Well, hello, my faithful blogfriends! Here are some photos of my beautiful freshly-painted, recently-carpeted, and newly-window-shaded bedrooms to reward you for clicking over to my page:
This past weekend was spent working on the bathroom (click here to see “before” photos).
First we ripped up the linoleum floor.
Then we ripped out the ugly vanity.
I had to scrub all the mold off the wall that had grown behind the old vanity.
Then, when we took off the trim along the floor, we realized the sheetrock was moldy and disintegrating, so we had to cut out 16” of sheetrock from the floor up.
Oh yeah, and we pulled out the toilet:
I also painted the bathroom doors. They were heinous. This is the before:
I painted them all white, but don’t have any after pictures. I’m a bad blogger.
This is what happens to bad vanities, by the way, so all you vanities best be behavin’:
My dad and stepmom did some yard work:
And here is the bathroom, swept and eagerly awaiting tiles to call its own:
I also put a second coat of paint on the kitchen walls, and that was pretty much it for the weekend. Le sigh.
Stuff I’ve bought this week:
-a level, kneepads, 5 gallon Lowe’s bucket, cement board, chalk reel marker, speedlite, steel square, chisel set: $83.93
-cement board tape, dovetail saw: $24.94
-dehumidifier $152.98 (had a Bed Bath and Beyond coupon…returned the first dehumidifier we got, but, they gave me store credit so I can’t deduct it from my expenses since it’s not real money back)
-we returned $70 of ThinSet mortar, so durovent, versabond, stainblock, 2- 25 lb bags of grout, mixer, sponge, tile spacers, board knife, and grout saw cost me $36.56
-a sheet of green board, a leaf rake, and a box of drywall screws ($30 of stuff, but won’t add it since we used Lowe’s store credit from returning the dehumidifier)
Soooo, add that to the $50 for carpet tacks and I have myself a merry little $7279.05 to cry myself to sleep over. Oh, homeownership.