The Little Yellow Bathroom.

We have this little yellow bathroom in our house.  It’s the only potty-room downstairs.  Just a half bathroom.  When we moved in it was papered with yellow and white striped wallpaper and had a sunflower border at the top around the ceiling.  I hated it.  I mean. really.hated.it.

I never felt like removing the wallpaper.  That’s a terrible job.  So, I painted the border and the ceiling a periwinkle/lavender color and painted dragonflies on the walls.  I just don’t know what I was thinking.  I didn’t love that either.  But, it served it’s purpose. 

Now that we’re moving, we hired someone to come in and do some drywall work in all three bathrooms and some general touch ups.  One thing he did was remove the wallpaper from the little yellow bathroom and smooth the walls with drywall mud. 

Almost all the walls in the house are rough. Like weird popcorn ceiling rough.  Only, it’s on the walls.  Dumb.  Who ever thought that was a good idea was dumb.  It’s super difficult to patch because you just cannot match that texture.  Just give me smooth walls and call it good!

I can only find one photo taken of that room in all these years. But I apparently had photoshopped the yellow out of it.  So, alas, I will not share it with you.  It’s a pic of the little girl on one of her first days of school.  If you wanna see it, I’ll post it.  🙂

ANYWHOOOOO…So he removed the paper, smoothed the walls and now I’m in the process of painting.  I primed all the walls with the Kilz2 from an earlier post and gave all the trim and the cabinet a new coat of nice white paint.  It already looked so much better just doing all that. 

Then i was inspired by this photo from a Crate & Barrel catalog…

http://images.crateandbarrel.com/is/image/Crate/Paterson2DoorCabinetM112?&$web_zoom$&wid=558&hei=558

It’s just so fresh and clean and airy feeling…I know that gray and yellow is a really popular color scheme right now, but I just don’t love it together.  It reminds of a this terrible puffy winter coat I had when I was growing up that was gray and pink.  I hated that coat. 

Anyway, the countertop in that bathroom is “yellow marble”.  LOL.  It’s really terrible…and it’s not really marble 🙂  But I decided to work with it rather than against it.  So I’ve decided to paint the walls a light gray color.  I have some gray paint leftover from painting the kids’ rooms.  They both wanted gray, different shades.  So I just mixed it with white.  The first one was way toooooo dark.  So, I mixed in more white.  It was still too dark.  So I decided to just pour that gray into the can of white paint!  Finally I think I came up with a gray I can live with.  At least until we move!  Image

Sorry for the quality…I am not a photographer, I just have a Canon point and shoot camera.  Don’t judge.  🙂

So, my mom is finishing painting that room as we speak.  Then we’re on to other rooms.

Stay tuned!

 

Lowe’s Stop #1

I made my first official trip to Lowe’s yesterday for house stuff.  No, that does not mean that I’ve never been to Lowe’s before.  I just mean that it’s the first official trip for old house/new house stuff 🙂   I knew that getting the house ready to sell would be a big task, but I guess I didn’t realize HOW big of a task!  It all just seems a little overwhelming…being a full-time college student with homework, working, being a wife and mama, going thru Daddy’s appointments with him, packing and going thru absolutely everything, dreaming about the new house…

We decided to hire a painter to paint the walls going up the stairs and then down the hallway upstairs, but I (and by I, I mean myself and my mommy) am painting everything else that needs to be painted in order to get this house ready to sell…which includes all three bathrooms and maybe the kitchen.

Those of you who have been in my house in the past 10 years will remember the little yellow bathroom.  Well, it’s yellow no more.  The paper has been removed, the walls smoothed with new drywall in places.  And it’s primed.  It will look like a totally different little bathroom soon!  heck, it already looks soooo much better with just the white primed walls!  I really hope to have that bathroom finished tomorrow night.  Then I’ll post a before and after photo!

Anyway, here’s what I bought at Lowe’s yesterday.

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Kilz for the bathrooms…a new little angled paint brush for cutting in around trim and such…paint tray liners…paint roller covers…and a lovely little welcome mat for the front door for when this house is finally ready to show/sell.

My Daddy has the appointment tomorrow afternoon to get the results from the PET scan and the bone marrow biopsy that were done last week.  I’m totally praying that there is no Lymphoma, it was all a mistake!

We’re Moving!

Well, after 10 and a half years in a house that we knew we wouldn’t live in forever, we finally found “the one”.  The home we will live in til we meet Jesus!  Our “forever home”. 

Right across the road from this new home is where we have always planned to build someday.  The hubby and I had talked about that since we were dating…waaaaaay back when.  But then the dreaded bypass happened.  The lot was plowed over to make more farm ground.  We thought our dream would have to be somewhere else.  This area is almost directly between my parents in the Ville and hubby’s parents 1.5 miles away.  Closer to our church, which is where I work.  Closer to the school that the kiddos attend.  And the hubby can just hop right on the bypass to drive to work!  It’s just where we want to land.

We’re super excited about making this house our home.  I’ve been dreaming, planning, hoping and wishing about all the things we want to do…actually, all that really involves is painting.  The house is really just that great for us!

Here’s the link to the realty page of the house.

http://www.thehardiegroup.com/details.php?mls_no=77073033&office_id=1134&id=4