I love how the time change gives us daylight later, but changing the time is never good for someone who suffers from insomnia – it always takes me forever to get settled again.
Anyway, one of the dozens of project I have underway is doing the upstairs bathroom. It really needs a complete remodel, but we can’t even think about that for a few years. So, for now it is just removing wallpaper and painting the room. There was no hardware on the the cabinets. They must have been extra special or something 🙂 Here are some lovely shots of the bathroom with its 3 kinds of wallpaper and giant mirrors.
Excuse the stuff in there. I was just taking shots when I was up there a couple weeks ago. John is warming is jammies on the radiator:
This room was remodeled by the owners that got foreclosed on and they really did some strange things to it. Some stuff wasn’t to code, like having a wall outlet right by the sink that wasn’t a GFI (which we changed right away).
I hate these lights, but they have to stay for now because I don’t want to buy new fixtures when we aren’t quite sure what the remodel will bring.
They bumped out a wall into the bedroom to create this vanity area. I don’t understand this corner at all. You can’t do anything with it.
Not to mention wall damage:
Seriously. They spent all this money remodeling and then let stuff like this happen. Anyway, back to the title of the post. You know how your mind will create pictures out of patterns and such? While I dry my hair, I end up looking at the wallpaper a lot, particularly the border.
One day it popped into my head – “This image looks like Jar Jar Binks”
I mentioned it to John, and oddly enough he said he had recently thought the same thing – at least it wasn’t just me! Anyway, you know how once you see, you cannot unsee and all I think about is Jar Jar watching me shower.
😯 😯 😯
It’s time for Jar Jar to go.
My sister came over last week and helped me get started on the wallpaper, but I have only been futzing around with it since we both worked on it as I am doing a few projects right now (the chair is not quite finished, but getting there). Wallpaper removal not my favorite. Plans after wall repair will be painting the countertop, staining the vanity darker, and paint the walls a beachy blue. The eventual remodel will be removing the bumped out walls, adding a claw foot tub, reducing to a 1 sink vanity and making the current tub/shower just a shower, but we gotta start saving pennies for that (and selling the old house).
For now it will be good enough just getting Jar Jar out of there…