*Updated to add: The color in the bathroom is called "Cloudy Amber" and it is by Valspar. I got it at Lowes. Also, someone asked how I hung the wreath. I just used a little nail in the drywall right above the mirror, so you can't see it as you are standing below. Easy!
No news is good news, right? We put an offer in on the house next door...a week ago. Haven't heard a word about it. We are competing with another buyer for the house, but the problem is that our offer is contingent upon us selling our current house.
The "For Sale" sign is in our front yard. We had one showing over the weekend. No other developments. We're not sure how this will all work out, but the one thing we need is time to sell our house so that we will be in a position to, you know, have enough money to buy the new house. I guess we're still in the game. But we have no idea what the score is!
So this weekend I spent a little time sprucing up our house for the real estate market. Our agent recommended that we "warm up" our master bathroom. It is full of windows, a huge mirror and a shower, with lots of tile. Very stark. Here is the "before" shot:
First I scrounged up a wreath that I have had since college. It once held a blue floral ribbon intertwined with some baby's breath (Yeah, my roommate and I thought we were awesome decorators in 1996!). I ripped all that stuff off, added a brown grosgrain ribbon, and here are the results:
Then I grabbed a yellow pitcher that I've had sitting in a kitchen cupboard since we got married. Added a few decorative sticks (and yes, I did actually pay for sticks, which boggles my husband's mind!) and placed it on the countertop:
I feel like these simple touches really give the bathroom a little more dimension and warmth. Why didn't I do this before?
Now we just need a buyer with a lot of cash to come fall in love with our house, we need to win the bidding war for the house next door, and we need the timing to work perfectly so that we can pull this big puzzle together. In other words, a miracle! It could happen, right?