Saturday, July 19, 2008

Bathroom Beautification

I know everyone will be jealous that Chad and I spent a riveting Saturday evening working on our bathroom redecoration project. Sometimes I think we must be the slowest people in the world when it comes to home improvements. We purchased the paint and fixtures for the project two weeks ago, but we still haven't started the actual painting yet! I'm so abnormally obsessive about the preparation process it's a little frightening. I've spackled, sanded, vacuumed, scrubbed, spackled some more, sanded some more, vacuumed some more, and finally masked. Chad of course helped with all of these tasks, but with only an hour or so to work on the project each evening, it's been pretty slow going, to say the least. Tomorrow we will finally be ready to paint!

The painting should be an adventure, partially because I became very unsure about the copperish color we chose once we got home and realized our floor is green. Hmmmm. How we didn't remember that our bathroom floor had green slate tile is beyond me--especially since Chad and our friend Grant actually laid said slate tile in our bathroom about 7 years ago. We thought about just pitching the paint completely or trying to find some other place for it in the house, but there really isn't any other room that it will work and we really like the color. We're just going to go for it and hope for the best.

You might have already guessed this based on my inability to choose the right color of paint, but home decorating is not my strong suit. Really, that's an understatment. I am so terrible at decorating our home. First of all, I have no eye for color and design and space. Secondly, I'm not creative at all when it comes to decorating. Third, I take forever to find the perfect pieces of furniture or decor once I actually get an idea in my mind of what I might want. Finally, if and when I do find some things I like for our home, I have a terrible time trying to decide between different items I might like! It's like a neverending battle with decisions I am not at all good at making!

With that said, we are still attempting to do some redecorating in our guest bathroom. At this point, I'm not expecting the results to be anything spectacular--I'll be satisified with any amount of improvement! I'll post some pictures once the project is complete!


amber said...

I can't wait to see the finished project...even if it's in December when we're back to visit! For what it's worth, I've always liked that green slate tile floor! ;)

cw said...

SPOILER ALERT - The copper color is going to look great!

kjl said...

Thanks Amber--we finally got the first coat on last night!