Thursday, June 02, 2011


Okay. The bathroom used to be this beastly blonde paneling that, while possibly less hideous than others, offended me with its very photocopiedness. *shudder* So I proceeded to make a sow's ear out of a pig's ear by painting it all white. Partway through the task, I found that something about the Zinsser primer made my favorite spongey brushes shed little beardy fibers in the paint, so the surface is not entirely smooth. The walls there, although clean and white, are downright whiskery. Oh well, we already knew this was not a rose.

Anyhoo, another vexing bit was the places where someone did a spectacularly crap job of cutting out openings for electrical outlets, etc. The first photo, you can see at the bottom where I sort of spooged in caulk to fill in the gap between the paneling and the edge of the switchplate which formerly just showed the wall's innards.

I was at a glass place Wednesday to pick up a pane to temporarily cover the window I broke out (don't ask - I have my questionable moments), when I saw this mirror switchplate and quickly thought it might do for my bathroom. I also could tell it was rather wider and taller than the typical switchplate, so it seemed just the thing.

I figured since people seem to enjoy looking at themselves, the mirrored bits will make the rest of the bathroom look ever so much better to guests. That's my theory, anyway!

Goodness. I should tidy up my hair before photos.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

At least your nails are lovely! Excellent move, scooping up the mirrored switchplate. It really perks up the space.

Auntie J said...

I have to agree, the mirrored switchplate is a great improvement!

And you can blame the "untidy" hair on the angles of the mirror. ;)

North said...

Love the reflection shot!

It confirms that you are NOT a vampire. :-P

I have to be careful snapping pics of shiny things. I don't wear pants when I take photos.

(I wear shorts...)


Old NFO said...

LOL- one more mirror... :-)

Vinogirl said...

Perfect! Problem solved.

Thud said...

It would suit my very vain little girls well indeed.