Monday, March 4, 2013

Hole in the wall

We bought our condo, Beach Blessing, eight years ago in Holden Beach, North Carolina.

It's ocean front and a great place to vacation.

One thing I didn't like about the condo was the wallpaper. Especially the wallpaper in the master bathroom.
Over the years we discussed with others what it'd take to peel it off and paint the walls.

Two different professional painters said they'd be afraid to strip it off. One suggested it'd be better to sheet rock over
the wallpaper.

All I heard was chi ching. Dollar signs floated through my mind. So we waited.

Last fall we arrived to see how our condo survived the 2012 rental season.
In the master bathroom there was a hole in the wall.
The time had come to make a decision.

I talked to Tim, my husband, and Todd, our friend on the island, what they thought about bead board. Todd can do anything, and he has helped us out of many jams. So Todd thought that would work.
So while we were at it, we decided to put new sinks in, a new toilet in the front bathroom, tile in both bathrooms.

And you know what else? We talked with some friends from Myrtle Beach, Willie and Melissa, who encouraged us it was finally time to paint the whole place.

I knew this would lead to trouble. CHI CHING!!!

We picked colors, hired a painter, hired Todd to fix the bathrooms and made many phone calls back and forth from our home in Kentucky to North Carolina.

We arrived early Saturday morning, and it's beautiful. We brought some new furniture and pictures with us.

And the thing I didn't mention was, we decided to save a little money by painting the bathrooms ourselves. The last thing will be for Todd to come over and install the new bathroom lights and mirrors.

Stay tuned. I'll post pictures in a few days.

And a word of warning....Be careful of the hole in the wall. You never know what it'll lead to.


  1. Jackie,

    I can feel your pain! It seems that no matter what household project my husband and I have, there is always a snowball effect!

    Your place sounds lovely. I know you are proud to have all that work done.

    God bless,

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Carol.

    I hope you have a great week.

  3. Sounds like a rabbit hole that sucked you in;) My parents have a condo in Destin, FL so I can relate. Cannot wait to see pictures!!!

  4. I love that...rabbit hole that sucked us in.

    Todd is here helping Tim hang towel bars now. Pictures soon.

  5. It sounds beautiful, Jackie! We had something of that when my hubby decided he could re-tile our bathroom. No problem. He could do anything, right? Uh ... a couple of years passed before I got the professional re-tiling done for Mother's Day.

  6. Todd, the man helping us, told us the story of a man who gave his friend advice when he got married.

    He told the man that the first time his wife asked him to fix something, to mess it up so bad she'd never ask him again.
    So one day she asked him to work on her sink, and he flooded the kitchen. Needless to say, she always hired somebody whenever she needed something fixed.

    I've got to put that in a story sometime.



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