Monday, October 7, 2013

A little detour

Hi everyone!

I told you on Friday that I was going to do some Fall decorating this weekend - and I did.

But, I'm not going to share that today.

Instead I'll show you a little detour that we took.

As you know, I decided that I would participate in the "One Room Challenge" over at Calling It Home
(here's the link if you are interested in checking others out -
I decided to do our guest bedroom/nursery - well, I guess that the hubs didn't get the memo.

I worked Saturday on getting the house decorated for Fall.
Spoiler alert - I really pared down this year.
Sunday was clean house day, so imagine my surprise when I walked into the house and found the guest BATHROOM completely torn apart - and everything from the bathroom in the guest bedroom.

And yes, that is a toilet sitting in the bathtub.

Now, don't get me wrong.  We have been talking every since we moved into the house about painting this bathroom - so, I'm not against him painting.  Let's just say that I was surprised that he decided to do it now.

Oh, and in case you are wondering, it isn't as easy as just going in and painting  the room.  

Oh, no.

Do you remember what the guest bathroom looked like when we bought the house?

Do you see that border?

Well, guess what it was hiding - the drywall tape was all messed up/missing and the hubs had to repair/replace it all the way around the room.
So, that took all day Sunday - repair, mudding, letting it dry, sand, second coat of drywall mud, letting it dry, and the final sanding.

Today, he did the first coat of paint.  
Now, why am I not helping?  
Well, remember we are keeping a 16 month old little one who would LOVE to help.  So, keeping Little Miss occupied is my way of helping.

Tomorrow, "we" will paint the final coat and then put the room back together.

  Wednesday I'll do an update on the "One Room Challenge".

And sometime I'll still show the Fall decorating!

Plus I can't wait to show you the porch.

So much to do and so little time.

See you soon!

Hugs -



  1. I'm always afraid what we might uncover in removing things in this house, so far we've been pretty lucky. Even if he didn't get the memo about the guest bedroom, the bathroom looks way better without the border and with the fresh blue, Dan did a great job!
    Have a great week! Hugs,

    1. Thanks so much Sue - I can't wait for him to finish painting so I can put the room back together. I think it will look completely different than it did. Will post pictures of it all done soon! Have a super week!


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