Note to Self: It's OKAY, just breathe.

So the bathroom I told you all about last week is still not done.   I’ve ran into quite a bit of unexpected issues…  the latest of which, I’m pretty sure almost caused a nervous breakdown.
Our house was built in the 1950’s so there are a lot of things that were made sometime before my parents were born.  One of these things…  the light/heater/vent in the bathroom.  Apparently, they stopped making that particular model in 1958.
I was starting to feel like I’m never going to get the bathroom done after realizing we can’t even get replacement parts for the stupid thing and the wiring is all bad and needs to be replaced.
This wasn’t even what prompted the almost breakdown!  It was walking into the living room and seeing that this has happened: (more…)

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"It'll only take me a day…" (Yep, I'm an idiot!)

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When we moved into our house two years ago, almost every room upstairs was covered in wallpaper. I’m not a wallpaper person…. Seeing it makes me cringe.
So naturally, the first thing we did before moving in was remove wallpaper. We managed to get every room except for the bathroom and kitchen done.
Yes, that right… two years later it’s still there! We have done absolutely nothing to either of those rooms! (Which is odd because, at the time, they were the two I felt needed addressed immediately.)
Apparently enough time had past since my previous wallpaper removal project that, yesterday, I had this brilliant thought…

Why am I living with this stuff? The bathroom, it’s so small…I can get the wallpaper down today and paint tomorrow.  Oh look, Lowe’s has tile on sale for cheap.  I’ll have this whole bathroom done by Wednesday…

(Are you laughing yet?) (more…)

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