If you are in the decorating business, January is a difficult month! Very few people have the energy or money right after the holidays to think about decorating. So, where does that leave those of us who have a decorating addiction and no outlet for our creative energies? It sends us into major withdrawal symptoms and the sure fire remedy is to begin a project at our OWN home.
After spending 2 weeks cleaning and organizing my office and getting paperwork ready for taxes, I was in need of a "fix"! It all started with a framed mirror that I found on sale at Kirkland's. I thaought it would be great to hang over the bathroom vanity to replace the huge piece of standard builder mirror that was installed when the house was built. Once I removed the old mirror, I realized that I was going to have to paint because the new mirror is smaller than the old mirror. So, I thought "If I'm going to paint, I might as well choose a new color and paint the entire room. Then, as I was getting ready to paint I decided that I should replace the towel bars because one was white ceramic that was installed during construction and the other (installed by a previous owner) was silver resulting in a mistmatched set. Once the ceramic towel rack was removed leaving 2 square holes in the wall, we needed to patch the drywall. Well, since we were patching drywall, I thought "Now is a good time to eliminate the ugly medicine cabinet that no one ever uses. resulting in anther hole that needed to be patched. As my husband was patching all of the drywall, he started looking at the ugly soffit that houses the only light in the room and has decided that if would be really easy to remove the soffit and install a new lighing fixture above the new mirror that I bought.
So, as of today. the bathroom has no medicine cabinet or towel bars, there are drywall patches everywhere and two different "test" patches of paint color because I can't decide which one I like better. All because of a $59 mirror I found at Kirkland's.
I sure hope business picks up soon....