Catchy title, huh?
That about sums up how my week has been going. It’s actually all pretty interesting. Let me explain–
As you know, me and 44 of my
readers friends have been working on transforming a room in our house for our 30-Day August Upgrade Room Challenge. I’ve been tackling my horrific kids’ bathroom.
That’s why I haven’t posted in about a week, because trying to post while covered in sticky old wallpaper and joint compound dust, well, let’s just say that I would volunteer to clone myself if I could :).
But, tonight, it’s nearly 11 p.m. and I’m waiting for the primer to dry in the bathroom. I’ve been adamant about sticking to my self-imposed bedtime of midnight on work nights, so I have one hour to show you what I’ve been up to this past week.
Watch the Short Video!
Watch actual video footage of me working in my kids’ bathroom–finding the bullets….removing the toilet for the first time…..Yep, it’s been an interesting week!
Oh yes, my friends….the things you find when you own an old house. Artifacts left behind by the crazies who lived here previously… it’s a hoot. You never know what lies behind walls, under cupboards, or in attics. Creepy!
So this past weekend I was prepping the vanity to paint it (in a color I despise, but more on that in a moment).
You know how you take out the drawers and you can see the floor/innards of the cabinet?
Well, when I pulled out the cabinets of the vanity in prep to paint….I found bullet casings!!!
It got me thinking about why a previous owner wanted to hide them. Were they part of a crime? Hiding it from his wife? Mentally deranged? Hmmm….
I vote for mentally deranged, considering I also found this typed (typewriter!) page stuffed under the cabinet, too!
Ranting about lawyers and how the “first step” is the “kill all the lawyers.” Yeah, this dude was mentally ill. Would be interesting to trace it back to a previous owner. Or am *I* the mentally deranged one for even suggesting researching someone who hides shell casings and rants off at the typewriter about lawyers??!
Enough Crazy….Now For the Bathroom Update
If you recall, this is how my bathroom was looking recently. Like a “rat hole” as I described.
Walls aren’t done yet. But at least they’re primed! No more “paper bag” areas!
I’m running out of time! Just 10 days left, and I haven’t even installed the new flooring yet! Yikes….I hope the Home Improvement Fairy visits this weekend. Just sayin’……
When I had removed the toilet, I actually thought the original vinyl had a cool pattern ;). Funny how things come back into fashion after so many years, huh?
So I pulled off the trim of the doors.
And I’ll just leave the trim off the doors for now. I still need to add a second coat of chalk paint. Hoping with wax (or even a glaze), that I learn to love it. Otherwise, it’s OUTTA here!
My work area is always so messy! Tons of tools and supplies just littering my surface area.
So tonight when I came home and saw that Duluth Trading Company sent me one of their folding milk crate’s with a tool caddy that goes on top–I was stoked! Finally a way to organize my stuff! They were sponsors at the Haven Conference in July.
Anyhow, it’s 12:44 a.m. and I’m 44 minutes past bedtime. I’ve been doing so well with getting enough rest. You all would be so proud!! 🙂
It’s hard to not be able to work as quickly as I would like on my kids’ bathroom. But, I’m still getting it done, AND I’m getting much needed sleep!
Have you ever found any weird and crazy things in the trenches of an old house? Leave a comment and share!
And for those of you that want to join in on the August Upgrade challenge “chat chat”, feel free to join us over in our awesome Facebook group! In the group, you can bounce DIY ideas off each other, and show off your own projects and makeovers! You can join HERE.