bit dated.”
You can see more of those random snowflake tiles in this picture. I’m not going to retile the entire bathroom, so they’re staying. Besides, they add character, dontcha think? We have a lot of work to do before 4 p.m. Saturday! I’m off to wash the walls before Karl starts painting. What fun!