Time for a DIY master bathroom remodel update:

The Gatekeeper and I spent a good chunk of last weekend priming our newly replastered walls and ceiling. (Not a euphemism.) The room is a totally blank canvas now with smooth white walls and it looks SO MUCH better than it did before with that fugly Candy Striper themed 80s wallpaper!

before

during wall & ceiling repair with plaster

the sanding phase

after drywall repairs and priming

Next up: choosing a solid surface countertop to replace the nasty cultured marble vanity top. I finally feel like we are making progress in this remodel from hell. Good thing too, because the kids are pretty sick of sharing their little bathroom with the two old hairy people who keep clogging the tub/shower drain with our repulsive shedding. I do declare, I pulled something out of that drain on Saturday that poor little Bucket Head thought was a dead Mama squirrel. Good times.

Anyhooooo, speaking of DIY home remodeling and decorating, I’m over In The Powder Room today sharing my deep thoughts about decorating mistakes I won’t make twice. Maybe you can learn from my trials and errors and save yourself a buck or two.*

fondly,

-Iris

*That post was written before the infamous “poo on the walls” incident from last week…otherwise I would have added another bullet point about someone needing to invent antibacterial wall paint.