The best part about pregnancy? (Besides the beautiful baby that you work so hard to create.) It is definitely nesting…the instinctive urge you have to rip apart, deep scrub and reorganize every nook and cranny of your house.
Saturday, while making my way to the laundry room, I passed through the eyesore of our house: the second bathroom. Everyday I have to walk through and every day it makes me cringe. So yesterday, I was officially fed up. I decided to give it a good scrub. About 45 minutes in, I was ripping wallpaper off the walls. You can’t tell from the pictures, but the far right wall was covered in a lovely shimmery palm tree print paper, circa 1979, perhaps? Besides the terrible wallpaper that was peeling and ripped in places, there was also a lovely wallpaper border on the other three dingy, dirty walls. I can’t fail to mention the disgusting sliding door on the shower, ancient ripped padded toilet seat, plastic-framed recessed light fixture and medicine cabinet (spaced too closely together) and white wicker toilet paper holder (I guess to complement the tropical themed wallpaper). Obviously there was nothing about this bathroom that said “paradise”.
I am so pleased with the results! No more embarrassing second bathroom! Now I can take people on a full house tour without worrying about having to skip the dreaded second bath. The best part? We did it all in one day! And did I mention that while I was in renovation mode in the bathroom, Patrick was rocking it in the front yard? (More pics of that to come later.)
Wallpaper removal – cheap fabric softener in a spray bottle I already owned $1
Paint – Baby Fawn by Ben Moore left over from living room FREE
Shower Curtain – bought at a consignment sale $4
Rug- I already owned FREE
Mirror over toilet – one of two purchased at same consignment sale $3.50
Light Fixture – Home Depot $9
Toilet Seat – Home Depot $9
Total Project Cost: Somewhere around $20