If you follow me on Instagram then you might have already read that one of the major reasons I haven’t DIYed anything bigger is the fact that my husband was working nightshift. I didn’t want to mention it anywhere before because I didn’t want to broadcast the fact that he was gone at night.
It’s a tough one to have him home sleeping all day too when you are used to being able to do whatever you wanted to at home. I couldn’t make any noise or use any types of smelly paints and stains. This is also why I haven’t tackled finishing the stairs yet although now I need to wait until I can keep the windows open again for that one.
Now my world is back to normal again, well almost back to normal, I had my skin cancer removed today and hope I won’t find anything else any time soon. I’m paranoid now. It also needs to heal before I get into finishing a massive project.
At least I’m getting ready for a project and gathering all the inspiration and items for that project.
What will it be? Well I want to redo our powder room! It’s been on my list for a while and on Friday I shared some Etsy wallpapers (click HERE) that I was considering for that space.
I’m not going to restrict the wallpaper search to Etsy. I’m looking all over the place.
You guys remember the powder room as this:
And with the newer faucet:
The reality of the powder room doesn’t look like that anymore. It looks like the photos below which clearly show that it’s time for a refresh. And they are quite embarrassing.
That is not a shadow above but a black stain from the candle. Ugh! And I had handpainted the stripes on the wall with a waterbased gold sharpie, which means I can’t just wipe the walls because the sharpie comes off. It’s showing how it smudges in the photo below.
The walls are all banged up and dirty and not to mention how disgusting that old sink is.
As far as my plans go, I know that I will have to keep the vanity cabinet because the builder had put the laminate around the cabinet and not under. If you ever build a home make sure the flooring is under your cabinets in case you ever want to change those out. It’s so frustrating.
I do know that I want to switch out the cabinet door thought because I have disliked that builder standard door design for a long time and it’s also banged up on the top.
You know what I did yesterday? I purchased a new door on Amazon! Yup! It’s plain MDF and I will paint it. I might actually consider painting the cabinet a darker color but I’m not sure yet.
It’s a plain shaker style door which you can find HERE. So far the company has been really helpful.
I was really surprised to find all these sizing options on Amazon. There are so many door styles, materials and sizes to chose from.
I’m also lucky that I have a nice vessel sink faucet left yet that I want to use here so the faucet from this bathroom can get moved into my kids bathroom because the one they have is disgusting too.
I’ve had this one for 1.5 years in the basement. I guess it’s time to finally use it, right?
I’m trying to narrow down countertops now. I love black marble or white marble with a white vessel bowl but I don’t want to go too dark in the powder room which is why I probably have to go with a white countertop again, especially if I end up painting the cabinet a color.
And the bowls
Square, oval or round is the question!?!?!
Of course the size matters too!
And I’m in love with THIS mirror which happens to be the perfect size too:
And I have also been browsing lighting options. But I will share all of those with you on Friday because there are so many I like mainly on Etsy again. So much to consider.
That’s the fun part to me and I can do all of the mood boards and inspiration while my “boob” is healing from cutting the skin cancer out. Hopefully it won’t take all that long.
And look at my little Heidi in her diapers above. I mentioned on Instagram that she’s wearing diapers now. She ended up going everywhere in the house and since she doesn’t have a tail it’s actually pretty easy this way and she lets me put them on too.
I did have to move the BeniO in our living room for now because (like I said) I caught her peeing on it once. It’s rolled up. She sometimes still loses her diapers and I just don’t want to risk it with that expensive carpet.
rug HERE | similar lumbar pillow HERE | black lampshades HERE | similar lamps HERE and HERE | similar end table HERE | disco ball HERE | black pineapple candle HERE | similar sofas HERE | throw HERE and similar throw HERE | throw pillows HERE and HERE and my pillow tutorial HERE | similar pouf HERE or HERE | similar mirror HERE and similar star burst HERE | similar coffee tables HERE | leopard pillow HERE | chair HERE or similar chair HERE | nesting tables HERE |
My other baby is doing well so far though and she isn’t the youngest anymore either at almost 19.
That’s it for today.
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