So far we have taken down the framing around the bathroom mirror and painted the back side of it. I never actually painted the back side black and because the wood was glued onto a mirror you could actually see in the mirror's reflection that the back wasn't painted. IT DROVE ME CRAZY, PEOPLE. Also, I do not recommend hot glue to adhere things to a mirror. One of the pieces of the frame fell off the mirror and nearly killed someone. Not really, but it could have. Maybe. So, I painted the back sides of those puppies and I will re-glue the frame up on the mirror with Liquid Nails.
We have also taken off all of the doors and drawers from the cabinet and have sanded everything. We are still trying to take all of the hinges off of the doors and that has proved impossible because the screws that hold the hinges to the doors are stripped. J.D. bought a fancy pantsy drillbit at Lowe's on Saturday and we are going to try and drill them out. The cabinet itself has been primed with gray primer because we will be painting the cabinets and the doors a matte black.
We have also begun priming all of the other trim , bathroom doors, and closet doors. It looks better already with primer on them! My grandparents had everything painted an almond white that has always seemed dingy and dirty to me. I am loving the bright white!
My biggest expense thus far has been ordering a new faucet for the sink! I am so excited to finally do this. I have looked and looked and looked and have found the best deal on Overstock.com. Here's what I ordered:
It was only about $75 with shipping. It is an 8 inch centerspread faucet and those are not cheap! I will let you know what I really think of it when it comes in.
I am going to start keeping track of what we spend on each room. I am trying to do the absolute best job for the least amount of money and I think it will be fun to keep track!
$16.80, gray tinted primer, good paintbrush, razor blade glass scraper and 2 screwdrivers
$29.28, quart of black paint, 3 cans black spray paint and 1 can gray primer spray for cabinet doors
$74.94, new faucet with shipping
$7.00, new drillbit (I don't actually know the cost, this is a guess)
TOTAL, so far: $128.02
I know this seems really high, but keep in mind that we had to replace a faucet! We already had a lot of the other materials like paint pans, rollers, brushes and sandpaper.
I will be sure and keep everyone posted as our progress continues!