Have you ever thought, “I need a change, like… right now!”? I certainly have – in fact it probably happens about every other week. Luckily, it usually involves paint and power tools rather than some sort of lifestyle overhaul. Or haircut. That would just be unreasonable.
But really, it seems like every few weeks I get a sudden urge to fix or change something around the house (which I can only assume is totally reasonable). If I think about a project too much, I tend to agonize over the details and end up with decorating paralysis, which is a real thing. So, I find I work best when I let myself be spontaneous. Spontaneous remodeling… that’s a thing too, right?
It is SO helpful to have a
borderline out of control stockpile moderate stash of leftover paint, caulk, glue, rollers, and other necessary stuff when I decide something needs to get done RIGHT NOW. In other news, “helpful hoarding” is now also a thing.
Over the past couple of weeks I have:
- Painted the mirror and vanity cabinet (glossy white – what else!?)
- Added trim to the cabinet doors to make them look more “shaker” style
- Painted the walls greige (over the previous yellowish-khaki color)
- Ripped out the base tile and installed base boards
- Faux painted the countertop (over the previous off-white color)
So with just a few days of work and at a minimal expense, we are well on our way to a fresh-looking hall bath!
I still need to re-tile the shower and replace the vanity light, but those will probably have to wait a while since they require purchasing materials and ripping out walls. I did everything to this point with paint and supplies that I had on hand — with the exception of the trim and baseboard, which I had to pick up at the hardware store.
The full post is under construction, so stay tuned for more details!