If you have kids or if you just love insanely cute children’s books, perhaps you’ve heard of the book (affiliate link->) If You Give a Moose a Muffin. There are other, similar books, too (If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give a Dog a Doughnut…you get the idea).
Anyway, each book starts with something simple, like giving a moose a muffin. Then that causes a chain reaction of events and, before you know it, you are painting scenery with the moose for a three-act puppet show in your living room.
You get the idea.
This is often how my DIY projects go.
So, on Sunday, I thought, “I’ll clean the grout on the kids’ bathroom floor. It’s nasty. It needs it.”
What could go wrong?
I painted the bathroom. And tiled a backsplash.
Of course I did.
Here’s how it went down.
I walk into the bathroom with my magic eraser, ready to clean the grout between the floor tiles. I start cleaning the grout. It starts to look great.
I think, “Wow, we haven’t painted this bathroom in about 10 years.”
Then, “It’s kind of dark in here.”
Then, “The paint is fading around the sink.”
Then, “We have a whole gallon of paint that would work. It’s essentially free!”
And then, faster than you can say “drop cloth,” I start painting the bathroom.
Two days later, the bathroom is done. It looks brighter – so much better.
I waited 48 hours for the tile mat adhesive to set and then I grouted the tile backsplash:
Did I mention that I got the tile for $1 at a garage sale? Woo hoo!
The bathroom is now bright and clean.
It goes with the sparkling grout.
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