why I don’t get invited to the neighbors house too often… [day 103]

So my friend Diane calls yesterday and says, “I thought about painting the kids bathroom with black and white stripes.  I painted over wallpaper, what do you think?”  What I think is that’s a great opportunity to brainstorm great ideas and use someone else’s house as a blank canvas!  LOL

After brainstorming, her husband, Dave, starts ripping everything out of the bathroom.  This was my first time to see someone act like I do with a home project.  It was a little bit scary.  It was like looking in a mirror, but wait, yeah… we pulled that out of the bathroom too!

During the remodeling chaos, after Dave got over the fact that he really hates me (in a nice way, of course) for starting all of this, we had some good conversations about the challenge.  Tool sharing is something we all do on our street already.  I had some leftover joint compound and floor stain for them.  He offered to help me with my screen dilemma.  I offered to take the builders grade light bar off their hands to make a dining room chandelier.  Then we decided the kids might like to do a crazy floor like my bathroom floor.  Group art project!

By sharing stuff, we’re all saving money and we have less junk sitting around.  Here’s a couple of photos, the first is their bathroom floor after the ‘rip-out’, and the others are of my bathroom floor, the inspiration for the kids bathroom floor.  (magazine cutouts and decorative paper)  No, it’s not good for resale, but all you have to do is slap some tile over it, and bingo!  Instant resale value.

About jody wissing

I'm a person just trying to matter in a crazy world.
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7 Responses to why I don’t get invited to the neighbors house too often… [day 103]

  1. Sherrie says:

    My kids want a floor like that too, NOW! They think Ms. Jody is the shiznit!!!!!!!!

  2. Deb McFarland says:

    WOW! I love love love that bathroom floor! Jody, you are the coolest person I know. Show us the bathroom floor when y’all are finished.

  3. WOW! What a cool idea. I can’t wait to see pictures of the finished project! There is much work to be done at my house today, but I’m certain I’ll be back to your blog for lots of inspiration.

  4. Diane says:

    we are ready to start the floor project 🙂 I think 🙂

  5. Pingback: crazy idea or inexpensive and fun? [day 136] | trashsociety.com

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