We painted our master bathroom over the weekend. But just like the bedroom that it matches from a few weeks back, it was only the top of the walls. And the ceiling. Oh the ceiling. It was bad. A fresh coat of white paint does wonders for a space. And a soul.
It had been over 6 years since we’d re-done the bathroom. Our lack of painting experience caused us to do a very bad cutting in at the ceiling job. How come we live so long with something ugly and done wrong?
Too busy to notice? I’ve noticed!
We just get used to it?
Whatever it is, I’m glad the ugly and done wrong is finally covered up. I could sit in the bathroom for hours and just stare at the phenominal cut in job. This is where I’m really stinkin’ proud of myself because I cut in at the ceiling. Awesome I tell you! I’m kind of like a rock star in my own home. Don’t worry, they know me here.
Last summer we had tossed the old blinds that had hung at the window since we moved in almost 10 years ago and finally got around to replacing them this weekend. All white! No grime! And the fantabulous new shower caddy! Who knew a shower caddy could have such an impact on a person? $40.00 spent at Wally world on the bronzed shower caddy that matches all of our existing hardware was money well spent!
I’ve never been too big on hanging a bunch of stuff on the walls in a bathroom, but two of the three pictures I did have in there, pre-paint, had served their purpose. They are now in my “craigslist” pile waiting on a call from their new owner.
Earlier last week I had gone to a thrift store…..I know, I know, such a shock! And I saw this mirror resting on a shelf leaning against the wall. I must have stared at it for a good 2-3 minutes. I liked it. ALOT! But, I had already purchased a mirror for the bedroom a few weeks back and I didn’t think having two in there was what I wanted. So, I left it there.
As Bryan and I were finishing up the paint I was telling him about the mirror, now thinking it might be perfect for the bathroom. He said, “Well tomorrow we should head over to the thrift store!”
Which is exactly what we did. Sunday afternoon, parking lot bare, we walk in and I see everything is on sale for 50% off. I walk, with purpose, to the very spot I had seen the mirror before. It was not only still there, but more perfect than I had originally thought! And for $7.49 because of the sale. Raise your hand if you love a bargain? Me too!
It looks to be the style of mirror that, at one time, had been attached to a dresser. It’s painted white, but really badly. The paint is chipped all over the place. The frame itself is cracked in a few spots…….
The mirror itself looks scratched from years of cleaning and wiping back and forth. And it’s foggy too. After Bryan hung it I asked him what he thought, he said, “It’s crappy!” Perfect!
Here are some other “crappy” items we’ve brought into the home in the last year……..
This low to the ground shelf was free off craigslist last summer. Just the right height to get my plants up off the floor and into the sunshine. My plants are like me…..we love us some sunshine!
This chair was a fun surprise Bryan brought home to me last year after cleaning out a storage unit. The guy said, throw it all out or keep whatever you want. Bryan knew I would want this old chair with layers of varied colors of paint all chipped up.
And finally the second door I purchased along with the one I hung in our bedroom horizontally over the bed. At $30 a piece it was a steal! If you aren’t aware, these crappy items ain’t cheap.
Thanks for taking time out of your day to read about my crappy stuff! Do you have any crappy stuff you love?
Until next time……continue celebrating your heart & home!