Friday, April 30, 2010

Riddle me this, Batman

So I am dying to know. How on earth could I start working out again, eating better, and GAIN WEIGHT? Ugh, I know, I know, I hear it all the time, “It’s because you are gaining muscle…” Blah, blah, blah. I don’t want to gain muscle, I want to burn off this fat. Ya know, the baby fat rolling around on my belly and legs! Ugh. So.unfair. On the upside, I may have gained 4 lbs, but my pants are fitting looser, which means, I either haven’t washed them recently or I am slowly melting away that body fat. I guess there's always the option that Techy slipped me some of that juice from Alice in Wonderland and I am slowly shrinking - so slowly that I don’t realize it. But that’s highly unlikely since I usually pour his drinks – not the other way around.

In other news, I am working on a remarkable bathroom remodel. Ok, so not really a remodel - I am more or less doing a bathroom “makeover” – taking what I have and making it look better. The process is nothing if not tedious. Especially since my bathroom is extremely tight quarters. But it started with wall paper.

Oh wall paper…. We have quite the hate-hate relationship, wallpaper and I. Not that I hate all wall paper. Wall paper that is professionally done is not bad. Don't get me wrong though.... After this, you probably won’t find any in my house, but whatever, it’s not bad.

I do think that all wall paper may hate me, though.

The wall paper that we had in our guest bathroom was ridiculous. It was not professionally done – you could see every seam. It was peeling up around the shower stall and at some of the seams. Basically, it was just begging to be peeled off the wall.

And that I did…

Here’s what it looked like when I started.

You can actually see two or 3 seams in this picture.... Seriously!

Wonderful faux finish wall paper. Again, not criticizing, but faux finish is not in my blood either. I much prefer clean lines and sharp colors.

And the color….

You can’t really tell it from these pictures, but the trim and the window frame are a creamy color that I despise. I know it is just because when the previous owner redid this bathroom he got a really good deal on a cream bathtub, but really…. Everything looks dingy!

Ahhh, Feels better already....

Note: If you ever get angry and need a good way to vent your frustration, peeling wall paper may help!


slt said...

I remember having to take wall paper off the walls of my bathroom during my senior year of high was then that I VOWED NEVER to EVER have wallpaper in my house...EVER!

woman1026 said...

Just started "following" your blog today - you're still a funny funny (young!) woman!

P.S. Never wallpapered, but I DID help Lauren and Zack UNwallpaper their home! Was enough to make me realize I do NOT want wallpaper.