Three toilets, three toilets. I was so excited when we moved in to this house to finally have three toilets/bathrooms at our disposal. Living with one for three of us for almost two years, was seriously draining.
So what did I do upon moving it. I seem to have made it my job to get us from three bathrooms to one/1.5 at best. As it stands right now, our first floor powder room is 100% out of commission. The toilet broke, and while Micah and I bought a new one two weeks ago (2 days after it broke) we have yet to install it. I am so nervous about him installing a toilet for the first time over our brand new (over budget and never happening again) hardwood floors that it sits. He wants to do it, he has studied up on it, he has watched You Tube video’s, talked to friends and well he isn’t bad at this stuff, but I said NOPE. The more he tries the better he gets, but I still don’t want him to do it. This is the way I see it. If the plumber messes it up, then I am mad at him. If it leaks and warps my floors I am livid with him. If Micah installs it and that happens, I am fighting with my husband. I don’t want to fight with my husband, so I hired a guy (scapegoat) to do it, and he is coming on Wednesday.
Upstairs, our master bath is still in a state of flux. The sink is in, but has a bit of a drip. The trim is primed, yet not painted and the shoe round still needs to be installed. Micah is going to have his friend help him with the drip (If I don’t get my guy up there first) and so we still wash our hands in the hall bath
Hall bath. Well it is fully functional, it is just a bit of a construction site. When we bought the house it was green. I love the color Green, but I love bright rainbow green or very light mint green. I also love an Emerald Green and I did get our dining room painted green, so what I am drawing out saying is that I am not anti-green. I am anti the green that was in this bathroom along with all of the honey Oak trim/vanity/door and ugly boob light fixtures. I am fully owning those anti feelings, and a boob light fixture to me is one that is a glass round frosted shade with a round hardware piece and a knob holding up the shade that looks like a boob if you lay under it and look up. I’m weird but man do I hate these things. Yet aside from the fixtures, I was supposed to live with the hall bath for a year. Well I was supposed to finish staining the railing, not buy any new furniture and get something on the walls too. O for 3.
I hated the green, and decided to paint the wood trim white and the walls Benjamin Moore’s Pismo Dunes. I had the paint left over from the old house. Trim is primed white/2 coats. Pismo Dunes just didn’t look right. Too pinky, too dark, too much for the small space. So I flipped the script and now I am painting the walls cream, the trim a color and using our old dining room wallpaper as the inspiration.
Inspiration wallpaper behind this little six month old pudding face. Man do I love her.
I also bought some new glass hurricanes for one of the light fixtures, Micah installed a new medicine cabinet, We got a new toilet and a dark brown wood seat, I’m chalk painting the vanity graphite and I’ve already changed the knobs. The boob will remain, until I can figure out how to get an exhaust fan/light combo installed that looks like an old school house pendant light for $20.00
Here is where we started and where we are now:
And here is our new couch (in the salon)