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All because the toilet wouldn’t stop running

Our powder room toilet would not stop running.  Eh Gads!  When the water bill came, it was over 100% of our normal water bill.  Ever the lazy homeowner, we didn’t do anything about it the first month.  When the next water bill came, it was again over 100% of the normal water bill.  So, I told DH that it was time to change the innards of the toilet and stop the running.  He has never done this before.  So, where do you go to learn how to do it… YOU TUBE!!!

When I saw that you had to remove the entire toilet tank to replace all the inner workings of the toilet, I thought, well, I have wanted to paint the horribly mossy green powder room for some time, guess  it is the right time now.

So, this morning, my DD and I went to Lowes to pick up some paint.  A nice color called Cafe from Valspar.  I was worried that it would translate to off-white on the walls.  My DH took apart the toilet and we removed everything from the powder room and proceeded to paint.  Since they painted the ceiling above the sink the horrible green color, we had to paint the entire ceiling so the two whites would match.

I painted the walls behind and beside the toilet the Cafe color since the priority is to get the toilet, mirror, and new light fixture in tonight.  We decided to use the beige color from the kitchen as an accent wall (the wall with the mirror and light). I just got done painting that wall also.

The big wall on the left and the wall next to the mirror wall will get done tomorrow night.  I will also need to touch up the ceiling since my freehand “cutting in” has not been utilized in 7 years (I was out of practice).  Here is how it looks before and during.

Before:

                                    

During:

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Well, we just had a little mishap.  While re-installing the mirror, it dropped down on one side and broke.  I guess instead of buying framing for the existing tacky mirror.  We will be buying a new framed mirror.

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