Monday, July 28, 2008

One Hand on the Doorknob

Imagine if you will, sitting in a small dark space with your sense of sound impaired, literally on the edge of your seat for fear that someone could come storming in at any given moment while your pants are down.

When we first moved in our issues with the powder room were many: It's quite small, but has an almost 10 foot ceiling. One electrical switch worked both the ceiling light and the fan that sounded like a small engine. The ceiling had been painted black to match the Asian-themed wall paper. The wood floor had been painted ivory with a sagey-green pattern. The ivory color on the floor just looked dingy. All of the wood trim including the door and the water closet above the toilet had been painted a deep Chinese red. The lock on the door was nonexistent.

The powder room is one of the many bathrooms that need renovation. To date we have stripped off the wallpaper, removed the faucet, brass fixtures, toilet/water closet & torn out the painted red moulding & trim. The red wooden door has also been painted white. The motor for the ceiling fan has been replaced with a much quieter one. The ceiling has been primed. We had our electrician place a junction box for a light fixture to be placed on the wall above the sink.

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