My bathroom has been a work in progress for a while. Going to the downstairs bathroom at my house was like stepping back in time to 1988. And while I do like ROSES, this bathroom had an overwhelming amount of rose accessories to go with the rose patterned linoleum:
About a year ago, I decided to replace the old silver and white light fixture with a brushed nickel one which led to me switching out the towel rods and toilet paper holder-thingy … and then the hardware on the cabinet didn’t match, so I painted the cabinet and changed out the handles …
Well, a few weeks ago, I decided I was finally sick of the shower curtain (roses, roses, roses) and rugs that I have had FOREVER (ok, 8 years, but still …) and then remembered that a lot of the towels we have were wedding gifts (I got married over 20 years ago!). Since Target was having a decent sale on a certain brand of towels and bath accessories, I invested in a new shower curtain and some plush, fluffy, new towels (hand towels and wash cloths too!). Man, I didn’t know what I was missing!!!! I will from now on only have fluffly, plush towels. I am officially a towel snob now too …
With the roses-theme GONE (a rose border was removed a long time ago too!), the rose flooring that is in the bathroom was looking exceptionally sad and yellowed and outdated. And so ………….. I decided to tackle the floors! With a little trepidation, I bought 60 peel-and-stick-floor tiles and some primer stuff … and tonight (Thursday), I began. It took some studying and reading instructions, looking at websites and really thinking things through how to best lay the tiles … but finally, after measuring twice, I said a prayer and laid the first tile, which in tile-laying is apparently THE tile that all other tiles will be based upon. It’s THAT critical. Who knew??! Probably every home-improvement-doing person EXCEPT ME.
While I’m NOT one to be hosting a “do it yourself” blog post, I will share this project because it is one that may actually turn out without me calling in a professional to finish it for me!
Did you know dollar store aluminum pans made great containers for primer … and also great for taking to potlucks so you don’t have to remember to bring your dish home! 🙂
Laying peel-and-stick tile is actually pretty easy .. it’s the trim work stuff that gets a little touchy (note area around the linen closet door … still need to make templates and tackle that).
HELLO 2013 … or at least the 2000’s! By the time we get our house all fixed up to put on the market, I will love it so much that I won’t want to sell it! Why didn’t we do this sooner —- I guess we thought it was too expensive or we’d do it “some day”. And here, I only invested $50 into this floor project – and the results, in my opinion are worth every penny.
(Obviously I am no DIY blogger … excuse all the potty and potty seats in this picture! LOL Just keepin’ it real.)