Monday, September 9, 2019

Can't leave well enough alone...

Or maybe I should have titled this post:

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In April I blogged about the new, new house. I mentioned that there were a few things we didn't like about the new, new house. One of those was that in preparing the house for sale, the previous owner had all of the walls painted a "neutral" color. I actually like yellow, but enough is enough! I also thought that the powder room was really boring. It was boring in yellow, it would have been boring in beige (as it looks in the picture below) as well! So, I decided to do something about it. I'm not sure I picked the right path... but (see quote above!)

Although it looks beige... it is yellow. Trust me!
Nothing Done!
Mark placement with tape - Done!

Cut and install wood pieces - Done!

Paint upper wall and prime wood - Done!
Sand wood - Done!
Paint wood and space between - Done!
Sand wood - Done!
Repaint wood - Done!
Sand wood - Done!
Seriously... another coat on the wood?!

Install tile - Done!
Why, oh why, couldn't I have been satisfied with a simple coat of paint?!

Grout tile - Done!
Install towel holder - Done!
Order and install mirror - Done!
Replace light fixture - Done!

 Now I'm finished, right?

See title...

Get a new trash can - Done!
Get a toilet paper holder - Done!
Get a cutesy towel tray & paper hand towels for the back of the toilet - Done!

Now I'm finished, right?

See title....

Stop by a salvage shop and find a window shutter with character. Scrub it. Brush off flaking paint. Install it on the wall. 

Now... I am truly done*!



I think it is perfect!

* Forgive me, Sybil!
For years I worked with an amazing English teacher. She taught the 6th graders (and her colleagues) that potatoes are "done" and projects/papers/works of art/etc. are "finished". I do know the difference, but kept the improper usage in the spirit of the beginning quotation.


  1. Oh I like it! You did quite a transformation!! :)

    1. Thanks, Far Side. Now I can at least say that I am going to the bathroom so many times during the day to check out my work!! Haha. I hope Far Guy is doing better, and that your winter weather holds off as long as possible!

  2. Looks fantastic !!!! I know it's a lot of work. But, so worth it, now you can enjoy it. :)

    1. Thanks. I am pleased with how it looks, and I do enjoy it!

  3. Excellent redo! I have to agree with you, I had a grandmother that would enlighten me about "done", but it fits with the way you were using it.

    1. I admire folks who stand by their guns as far as proper usage and pronunciation of our crazy language! I think my grandmother would roll over in her grave if she heard the language used today!


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