Thursday, February 28, 2013

Just Could Not Take It Any Longer

I suppose if I had to, I could. 

But really, this is a fix that we are all so happy to say is done.

Remember our blue bathroom?

Of course you remember our blue bathroom. The entire. bathroom. is. blue. Not that there is anything wrong with that - It's just way more blue than we want to wake up to each morning. Now that the walls are white, we have a little resting spot for our eyes in there.

Believe me when I tell you that you certainly do not want to rest your eyes on this little beauty.

Not sure how old this faucet is, but I think at least a million years old.

Well, maybe a little newer, since the English language was developed in the 13th century. 

A little detective work on my part, and I can place those handles with the "h" and "c" at no more that 800 years old.

Anyway, they are stinkin' old.

Oh my.

Condensation in the handles, goo that will never come off and rust and corrosion that makes one question, "is this thing clean at all?" I promise - this is about as good as it got.

See what treasure we found underneath? Um, yuck.

But it felt so good to be able to get at it and clean it good! With a little scrubbing and some cleanser with bleach, we were ready for something new.

Hero under the sink. It seems like he always works out shoulders and arms (with weights) the day before he has to hold his arms over his head crammed into tight spots. Strange how that happens.

It is terrific! It is clean, and it looks clean! It has one handle! It is updated! It works so well! It went in like a breeze (I think)! There is no rust! There is no corrosion! There is no goo! We all love it!

It makes such a difference in how the whole sink looks. 

Although the sink is still blue. 

And the counter.

And the walls. 

And so are the floors, toilet, shower, towel bar, soap dish and toothbrush holder.

But little changes can make a big difference in our homes. They don't have to be full on demolition and remodeling. It doesn't have to cost a million (or even eight hundred) dollars. Lots of times it is worth the effort to make a little change.

Sometimes it keeps you going so you can take an all blue bathroom a little longer.

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