So, one of the things I’ve become a little crazy about during my absence is actually finishing off something in the house. Since we moved in December, we have done almost nothing that I usually do so quickly as part of settling into a new place. For example, a month or two ago I realized that there wasn’t one room, not one single room, that was actually complete. And there was nothing on the walls save a calendar in the kitchen and one in my craft room (both hung in a fit by yours truly when I got sick of nothing being on the walls!). I started to get the crazies over getting something, I mean anything, just done.
When we first moved in, I imagined we were going to buy a nice bedroom set first. Oh how I looked forward to it. Our furniture would finally match instead of being composed of orphan pieces that don’t even remotely go together. My reading nook would have not only matching bookshelves but a chair too! The final straw for me was when we bought a new bed just after Christmas and they couldn’t attach my old headboard to it. Not only does nothing even go together in there, but now I have no headboard. It was the last straw for me. I started to go nuts. But alas, this isn’t a story about how I redid our bedroom.
Instead, it’s about how I redid the master bathroom. I know, I know…. The bedroom furniture is still exhibiting all of the same maddening qualities. However, I had to finish something. And the bedroom wasn’t happening so I took on something a bit more bite-sized. Our bathroom.
These pictures were taken during our home inspection, and show off the style of the seller. Which has since been… removed.
The bathroom itself had been recently made over and was in great shape. And when we moved in, we had all of the wretched wallpaper removed and had it painted a lovely shade of gray to complement the bedroom. But the bathroom is also ginormous, yet oddly lacking in storage. So I wanted a piece to go in there. Something to not only take up some space but to also give us some additional storage room. But also something that added some style to an otherwise boring room. I scoured Craigslist for weeks looking for the perfect something to place in there.
One day, while making the rounds through Craigslist, I saw a lovely hand-painted dresser. It appeared to be white and gray, just like our bathroom, and had sandpipers painted on the front. I don’t know what it was about this piece, but I fell head over heels for it. I obsessed. And that weekend, while the store was having a sale, I dragged Craig up there to see it. After much measuring, hemming, and hawing, we bought it and hauled it home in Craig’s car.
After that, it was just a matter of decorating what we had. I made two pieces of “art” for the wall mostly using this tutorial found via Pinterest. I also made one that was supposed to be inspired by that but went an entirely different direction, then ended up being too small for the space over the dresser. Then I dragged poor Craig out to TJ Maxx and ran around their home section until I’d found what I deemed to be enough. And finally, just this past weekend, I framed and hung a picture I’d purchased from Etsy (which I realize now I totally don’t have a picture of!). And now, the bathroom is finally complete.
Sorry, I know it’s blurry!
Birds inspired by Pinterest!
Birds that were supposed to be inspired by Pinterest but clearly are not!
Ta da! One finished room in my house. And, I mean, it’s close to the bedroom (as in part of it, sort of). Anyone want to take bets on exactly how long this kept me happy?