If you didn’t see the before, check back to last post: Sample Paint Can, because this post is only going to have pretty things.
So first step of course was painting the bathroom with a drop or two of paint to spare. Five bucks well spent. Then of course there was the cleaning up of paint off the floor and elsewhere since I tend to be a bit sloppy. It’s like I know if I take a few seconds longer it will be better, but I just can’t make myself do it. Same thing happens at work. I’ll go into a patient room crammed with crap and sure I could move stuff, but I don’t because I assume that unlike every other time I won’t whack my shin on something trying to get to the IV pole. But of course I bruise my shin. Brett thinks that I bruise easy. Turns out I’m just lazily optimistic. Maybe if I do nothing, everything will shake out great. Maybe I’ll paint really carefully this time so I don’t need to put anything down to cover the floor. Or maybe that will just always be step two after painting…
I also cleaned thoroughly before taking pictures since one is potty training and another is lazily optimistic that things will land where they should despite inattention and lack of concern.
So with out further ado:
Don’t mind the busyness reflecting in the mirror. The office behind is full of those ‘I’ll bet any moron can paint’ canvases. Turns out any moron can paint, just not well.
This is one of my favorite little moments. I actually bought kitchen towels since I couldn’t find a simple graphic pattern that I wanted, and as a bonus kitchen towels are cheap at 2 bucks a pop.
TJ Maxx has the best and cheapest little fake plants. I love a good fake succulent because they don’t look that different and need zero TLC. I also got this little tray there too and it fits just perfectly there.
Be impressed, I went to Target and looked through all the things from the Hearth and Home collection and only bought one thing, that cute little black house. It is meant as a place-card holder. I have two little messages. One for lifting you up and another to increase compliance with flushing (the other message says: Flush it, Flush it real good) It’s hard with two little boys who think there is only one step to going to the bathroom. The wiping, the flushing, the hand washing those are really extra steps that can easily be discarded if unsupervised.
I’ve always encouraged Levi that he can tell me anything, no matter what, even if someone says it’s a secret. The other day Levi tells me in a very serious tone, “Mom, my friend told me a secret. She doesn’t always wash her hands after going potty.” Well kiddo did you tell her you not only skip that step but most of the others!?
Notice this trickery? I put some beautiful dried eucalyptus to distract from the drywall bumbling from the sink splashing. It’s in a vase, but I kind of like how it looks like it is growing out of the faucet here. Other tricks: I usually buy the cheapest soap and honestly could care less about chemicals of any kind, but I wanted a little pop of yellow. So now don’t we look fancy-pantsy-loving-the-earth-and-enjoying-our-paraben-free-aromatic-calming-soap.
Across from the toilet is this little cutey. It looks like a cactus waving. How can you not love that. Here you can also see how the wall color can go much more green in low light.
That’s all from this now cute, but still quite tiny bathroom. What might you be able to do with a sample paint can? The options my friends are limitless, scratch that, likely limited, but thrilling all the same.
Also in case anyone is worried that the projects don’t seem to be taking forever… they still are. We did the bar and the bathroom back in spring/summer and just never got around to the little details 🙂