Catching up on a few projects that I just let slide....

My up stairs bath was a project I started almost three years ago and just this week I got back to working on it.
 You know how it is, one thing leads to another and it just did not get finished.   The vanity was old builder grade brown wood and I painted it with the hopes of getting a new counter top with the addition of a second sink but finances did not permit so the ugly yellow laminate won the battle and stayed. 
Then there was the cross stitch I started last year for my daughters family... at the time there were only three little boys and just this past April they were blessed with baby boy #4.  Well I had to find a way to add this new addition and I squeezed Henry into the design.
 The only spot I could find to put Henry was between mom and dad cat and it worked out perfectly.

 As for the counter top I taped it and painted the color I was going for in the bath, grey and white (the old blue walls will change to soon) but once I put on the grey I chose,  I realized it was awful (much too dark and muddy looking)  and ran to the HD and bought a new color called "Ash"...
 Oh yes, a much calmer color and I really like how it turned out.

 I think the bathroom reno bug has come back to me and I pulled the old dated towel bar, tooth brush and soap dish from the walls.  My patch is not perfect but once dried I'll sand it smooth before the wall paint go's up. My mind sees a wooden towel rack with shelf on top and that means I need to hit the garage sales for this.
As for the soap dish and tooth brush rack, not going to replace. I keep our toothbrushes in the drawers.  Do you know how the toilet sprays around your bathroom when flushed, if the lid is not put down first?
 Well all I can say is ewwww!  You have a choice, put the lid down or put your brushes out of the way!

 My cross stitch is finished and all I need to do now is find a packing box to fit then to the post office heading for OKC. 
The  bathroom will be done in steps over the next few weeks.  I'll squeeze in a hour here and there until I finally get it done.
Funny thing I looked on my list of projects and there are 7 all together that are almost half finished.  
Why do I do this to myself?

"Have a great week everyone"

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Adorned From Above 


Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That's looking good. I didn't know you could paint laminate countertops. Do you use a special paint?

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You would not believe how much your bathroom looks like MY bathroom! I've taken my before pics already. We still need to do the work of new light fixtures and PAINT! I wish I could have put of frame around the big mirror. I love the color you've done your counter top. How pretty it looks!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Life happens!
that's what.
I like the 'ASH' color on the counter. So tell me is this one of those kits?
I just saw a kit at Lowe's last week and it was like $249 ...!!!
I'm wondering if you've found a way to do this...with out that cost, because you don't have much counter and replacing the counter wouldn't be much more, right?
The little needlepoint/cross-stitch is cute. Nothing like a new grandbaby to make you want to get it done.
Your daughter will love it!

Glad to see you're getting projects done... I'm a big procrastinator...
So I know what it's like to have unfinished projects sitting around waiting to be completed.

Can't wait to see this bathroom finished. :)