Wednesday, July 2, 2008
MY *IRTY *ITTLE SECRE*
I bet you think I live in a sparkling clean home decorated in a tasteful fashion ready for guests at a moments notice. You do, don't you?? Guess again. As much as I wish my home were "done" to my rarified taste, it isn't, so there. Life has a way of getting in the way of decorating projects. We moved here 17 years ago this month with boys ages 6,9,10 and 13. The house was built in 1973 and had had several owners when we bought it and quite frankly I hated the house, but it was the only one in our price range in the town I lived in, where my two boys were in school that was big enough for all of us. Of course I thought it would be redone to my specs very soon. What was I thinking?? Seems Bob is not particularly handy and 4 boys take a lot of cash to raise. Who knew?
The only full bath in the house was the worst. Look at that sink; my immediate response to the sink was "thrown up spinach" and "that has to go".Hmmmm...time flies! About a year ago we discovered that there was a leak of some sort in the avocado green tub. We called a plumber, had a new shower fixture put in, looked great, still leaked(only when I wash my hair, it seems). We have re-caulked the tub several times, re-grouted some tile and it still leaks. My son repaired the kitchen ceiling thinking the leak was gone, now the ceiling looks worse than ever. So.....drum roll please.... while we are away we are getting a NEW bathroom!
The plan is as follows: replace green tub with white tub, gold flecked off white tiles in the tub area will be white tiles ( maybe subway tiles...not sure yet), vanity will be white with a brownish granite top, walls will be beadboard wainscot(white) and the floor will be tumbled marble 6" tiles. Classic, simple and hopefully timeless. The walls will be a light terra cotta color and I am hoping for a white w/brown toile shower curtain. I am so excited I can hardly stand it!
That's it for now,
Changed the title because I guess people like to google the original title, lol.