Monday, August 20, 2012

A “before” post (I hope)

Here we are on Monday again.  I hope everyone enjoyed their weekends.  Mine was pretty great actually.  A cookout with friends Friday night, dinner and dessert with more friends on Saturday, then I stayed in my pajamas ALL day Sunday.  Please don’t confuse my choice of wardrobe with my activity level though.  While I wasn’t quite as productive as the day before when I ran 8 miles before thoroughly cleaning the downstairs AND making an icebox pie, I still got a fair amount done.  There was the usual laundry, and then the very unusual scrubbing of our bathroom.

I actually don’t mind cleaning in general, but for some reason I dread doing our bathroom.  I think it’s a vicious cycle because I don’t like to clean it so it gets that much dirtier and then it’s that much worse when I do get around to pulling out the sponge and Lysol.

And on the flip side, I love when I’m done and how clean everything is, how the space is transformed from scummy to sparkling.

The McHusband and I would ultimately like to redo our bathroom.  And I’m not talking about just updating fixtures and repainting; we want to do a gut job where we take out the tub, make the shower bigger, and replace the vanity with something taller.

For now, we’ll live with it like it is and I’ll just dream about tile on the floor, a granite countertop, and better storage. 

Since I had the space all cleaned up, I played around with a little table from our room, a fake plant, and a different picture hanging on the screw that came with the house.

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The curtain rods were there when we moved in and I hung the sheers just because I had them, and I felt like badly dressed rods were better than naked ones. Not sure it was the best decision, but it’s the one I made.

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I tried to organize our countertop a little better and we’ll see if it actually works in real life and not just in photos. (Yes, there’s a light thingie missing.  It’s in the linen closet because it doesn’t fit right and tends to fall off.  One more thing we’ll take care of during the renovation.)

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The plant and candleholder didn’t stick around once I finished with the photos, but the basket’s still holding the same stuff so we’ll see if it works in real life.

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I love my little fake succulent pot.  That was a $10 Target find.

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So hopefully sooner than later, I’ll be able to refer back to this post and say, “Remember when our bathroom looked like this?” and then I can do a big reveal of our amazing new space.

Have a great day!

2 comments:

Unknown said...

I vote to leave the plant and candle in the bathroom. Brings some much needed interest to an otherwise "necessities only" countertop.

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling those curtains may need washing more than you think......