You’ve heard the phrase before, I’m sure: “The best-laid plans of mice and men, oft go astray.” – Adapted from Robert Burns. That happened to me this week.
I fully intended to complete a D.I.Y. project this week, the update of a Hoosier that is in our kitchen. I even “said it out loud” to you last week to further commit to the project. (What Do You Think of Painting Antiques?)
The project isn’t complete, although it’s not because I didn’t try. I’m about halfway through with it, but…… life happened. Nothing bad, just things that I hadn’t planned for. Like having to go pick out a whole new tile combination for our bathroom renovation, because the first tiles I selected were suddenly unavailable. Same with the bathroom vanity. That doesn’t seem like a big deal, but when you have to drive 45 minutes to the tile store then 45 minutes back home – and of course have to stop for lunch because you’re in town and that means you can have something fun to eat rather than something from home which isn’t always so much fun, run a few errands while in town, and, oh yeah, actually look at tile after tile to decide upon a replacement.. it all adds up to a pretty full day. (Yes, I know that is a run-on sentence, but I just couldn’t help myself.) Two days, when you count having to repeat the procedure and choose a new vanity.
But all was not in vain. I got half of the project done and feel certain I can finish it this coming week. My question about whether or not you paint antiques drew a lot of responses and thought-provoking comments. The consensus among you is that it really just depends on what the piece is. If it is a family heirloom, no paint. If it is an antique you are keeping as an investment, no paint. If it is an antique or even just an older piece of furniture that you have no sentimental ties to, if you are not keeping it as an investment, and if it is not a family heirloom, then paint is okay.
Since I don’t have a completed project to share with you, as promised, I will share with you an uncompleted project. Just one of many right now.
This used to be our master bathroom.
This is what it looks like now. Although the tub was one of those big spa tubs, we NEVER used it. Well, we have used it twice in 5 years. So we had it removed, and a new window put in. We had the shower ripped out, as well as the vanity. We originally intended to enlarge the shower, but finally decided to keep it as it was and enjoy more floor space.
It’s fun to watch the progress ….. even Riley thinks so. Apparently, he checked out the newly laid cement in the shower when I wasn’t watching him.