Sunday, August 13, 2006


I was really excited when I asked Matt what he wanted to do this weekend and he said, "Well, I was thinking we could paint the bathroom." I have too many ideas about how to make our house prettier as a result of watching too many home improvement shows on TV. I was rarin' to go! Our bathroom had three strikes against it- ugly wallpaper (see photos below - although you can't really see it that well there), carpet (cheap carpet - in a bathroom. Really!), and popcorn ceiling.

On Friday night, we decided we could do it all in a weekend. All meaning we could remove the wallpaper, remove the popcorn ceiling, and remove the carpet, replacing said crimes against bathroomdom with pretty blue paint, pretty shell white paint, and pretty ceramic tiles. It would go something like this: Saturday morning, go to Home Depot. Get needed painting and tiling supplies. Remove wallpaper, remove popcorn ceiling. Primer all surfaces to be painted. Paint. Sunday after church, remove carpet, install tile. Oh, and replace the light fixture too.

Yeah. That's how naive - and crazy - we were. Problems ensued, popcorn dust everywhere, holes in walls, not enough primer, blah, blah, blah. Here's where we were at Saturday night.

Small progress has been made since then. First, we have a much more accurate time line now. This won't be done for awhile. We also got some detailed tiling instruction at Home Depot. And tonight, the ceiling got painted.

More to come, now that we are done with our delusions of grandeur.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Much hard work--but it will be worth it.
Love, Mom