Hi! It’s been so long since my last post… 3 months or so I think? So much for promising to improve my blogging frequency… In my defense, it was a crazy 3 months! The last time I left you I was trying to finish up my guest bedroom from the One Room Challenge– still no end to that, but we did get a chandelier hung! Small victories here.
Then, golf season halted all home renovation progress. Ugh… I became a golf widow before I was even officially married… Which leads me to my next topic of discussion…
We got married at the beginning of August! It was a hell of a year planning it, and I pretty much vomited the entire 96 hours before… From nerves, not morning sickness (I’ll nip that right in the bud for you, you’re welcome)… But it was a fabulous day and we couldn’t be happier! But, this is girl with a drill, not girl with a veil, so shall we move on?
After coming back from a 12 day honeymoon in South Carolina, where I refused to drink anything but rosé for the entirety of the trip (even when the only kind available was $20 a glass and when the check arrived my new huz very seriously asked where the rest of the bottle was, but begrudgingly paid anyway because happy wife, happy life), we decided to replace all of the trim in the house and finish the main floor powder room we had gutted months ago. It’s funny because we gutted our master bath over a year ago and it hasn’t been touched since…but we also aren’t currently sleeping in our master bedroom because we are waiting on our new bedroom set and mattress—which I plan to elaborate on soon 🙂
Also, if you ever want to test your relationship just for fun, try living with only one ungutted bathroom and a man who takes longer than Beyoncé to get ready. I promise you, it’s so much fun.
We decided to make our own trim in the craftsman style– which basically meant just buying plain ol’ wood and me spending hours in the dungeoness basement with my mason jar spray painter, a 5 gallon bucket of trim paint, and a bottle of rosé– all essential elements for this task…because if I’m going to be in a scary pit of paint fumes and spider webs, I might as well
try and be fabulous.
And boy, what a difference this new trim makes. Because it’s thicker, it makes our doorways appear significantly higher, which makes the ceilings seem higher– SO awesome. 3 doors down (not the band) and only 21 left to go! Good thing golf season is winding down… here’s lookin’ at you, Tiger.
Moving onto the powder room… the huz is obsessed with all palette everything since making the palette wall in our dining room. He was adamant about paletting the bottom half of the powder room, and quite frankly, I didn’t feel like arguing. Sometimes ya just gotta let a man go….and other times you need to go Rhonda Rousey on him…. But not over a powder room that you’ve been
nagging lovingly reminding him to finish for the last 5 months.
When we took the new vanity we had ordered months ago out of the box, the glass insert was shattered, and the vanity is now on back order. I literally whined because man with a drill wanted to make his own vanity and I just didn’t understand why I couldn’t have the modern vanity I ordered months ago. I got hangry for a minute and almost went the Rhonda Rousey route, but I ate a Snickers and decided to let him run with it.
Now, I may have mentioned my affinity for thrifty finds at the flea market and being able to repurpose old items. Well, we had gotten an 1890s White sewing machine for $25 at a flea market last year that’s been sitting in our garage with nothing on its horizon, mostly because it was in questionable shape and needed cleaned. See where I’m going with this?
We took the top wooden part of the sewing machine off and used the cast iron base and pedal as the base of the vanity. The marble top from the vanity we were supposed to have (I’m not bitter) ended up aligning on the sewing machine base PERFECTLY… And I’ve got to admit, it’s going to be a pretty sick vanity. I think I’m going to put a shelf above the toilet to put the sewing machine on… It just feels right… because who doesn’t like a nice little cross-stitch while doing their business?
This powder room is not done and we plan on adding a sliding “barn” door as well as some other decor pieces, but I couldn’t help but want to give an update… And unlike my one room challenge… This room will in fact be completed this weekend…unless Tiger Woods decides golf is more important… in which case I say hold the Snickers and pass me another $20 glass of rosé . Better make it two.
I will reveal the whole finished masterpiece next week. Until then…