A few months ago, after looking at the same wallpaper on the bathroom walls for 27 years, a fact I still find shocking, I went looking for inspiration.
I searched online for small bathroom ideas, particularly for ideas surrounding the toilet area, and I found plenty to inspire me.
As I pored over hundreds of dreamy photos, my bathroom, in the meantime, was starting to look like the nightmare below, a sad reminder that removing three layers of wallpaper is not easy and sometimes you have to call in a professional to fix the resulting mess.
I'm sorry to say that this depressing sight greeted me day and night for several months, as I was unable to get my contractor off of dead-center. It seemed another project was always more urgent than my tiny little bathroom, and on top of that, his daughter was getting married the same month I contracted with him to do the job. Woe is me.
But I knew him to be a good man and I believed he would stay true to his word. Ultimately, I decided we should both get though the holidays and start the job first thing in the New Year, so that is what we did.
In the meantime, I kept looking at inspirational photos, trying to keep my spirits up.
Are you sensing a theme here? The shelving over the toilet was definitely going to be in my plan, as shelves would fit the space perfectly, while serving a purpose, as well. In small spaces, such things are important.
Finally, the day arrived. My contractor got to work, re-floating and painting my walls the rest would be up to me, as to how it all came together.
After a trip to Hobby Lobby, I found the perfect shelves.
While my space may not be as inspiring as the photos I used for inspiration, I have to say it's a far cry better than what used to be here. For me, that's good enough.
Until next time, sweet friends, may you feel energized to tackle the project that seems impossible.
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