I’m done! I have finished painting my bedroom and redoing my powder room. Of course, nothing is easy in my funky little South Philly house.
See the before picture here.
I bought a new fixture for the powder room sink which a friend offered to install for a dinner in return. The faucet install, which should have taken one hour tops, took five hours and entailed trying a myriad of tools (most of which I had, believe it or not). Why? Because the person who first installed the sink attached the old faucet first and then nailed the sink to the wall effectively blocking the gaskets that would have to be removed 28 years later to install a new faucet. After trying a number of things, Mike ended up chipping off the old gaskets v-e-r-y carefully with a chisel and a rubber mallet. Everyone was starving by the time we sat down to dinner. The homemade crab and scallop pasta was good but the flourless chocolate cake almost made up for the funky faucet install. Get the recipe here.
The walls are not straight in my bedroom and you feel like you are working on a ship in a storm as you are cutting in the paint line near the ceiling. At least I did.
But at least I didn’t hit the ceiling fan with my paint pole. That was my biggest fear.
I decided to try some decorative painting on our ultra cheap and wobbly closet doors.
I think the broken mirror mirror looks better on the newly-gray walls. Before
I painted the decorative frames around the windows silver with black accents. They had been gold.
I think the gray paint sets off my husband’s night table nicely, too.
I will post pictures from the powder room redo in the fullness of time. But for now, I gotta get packing. I’m heading to ClayConnection2018 later this week.