Sunday, March 05, 2006

Painting a bathroom is hard!

So I decided that there's too much white in my house still....so I went to Home Depot this morning to scope out paint colors for the downstairs bathroom. I figured it would be a small easy project. The towels and stuff I'd bought were green with gold accents...so I decided a golden color would be nice (especially since the majority of the downtairs is already painted green). I found a great shade of paint (Gold Buff) and then loaded up on some more supplies. And I finally spotted the little paint touch up bottles I'd been looking for. The kind that have a little roller attached to the bottle and you can fill it with your paint. Perfect for touch ups. I've been looking for those forever and I think I just kept looking over them because they were in a really obvious spot at Home Depot. Anyway, from there I headed out to Bed Bath and Beyond and Target to look at curtain rods/shades. I've not been able to sleep later than 8am in my bedroom because it gets SO much eastern light. So I decided it was time I figure out what to do for shade in that room. And although I didn't like any pre-sized options for shades or blinds I did find nice little temporary ones (who knew you could buy these instead of having to put paper on the windows?) and rods/hangers for my bedroom. I didn't like any of the color options as I suspected so I will be making myself curtains using left over sheets from when I had the full size bed. For now I just hung up a flat sheet off my curtain rod (with the litle shades behind it). And my room is so well shaded now!

Then it was downstairs to paint the bathroom. Problem number one...my ceilings are so freakin high downstairs...and while my genaric little giant ladder is great...it wasn't doing what I wanted it to in the little tiny bathroom. I feel much better on the thing when its doubled...but I couldn't get to all the places I needed to reach with it doubled because I could only put it in one place. After fussing with it a while..I made the ladder staight and leaned it against a wall...but that made me really nervous (what if it slipped and I fell and needed help no one is here). Plus it made some little black scuffs on the wall...not so bad pre-paint. But now that its painted I don't want to put NEW scuffs on the wall.....SO....its now all painted...and I need to find a different way to get the tape of the ceiling. And probably won't be hanging the mirror back up without someone here to help me as I'm sure it will take more hands to put it up safely than it did to take it down!

Was going to put the little safety rod on my patio door next...but it needs to be drilled into the door and frame..and I'm not sure I can because its not wood....

3 comments:

Julienne said...

Wow, you're turning so crafty! Hello Martha! ;)

Shelley said...

Nah...I've always been crafty...just always changing my mind on what I want to MAKE!

Merima said...

i find that the worst part of all home projects are the little tedious things. take pictures so we can see what you did. =)