Thursday, August 12, 2010
Since I have not had those artistic feelings I decided it was time to do some work on the house. This is my tiny powder room downstairs. I painted the sinkbase probably 12 years ago when I saw these darling pottery benches in the accessory displays at Nordstrom. I loved the color combos but knew my little house could not possibly use another piece of furniture so I decided to paint the sink base instead. My husband was away for the weekend climbing Mt Whitney so I figured that was the time. It's always easier to do projects when he's gone so I don't have to hear "Are you sure you know what you're doing?" Well, I remember having my son saying "Are you sure dad's going to be alright with this?" It's never easy making a decision to completely change something in the house, especially something mounted to the walls! I loved the way it came out tho, and I still love it to this day.
Our walls were papered during the 80's wallpaper age and when we tore the paper down we had the walls professionally painted. We have always done things ourselves but we were doing pretty good financially when we decided not to paint the kitchen and bath at that time. After 2 years the paint started chipping like crazy. I think they didn't get all the wallpapaer paste off or it could have been cheap paint, but whatever, it was a mess! So I papered the walls 3/4's the way up with a green and white stripe and did a black and white checked border above it. It was adorable but time took it's toll on the wallpaper and having 2 males in the house didn't help matters! I have been putting off redoing this because I absolutely loved this room and didn't know what else to do with it. Peeling, chipped walls or new wallpaper that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? I just didn't want to let go.