March 20, 2011

First Day of Spring

It's the first day of spring and I've decided to start a new blog to document the changes I am going to make to the decor of my little house over the next year.  I've owned my house for ten and half years so far and I've made many changes.  Some were minor and some were major, some were very expensive and some cost next to nothing.  Unfortunately, I haven't documented  the before and after pictures and this blog is going to correct that oversight.  During the next year, I am going to make many changes in the decor but the budget will be very small.  Last year I put in a new furnace and air conditioner and for you homeowners out there, you know that just sucks your bank account dry.  But the spring is here and I'm feeling inspired so here goes.  I'm going to start by going over a couple of rooms I have already completed.  You'll just have to trust me that the changes are dramatic.  Today, I'm going to share the pictures of my tiny  (and I mean tiny) bathroom.  Picture this, when I moved in the fixtures in this room were grey - a very depressing grey!  The white tub had been over sprayed with grey and was starting to peel.  The sink was fake marble set into a white MDF cabinet.  Behind this grey sink and toilet, there was a fake tiling panel of grey and white plastic.  The rest of  the walls were covered in navy blue wallpaper.  Initially I replaced the wallpaper with a lovely pale yellow one with a design of seashells. I hung a yellow waffle-weave shower curtain and a couple of prints and lived with the grey monster for a few years.  Then a few years ago, I had it stripped to the studs and lovely white and sea green (Benjamin Moore's Forget Me Not 2049-60) bathroom installed.  It is lovely and calm and anything but are the pictures.