Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Laundry Time

This was the conversation in our house this morning when I was leaving and Nick was getting ready (since he went in late because of basketball games...must be nice...)

Nick: Do I have any clean socks?
Me: I don't know, do you?
Nick:  There's none in my drawer....
Me: Then I guess not.
Nick:  Did you wash any?
Me:  Did you tell me you needed socks washed?

Needless to say, there are several piles of laundry on the floor of the bedroom and socks in the dryer....

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Vanity Revamp

Since last week was Spring Break so I went on a mission to finish my bathroom make-over, and by the time I went back to work this past Monday, it was almost finished.  The last little project I have is to figure out what pictures I want to put in my Ikea frames.

Last Saturday, my family lost Millie, our Golden Retriever that my parents got for me and my sisters 13 years ago.  To distract myself on Sunday, I kept busy painting the vanity in the bathroom black, and now that it's done I love it.

This is what it looked like before...

Unfortunately I didn't have as good a picture as I thought.  But you can see the color of the vanity on the mirrors.  It certainly wasn't bad, but it's not exactly one I was in love with.  The door pulls were shiney silver, and the vanity was starting to look like it was 10 years old.

My husband took our mirrors down first, and they got sanded with 220 grit sandpaper and cleaned.  I just sanded the finish enough to allow the paint to stick, although I may not have sanded it quite enough...stime will tell.  I painted the mirrors and the vanity with Valspar's Dark Black Kettle paint. 

He also took off the doors, and I painted the drawers and the vanity itself.  My husband offered to let me buy new door pulls, mainly because he wanted to recycle the old ones for use in his garage.  This is what the old ones looked like, along with the wood color of the vanity.

Those are now on my husband's cabinets in the garage.  After some paint and the new door pulls, this is the end result...

And the mirrors...

And the vanity as a whole...

We're loving the new vanity, and the bathroom as a whole.  It feels much more "grown up" now, and rivals the guest bath for our favorite.

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