But I did get the bathroom painted. The actual work didn't take me much longer than about two hours, but if you add in breaks I took to eat, sit down for a bit after being on a ladder, rest my cramping hands, and let things dry between coats, it took more like six.
There is a teeny tiny spider crawling around on my computer screen as I'm writing this very sentence. Hee.
After (the first step):
Fresh, clean slate:
- prime & paint the bathroom door, door trim, and baseboards, which are still original (!) and horrifyingly yellowed with age.
- shower curtain, mats, towels
- more wall paint, in certain spots - more to come on that
- cabinet knobs
- light fixture
Before, and before that:
The first step was this $8 thrift store mirror that I re-sized and re-painted specifically for this space, because standard builders' sheet mirrors give me hives.
(Actually, the white cabinets were a vast improvement: when I bought the house in '04, they were f'oak laminate (fake oak). This bathroom is so small that I constantly felt like the cabinets were pushing into the room. The white calmed them down. In 2007 I also took the hanging cabinet off the wall and cut it down to HALF the depth it had been, so that it wasn't hovering above my head when I was sitting down. That was just weird).
More to come!