Monday, May 5, 2008

And so it begins...

I've been after my DH for months about wanting to redo the kids bathroom-new paint, tile, all new stuff because I just wanted to. Finally we were able to start on Saturday. It's always fun to go and get a whole bunch of stuff from Lowe's and Home Depot. What's not so much fun is putting said stuff together and getting it all looking right. Saturday, the boys and I went out and got the new linoleum, paint, vanity, wainscoting, chair rail and medicine cabinet for the new project. At about 2:00, we were ripping up tile and taking the toilet out of the bathroom and Jared was knocking in the old cabinet. Mike and I ended up laying down the new lino, putting in the vanity and wainscoting because you can't put the toilet back in without all the stuff behind it and underneath it. Long story short, all that needs to be done to get the room finished now is some primer and paint and caulking along with the new shower curtain (I have a feeling there's going to be a disagreement about that-mike says red to match the walls I think that would look like a brothel, I'm saying white). I'll try to post some before/after pics pretty soon. Mike did ask me-what's our next project and all I could think was recovering from this one. I've got a compressor sitting in the middle of my hallway and boxes and a nailgun in my living room. It's not pretty, but my bathroom is lovelier even without the new paint. There is a certain amount of satisfaction when you do the work yourself but I wish I could do a Mary Poppins and SNAP! things would be done.

Other things of interest coming up-Kiersten's first temple trip is Thursday (thanks Alona for keeping the baby boy) and we're all excited. The boys are going on the annual father/son campout on Friday and they're excited (I'm excited b/c I think that I get Friday night to myself-hello new book!). Jared's counting down the days until his birthday (week from tomorrow) and I still haven't figured out what we're getting the child. I'm thinking about getting him a suit for church, he wanted one for Christmas but I think now would be a better time. He gets to go to Cub Scouts next Wednesday and you would think that he's going to the moon on a rocket he's so excited. That's all that's on my mind today although there's something else rattling around in there that I might write about tomorrow...

6 comments:

connie said...

I think you should go for a funky multicolored shower curtain! Make it a really fun bathroom. Made me tired reading this. I think as long as you own a house, there is ALWAYS a project waiting to happen.
I love those quiet times with a new book! I was wondering what you were doing with the boy child on Thursday! CYA soon!

scchesleys said...

I saw some cool ones on line but I need to see them in the bathroom once I get it done. I'm always scared it's going to look goofy.

Crystal said...

Congrats on the new bathroom!
We started several projects this weekend and my project was the only one not completed. We did not purchase enough material so I was digging in the dirt for nothing...GREAT! We have several projects in the planning stage for the inside but Craig thinks that his opinion matters and keeps making suggestions. We know who will win in the end!

Alona said...

I bet the bathroom looks great! I dont even want to talk about unfinished projects now. I have too many to be reminded of. lol
Ok, you are not allowed to let your children get this old. What are you going to do on Wed nights now with no one home. That is like a weekly deal now. I am sure you have already thought of that and have books lined up. lol
Well, you are welcome and thank you as well. Alyssa is excited that Jared is staying Thursday night. She gets bored with me with the older kids leave. lol
oh well.

Michelle said...

Hey I thought Jared was getting a puppy for his birthday?! LOL

marlajayne said...

I'm so impressed with this. My husband is quite handy and can do anything (and I mean anything) to remodel, beautify, or repair a home, but I'm helpless in that department. I've been wanting the front door painted for months (I'm thinking a Chinese red color), and it finally hit me yesterday that I CAN DO IT.