An American Dream

Small Changes, Big Difference

  Where do I start? Oh, we are selling the house. Bummer I know. But with employment in my husbands field not so great here, there is no point trying to stay. We also have no family here as well as a few friends we never see anymore. Guess that means its time to go home. Or at least west.  As a native Southern California girl, I love the idea of my west coast calling. I love the idea of no monster thunderstorms threatening to destroy my life LOL! I miss desert sunsets, dry heat and the pacific ocean! The east may have the country’s green, the trees and so on, but it hasn’t really felt like home to me. So as I fix up my house for the next owners there is a bit of sorrow, but excitement as well.

That leads us to small things in the house that needed a bit of love. The bathroom in the hallway just for starters. While it didn’t look awful, it wasn’t all too nice either. It needed a few finishing touches. Mirror frame, fancys and such.

Here are a few pictures to show you what I am talking about.

This is what it was when we bought it.

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Yep, Vinyl Wall Board. Luckly with a serious scrubbing, and oil based priming, you can paint this stuff.

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This is what it looked like a few months ago when we prepped it for sale in late October. We painted the vanity and wallboard. Replaced the countertop and faucet. Then added the knobs that match the kitchen set. We also replaced the old vinyl flooring with new.


Not too bad. But this time around I want to get out of here fast, and with a good offer. So I took some 1×6, paint, adhesive and staples and made my own frame. I also took a trip to ross and replaced the shower curtain with a white and aqua one that matches the bathroom perfectly. I also scored the rug for 3$. Because it is white I keep it put up unless I have a showing. Keep it safe from my monsters.

For about 30$ This is what I ended up with. Not bad for a days worth of work.

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Not to shabby

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Well, there you have it. Now go buy my house!


2 responses

  1. Amber H

    Did you use MDF board?

    February 14, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    • Nope, used pine. still cheap, but it is soft and easy to work with. Also need to seal the backside from moisture!

      February 15, 2013 at 12:21 am

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