Sunday, May 19, 2013
I managed to finish painting yesterday at about 10 p.m. I love the color! It is going to look beautiful with the new fabric.
But there is a fly in the ointment, and that is the very damaged wall that was previously so cleverly hidden by all the purple sponged texture.
My plan is to get a piece of plexiglass, paint one side of it with the matching paint, and affix it to the wall as a splash guard. If this works, I will be well chuffed.
If it doesn't, I'll have to patch, sand, prime and paint, which will require some back pedaling and patience. I do not have an ample supply of patience.
Later, I popped over to my Sunday place of worship, which some people like call Lowe's. The nice man--who was the size of a Sherman tank--found a piece of plexy and cut it to size for me!
It worked great! It now looks nice and sleek and like I meant to do that.
Next, I will make my shower curtain.
I don't mind splurging a bit on fabric that I really love. A custom made curtain and window shade can really elevate the look of your modest little bathroom. Not that this was an enormous splurge--the fabric was discounted 75%. It would have cost me $280.00 plus the labor to sew, but I invested $70.00. Curtains are very easy to make. It's all in the measuring! The sewing is all just straight lines.
The shower curtain came together very easily because the fabric has a square pattern. I just used the squares as my guidelines for the curtain. I rigged it with these tidy little loops and some inexpensive lucite rings.
Tomorrow, I will tackle the window shade. Now for a nice hot shower, a glass of wine and PBS.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
My little house has just one bathroom, and, while it seemed like a fine idea 15 years ago, I am very tired of the purple. What was I thinking?