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October 01, 2010



#3 and 4 are both my weakness. I love your list. It's nice to be able to laugh about things that don't go easily.


I'm so with you on the gray! I'm from Denmark and I'm sitting in a gray painted room as-we-speak. Love your blog.


#18! SO TRUE.

Susan @ pinkportugueseroses

So Funny!!! I love your light bulb moment. LOL!!!


We had a budget?


Try to find a flooring installer that will order commercial flooring for you, because it comes in a much wider range of colors. Ours was willing to get Armstrong vinyl tiles for us... looks like old-school linoleum, comes in every shade of the rainbow. Our kitchen floor is now turquoise.

Abbey Rice

We put vintage-y white hexagonal tile in our bathroom - little 1" tiles. Love it. Maybe wouldn't work for your asthetic, though?

And yeah, pedestal sinks...bathroom looks GREAT when I hide everything for guests, but it's a little cluttery when we are, you know, living and all.


The joys of remodeling. We had one of those lightbulb moments while digging in the attic on time with a flashlight. The electrician was called the next day to put a light in there. Amazing how one can find things fast up there now. I'm laughing with you on all your little thoughts. :)

Victory Garden Yarn

Here here on grey floors! How on earth could they discontinue GREY for crying out loud!? Good grief. Good grief, indeed.


Slate is your's gray, and it's cheap!

Julie G. in Iowa

Only you can make the trials and tribulations of home remodeling humorous! Keep your chin up - every day is closer to a new and improved "room of the bathing".


OR when you realize said budget was really only about half of what you needed to finish said project! Just keep thinking about how much you'll love everything when it's all finished!

Natalie VV

Oh, well, for starters #5: Skip therapy! That's what blogging is for. Now you'll save loads!
#4... so familiar! So sadly, hilariously familiar.
#18... ditto. I want the glamorous and glossy catalog look, but we LIVE here. Right?
#21... humor. All of this can be endured and enjoyed, because you have a wonderful, healthy sense of humor!




Oh you crack me up! Good luck with all the remodeling. I'd be curious to know, what are some of your favorite Scandinavian blogs?


In the past year I have had my entry way, kitchen, dining room and guest bathroom re-modeled. I know how crazy it made me, but I love the results. You will love the results too!


Totally hilarious, and so totally correct. ♥♥♥

Laura A.

Thanks for the laughs! I can't seem to get rid of my clutter and *so* know the feeling of doing something one way for years only to be forced to see it through someone else's eyes and then having a "blush" moment.

Good luck with the flooring. And don't stress too much if you can't get a perfect match. Is there a "wood" like neutral or off-white out there that you can just cover up with rugs (and Clover's pillow)?


So glad you're going with something in the gray family. You'll have to let us know what you pick. I was just standing in my bathroom this morning thinking, "Gray! That's what it needs. A gray paint!"


I like gray. I have nice charcoal-y gray laminate floors in my kitchen and sunroom. The kitchen has navy walls and white trim and the sunroom walls are gray. My favorite rooms in the house:) Keep searching! I hope your bathroom turns out exactly the way you want it to!


You are funny!
I agree about BM historic colors. They just turn out right. Also the California Paint historic colors.


Oh how I wish I had the $$$ to remodel because #3, 4 and 11 are my reality. I'll have to live vicariously through your remodel :)

Mama Urchin

re #1: Did you know cutting a granite countertop is also no big deal. That's what they tell me at least, the truth remains to be seen.


Do you know about Marmoleum? All natural flooring, been around forever and lasts as long. I'm in a room as I write with a grey-ish marmoleum floor. It might work for you.


Hilarious! I especially liked the English via Norwegian via Google moment!

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