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.