Saturday, December 1, 2012

Maybe Not Really

Today I announced triumphantly to Charlie that I am almost done working on the bathroom.

He raised his eyebrows and asked, "Really?  You think?"

"Sure," I said.  "I just have to finish stenciling the floor and then I have to put poly on it, and put up some chair rail, and cut that other piece of baseboard down and then nail it in."

He ate another piece of the Christmas chocolate that my mama gave us.  We have a deal that I won't eat any of the Buckeyes and he won't eat any of the Pretzel Joys.  "And?"

"Oh yeah, and I have to finish painting the wallpaper, and the ceiling above the shower, and buy that hook with the bird on it that I like--"

"And replace the toilet lid that you got paint all over when you stood on it."  Charlie shook his head.  "I still don't get how you did that."

"Oh, I forgot about that," I said.  "I think I might want to get that door we saw at Lowe's too, so we can replace that stupid Dutch door that I hate.  I need to get some double-face tape for the wallpaper I put inside the medicine cabinet too, so the paper sticks better.  And then I need to figure out where to put the toilet paper holder."

Charlie laughed.  "But you're almost done.  Almost."

"Well, maybe not really...." I allowed.


  1. My projects often feel like that. You can probably remove the paint from the toilet seat without replacing it...unless you want the excuse to replace it.

  2. The devil's in the details.

    Looks great. It would be interesting to see the before and after pics posted together. Quite a transformation I'd say.


  3. what size is your dutch door... and what style... you may have a taker here. Your dutch door would be my final detail... or may be just the hardware as it will be expensive to ship
    pickup across multiple states. No timeframe is important as we all know how long we will what until we find the one we really want!

  4. Anonymous, I actually have two Dutch doors. Honestly, they're both junky. The one in the bathroom is 24" x 78" (or so) and I'm pretty sure it's hollow core, 1970s-era. One side of it is painted white; the other's unpainted. It's non-paneled. The other Dutch door is in the kitchen. I don't know the exact dimensions of it, but it's wider, maybe 28"-30". It's hollow core, 1970s as well and has a doggie door cut into it. Free for the taking.

  5. How funny..could not stop laughing!...can't wait to see outcome!

  6. darn, wrong size! if you feel the doors are really just junky, the hardware may be the best part! let me if you are interested in a way to finalize details. Since I do not have a blog, or a twitter, what would be the best way to give you contact info?

  7. Anonymous, the hardware is junky too! If you're still interested though, you can send me an email at WussInBoots at live dot com and I'll send you some pics.

  8. I can't wait to see the finished room. All the last final details seem to take so much longer than anything else! Keep up the good work!