Everyone together - Hi Kim!!
Home improvement is like crack - it's so addictive. You start with a small hit, like innocent new hand towels. The next day, you notice the shower curtain looks ratty next to the new towels, so you sneak off to the store for a new one, and somehow a curved shower rod winds up in your cart. Now you're jonesing for a rainwater shower head. A few days go by, you're trying to fight the cravings, and before you know it, you're picking out paint colors, pricing replacement doors and fixtures, and matching the trash can to the toothbrush holder. Someone stop me!!
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What started me down this road of addiction? It all started a few years ago. We had a small leak and the resulting moisture caused the drywall paper to bubble out in our bathroom ceiling and about 4 inches down the wall. I've lived with it since then, but I finally had enough. I called a friend who does construction, and he found the hole in the flashing outside. He said he could fix the hole, the drywall, and and fix my beer can hole in my kitchen. I wanted to repaint the bathroom anyway, so once he fixes the wall, I'll paint. However, new paint just makes everything else look shabby, and now you know my problem.
I also have to paint the kitchen because I'm going to have a white spot where the hole was. I currently have outdated floral wallpaper which must go. Recently, my peel and stick tile floor is looking ratty and some of the corners are starting to pop up, so I'm going to replace that, too. I also want to replace my floral cabinet hardware with brushed nickel knobs. Now I'm looking at a new stainless steel sink and faucet, and well, if I have to pull out the sink I might as well get new countertops. I don't need new countertops but HGTV says granite or a granite look is the newest fashion. I can't have an unfashionable kitchen!
Once I get those projects finished, I'm going to replace a few boards on my deck, then powerwash it and stain it. I don't think the previous homeowners ever did that. I definitely need a new fence. I'll be having a house painting party too later this summer, if you're not doing anything. I'll buy the beer.
One thing leads to another and another and before you know it, you're up to your elbows in grout and power tools. There's a reason it's also known as rehab.