Last Spring, I decided I needed to do something about the ugly wallpaper in our main bathroom. Whoever decided to wallpaper our bathroom had no idea what they were doing. Instead of using a straight edge and a sharp razor to trim the wallpaper, it seemed like the applier had used a scissors. It was jagged and torn in some places. As I tackled the walls, some of it was easy to take off, and other parts held on for dear life. Taking down wallpaper is a horrible job, but this wallpaper NEEDED to come off!
I even made a vlog for Mama Kat’s Vlogging Prompts, showing how to remove wallpaper! Watching this made me remember how hard I worked in that bathroom…
I made some discoveries as I was removing the wallpaper; there had been two other wallpapers before this one, and there was dark pink paint under this layer of wallpaper.
Right in the middle of my project, the April floods hit Chicago. My basement was flooded and my sewer wouldn’t drain, so my project was on hold.
Fortunately, the bathroom was still useable, it was just gosh-darn ugly.
At the end of May, I finally put my bathroom project back on the calendar. I patched and painted, and bought new towel racks and outlet covers.
But the floor! The floor was still ugly shiny pink stick-on tiles. This was a project we wanted a professional to do. However, it was harder than I thought to find a floor guy for a bathroom. After we finally found someone to do the floor, a funny thing happened. The roof to the floor company’s building collapsed (fortunately no one was hurt) and the work was postponed.
By November, we finally had a new floor in all our bathrooms.
I’m not done yet; I still need to put a frame around the mirror and redo the vanity. I’d also love a new light fixture! It’s not the dream bathroom I’d love; the bathtub, toilet and vanity are still old. But for now, it’s much better than it was!
Up next…my laundry room…the washer and dryer are down where the spiders live and it floods every Spring…
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