Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Another Fine Mess......
I finished ripping out the old and installing new tiles in my shower a couple of months ago. Then came the ripping up of the old tile floor and the ratty baseboards....a big job! The old medicine cabinet has been ripped out and replaced with a great mirror. The vanity and other cabinet have been stripped, painted and given new hardware and hinges. I finally found floor tiles last weekend (they're not the ones I REALLY want, but I do have champagne taste on a beer budget)....and then it occurred to me that I should paint the walls BEFORE I install the tiles, so that no paint accidents ruin them (yes, I'm prone to "Oops Moments" - alot!).
Before I can paint, I have to take off the "lovely" wallpaper border that wraps around all the walls. After Googling about how to remove it, I tackled the project. Not as easy as they made it sound - by any stretch of the imagination! I practically asphyxiated myself by trying their suggested method of vinegar and water to soak the paper off. I surrendered, and made a quick trip to the hardware store that resulted in the purchase of some wallpaper remover gel. This wallpaper REALLY wants to stay where it is - I think the previous owners super glued it up there - Arrgh!
Just like my daughter turned out to be an incredible young woman in spite of my "oops moments", I'm sure that, in the end, my bathroom project will be completed. I had set a goal to have my bathroom project completed by Christmas, as I do need to study for my classes and have lots of other stuff going on....at this point, Christmas of 2010 looks like a distinct possibility!