When I was in college, I would do little projects on my parents’ house. Sometimes it was making curtains, painting the exterior of the house, building a concrete cylinder fence, helping build a pump house with my hubby (The one project he was involved in, which *coincidentally* was also my last project.) I love it and my parents were great sports with the whole thing. Probably why I am very creative to this day.
At least 18 years ago, although possibly close to 20, since it predates my hubby, I went on a mission to repaint their bathrooms. This was long before I had an eye for color and luckily my tastes have certainly matured since then for my clients’ sake. Ha! Mint green for the master bath and lavender for the hall/guest bath.
I’ve been in there many times over the years, but never as steadily as since I’ve moved back, as you can imagine. Two solid years of purple assault from my past and there’s been a makeover brewing for awhile now. Just not the perfect timing.
Then, last month, many heartfelt thanks to my sister Celestina, childhood friend Amy E, and my mom taking me to First Baptist Church during my childhood, we were able to cash in on all these small town connections and move to Cottonwood. Just a wee FIVE minutes from my dad’s house. Piece One.
My dad and stepmom took a 10 day trip to Chicago, to visit family. Piece Two.
Talked to above mentioned sister and hubby and was able to get myself all amp’d with enthusiasm and motivation. Piece Three.
As you might be guessing by now, while they were gone I did a hostile takeover of the bathroom and did a complete makeover. My initial partner in crime (sister) went on vacation, Uh, huh. I see how it is. But, my wonderful hubby stepped in and really came to my aide when things got too overwhelming.
I honestly was not prepared for how time consuming the whole project was going to be and working on it each day after work was pretty taxing. It took a full seven days, with one day of forced rest in the middle, to get it finished. Several trips to Home Depot, Cascade paints, Target and World Market later, we had a completely fresh bathroom. In white. Well off-white.
Funny the timing as I read a blog last night about housing color trends. Turns out blue and purple are “in” for bathrooms and white is most certainly “out”. Well, what can I say, I am off trend this time! I was so excited when it was complete that I actually missed the turnoff to my house on the way home. Ha! I have missed doing projects. However, this little makeover has almost cured me for wanting to buy a fixer upper. I think I’ll stick to a new build if I can make it happen.
And a couple funnies: