Just A Little Bathroom Remodel

I turned my attention to painting the new headboard that Ron had built for me as a Christmas present. I used Annie Sloan chalk paint, added a touch of dark finishing wax to the moldings and finished it off with the Annie Sloan wax. (did I mention that Joy ate the very expensive wax brush that I had splurged on???-I ended up using an old t-shirt instead and it worked just fine).

First, the contractor needs to make sure that he has enough money in the contract to cover mistakes, Now, I know what you’re thinking: They should pay for their own mistakes” and that’s true to a certain extent, but people aren’t perfect and they’ll make mistakes, so a businessman has to compensate for it. As a result, they mark up the material about 10 to 20 percent to cover for any little mistakes that may happen. They also have to pay for the back end, like secretaries, legal services, advertising, truck maintenance, office supplies, and similar expenses. Most people don’t think about that when they see the final price of the bathroom remodeling project, but it really does add up.

I visited the Grand Hotel on Michigan’s Mackinac Island. Each room of the hotel is decorated differently. They described it as each room being wrapped like a present, each unique. I have a couple of rooms I would like to decorate with that kind of feel. I found your tips very helpful. I especially like the cardboard boxes to simulate furniture pieces. I have used that technique for wall hangings using paper, but this is the first I heard to use it to mimic furniture. Great lens!

The order of the day is getting the sequence right. Obviously you don’t want to lay a new floor until most of the other works are completed. And in our case as we wanted to place the kitchen base units on top of a new tiled floor I didn’t want to do any of that until I could take a few weeks off work; obviously because when we remove the old units and kitchen sink the kitchen would be out of commission until the new sink is installed. Therefore a phase of the project you don’t want to do on weekends only.

The last thing to think about is whether you like to spend your time in your bathroom spa silently, or you would prefer having some music and sounds. If the latter is your answer, find a good spot to place a small stereo system or just a stereo speaker to use with your iPod. Besides your favorite music, try listening to some healing sounds of nature (waterfalls, birds singing, waves, etc.) while luxuriating in your bathroom ritual. I guarantee it will be a lovely experience.

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