First, before I share a little about remodeling our half bath, have you heard of Faribault Woolen Mill Company? Their products, their company, their history, their style, every bit of it I am in love with. And? Made in the USA, or to put in their words, “Loomed in the Land of the Lakes”. This company is a home run. Caroline has been reading me a book this week about the life of Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s wife. I have always loved stories from the Civil War, and in full predictability, they always make me weepy. This book she’s reading me has been no exception. And then I come across this company, and their promo video, and their photos of the original building which date back to the Civil War, and I got all weepy again.
They have made the simple, beautiful and authentic, and I love that. They consider their work art, as well they should. But now on to a few iPhone snapshots from the past few weeks of remodeling and work. The paneling in this bathroom is terrifically awesome (and tedious), and has been inspiration for my bath.
Kev reluctantly agreed to tackle it, and like all things usually are, it was more time consuming than I had hoped. He’s been working in-between soccer games on weekends, so we all know that means he has about an hour per weekend of productivity. Last week he finally finished, and as you can see, we went directly over the wallpaper. And now I’m joyfully painting it with the best attitude eva!!!!!
The silver lining in me being assigned the job of painting contractor, is we now own an awesome new paint sprayer. Me suiting up for this project took about 30 minutes, while actually spraying the room with flawless coverage took no more than 15. We are using the Graco TrueCoat II Airless Handheld Paint Sprayer from Lowes, and I would highly recommend it. I primed the room in grey since I will be top coating in black.
As for the furniture, we are using the same cabinet base already in the bathroom, but I chalk painted it (obviously). The outside is Paris Grey (obviously), and the inside drawers are Antibes Green waxed with Dark Wax (obviously). And the last bit of random sharing I have for you on this Friday are these towels. West Elm is killing it with their new line, and I have purchased a couple for the bath. Totally affordable, and a classic look.
The goal is to finish this weekend. Hmmmm. We will see. You can follow along here on Instagram. Happy Friday to you all.
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