So the theme of my week has definitely been "It's the little things!" After working a couple of 80 hour work weeks (eww) everything that wasn't work felt amaaaaaaaaaaazing! My bed, my couch, my food, the air... you get it. When you're in the trenches of life sometimes the smallest things can show you the light at the end of the tunnel. So in honor of "the little things" here's a little project I did in my bathroom that made all the difference. As I so often tell my clients who are renters: "If you're renting an apartment, chances are you have a terrible kitchen or a terrible bathroom." You can see from one of my very first posts that I fall into the later category and have a terrible bathroom
. Landlords in major cities, like Boston, can get away with renting an otherwise lovely apartment with a bathroom that hasn't been renovated since the 1930's because ugly tile doesn't really make a place unlivable
(just ugly) and there is a housing shortage. My point being, I would need a lab to actually carbon date the contact paper in my medicine cabinet to establish its age. Here is my medicine cabinet:
Gross, right? Right. So I decided to do something about it. It took me less than two hours and cost me $20. I had some decorative paper laying around that I was going to use on a project that didn't work out, so I thought it would work well in the cabinet. I had to go and buy another sheet ($10 each at Paper Source) to have enough, but that's okay. I love an excuse to go to Paper Source. Anywhoo- then I just needed spray adhesive and I was all set!
Obvi this project is super simple:
In this case the paper was close enough to the right size that I just went along the edges with an exact-o knife once it was already tacked up. Pro tip: tape the top of the paper to the back of the cabinet with masking or painter's tape first, and then lift the rest to spray the adhesive. After the middle/bottom is set un-tape and spray the top. The only other thing I did was to majorly clean the inside of the cabinet and lightly spray paint over some of the rust so everything looked a little cleaner. And that's it!
Just a quick little fix up that makes our terrible bathroom a tiny bit better.
The moon is in Pisces and tomorrow there is a full lunar eclipse that Susan Miller has me super freaked out about.
Also, this week marks the one year anniversary of this blog. I want to thank all of my amazing clients, friends and readers for contributing to this amazingly fulfilling little hobby of mine. (See! its the little things!) It has been an incredible year. Onward and upward!