Ryan is gone this week. I mean really gone. He flew to Washington DC for a conference, and should be back sometime during the wee hours of Saturday morning. I needed a project to keep my life interesting during my week of single parenting. I chose the downstairs bathroom for my attack, and didn't mention it to Ryan. In fact, I was in the planning stages of it while Ryan was still home. I ordered gel stain online, and was pleased when it arrived last Friday. The finish was en route, and I hoped it would arrive before I needed it.
So, this is the before picture.
Honey oak everywhere. There was a small burn mark on the wood trim around the left side of the bathroom mirror that I was excited to cover up. (The burn mark pre-dates our purchase of the house, I would just like to say.)
Monday morning, Elizabeth decided to get a fever and a cough. She didn't really move much for most of the day. But I didn't let a little thing like that stand in the way. I taped up the bathroom.
I was a total cheater, and left the doors on the vanity while I was staining.
I'm not done with the bathroom yet. I want to paint the walls blue. I also would love to switch out the light fixture above the mirror, and replace the Pergo wood floors with something less worrisome around water. I figured I should at least wait for Ryan's input for those things. I will probably paint sooner rather than later, but the others will likely wait until we are done paying off student loans.