Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Day Two Powder Room Facelift
I felt like I was spinning my wheels for most of the day. Two more trips to the home improvement store, really 3 if you count the trip to an additional store for some price comparison's. Everything is at a stand still until the new counter top and toilet are installed. I can go ahead and start painting the trim tomorrow although it was not on the To Do until next week. Looks like that will be moved up on the list. I sooo wanted to have everything finished and put back together before I have the little girls starting on Thursday. If we can't complete the work by tomorrow night all the crap covering every surface in the kitchen will have to be moved out to the garage. Keeping up with the grands is hard enough, doing it with power tools, paint, sandpaper, crow bars and such laying around is just asking for trouble.
I was pretty excited to find the hardware I really wanted at the second home improvement store today. Not too sound snooty but I really wanted what I wanted for the drawer pulls they cost $1.00 @ more than what I was going to settle with from store #1. I am sure a heck worth the extra $6.00 if I do have to say so myself!! Ha
I had set our budget at $600.00 for the total in the powder room, well it ain't gonna happen :( One thing that is going to put us over budget has been paint. What the heck is going on that paint now cost $34.89 a gallon? I have had to purchase 3 gallons :( I only needed 1/2 gallon for the wall paint but it cost $8.00 more if I would have purchased 2 quarts, grr. One gallon of primer, I have use maybe 1/3 of the can, it's only sold buy the gallons. An additional gallon of black paint for the woodwork, again maybe have used 1/3 of that. I can not STAND leftovers!! Our guest bathroom is another area that could use a face left, the leftover paint will be used in that room for the vanity, might even move on to the master bath with it. I think I have a friend that would like the wall paint for her master bath, SOLD just as long as I don't have to help!! Ha
I have been playing around with numbers this evening for the renovations. I figure we will be over budget by $200.00 with the additional spending I still have to do, seems like a whole heck of a lot of money for such a tiny room to me.
Time for my nightly scrub to remove paint, primer, and of course lots of sweat.