You know when you walk around the house and all of a sudden you can think of nothing else but getting a project done. I actually got one of those kind of projects done last week.
Our master bathroom area has the toilet in a separate little room. Despite this little room being in our bathroom my six year old comes into my bathroom on a daily basis and tries to talk to me through the door while shaking the door handle desperately. When I finally emerge she asks, “What were you doing in there?” Seriously. It seems to be a mystery to her.
Anyway….we were trying to find a way to get some of our bathroom supplies up away from the ground since they are normally stored under our sink area.
I walked past our little room and instantly thought, “We could put shelves up in here!”
So before I could change my mind, the kids and I went off to Home Depot, bought the wood and had them cut the piece in half and bought some shelf brackets (total $42).
I then came home, poured 3 quarts of left over paint (2 light gray and 1 white) in a plastic container and starting painting the little room. The painting part of this project was unnecessary but it makes me happy and it was free.
Here is the end result:
Sort of looks like a before photo until you see the before photo and then realize, “Ahhh, yes..the after is better.”
My boys were very excited to help with this project. While we were walking up and down the aisles of Home Depot I heard my 13 year old tell the 10 year old, “Well when you stain you have to go with the grain.” I mean, seriously, my heart sang when I heard that.
My husband and our boys sanded the wood and then stained it using a stain we already had at the house.
So in the course of 2 days we got a project DONE!
Any areas of your house you just want to tackle right now?