Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Home improvements

Over our Christmas break I did a bit of work on our bathroom walls. This project started out in our tiny bathroom and then spilled over to the larger main bath. We had several areas on our bathroom walls that were very uneven/torn because of re-doing the shower area a while back.(We had a leak! Horrors!) They needed several layers of joint compound, then priming, and painting. (The $ for all this was one of our Christmas gifts :~) One of my favorites, actually) I sewed a new curtain and matching shower curtain to coordinate with the new paint. The actual color is hard to capture with my camera-the walls remind me of caramel sauce!
Since I already had the joint compound out...I decided to smooth out the walls of the main bath-which were painted to look like stucco(I think...) We took down the old mirror and saw this! A good sized hole! That's the brick of the chimney in the den! Looks like a medicine cabinet was once there. Thankfully, my dear husband had an extra piece of sheetrock in the garage, and he cut it to fit, and installed it for me. I used the paint that was left over from our bathroom and added a good bit of basic white to enable me to use it for the second bathroom as well.
These were big projects, bigger than I initially realized, but I am so glad to have them done! There are some imperfections-I am not a professional, but I learned a lot, and am pretty happy with how it looks. This one is my children's bathroom, and I know they are enjoying the "new" look.



At 1:46 AM, Blogger Deborah said...

You did a great job! We've been doing the whole home improvement thing lately too. It is nice to see someone else's projects!

At 3:20 PM, Blogger Thankful heart said...

I love your blog thanks for leaving a sweet comment on mine Jo x

At 11:15 AM, Blogger Holly said...

Thanks Deborah! I loved seeing your projects-yes, it is inspiring to see what others are doing :~)

At 11:16 AM, Blogger Holly said...

And thanks for stopping by, Thankful Heart. I'm looking forward to seeing what you make next!


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