Yesterday when my husband was installing the new cornice board over the shower in the laundry room….
….I went all I Love Lucy on him.
Didn’t she always putter around the house wearing red lipstick and high heels?
Valiantly trying with only the best intentions and the best heart and the best ideas to help Ricky with something.
Just so she could tell Ethel all about it later.
You see, we have company coming.
Translation: let’s hurry and fix up the house and finish all the diy projects and paint the trim and patch the nail holes in the wall and repair the ceiling where we had a water leak….
….so they will think it always looks like this.
Isn’t it funny that you never really notice that the trim in your living room needs a fresh coat of paint until your mother calls and says she’ll be there in a a week.
So I made up a list of projects for my husband.
He calls them opportunities.
Isn’t he sweet?
One of the projects I had at the top of the list was a cornice board over the shower in the bathroom.
I’m not really sure why this was so important. Why I insisted that I simply could not live another day in the house without a cornice board over the shower to hide that unsightly shower bar and rings. My husband asked me when shower rings became such an embarrassment.
Chalk it up to watching a Fixer Upper marathon this weekend.
Regardless of the hows or whys Sunday afternoon found my husband standing in the shower precariously holding the back side of a cornice board we like to call opportunity number 4…trying to hide an embarrassing set of shower rings.
He shouted for help across the house.
He needed help holding it while he attached it to the wall.
(total aside: are you thinking I should have been in the laundry room supervising? You’re right (of course). But sometimes even supervisors need a break)
When I heard the call for assistance, I immediately sprang into action.
I ran into the laundry room wearing high heels and red lipstick with a gusto that would have made Lucy proud.
My husband looked at me and those heels.
And promptly rolled his eyes just like Ricky, kissed me on the cheek, told me high heels and projects should never go together….
….and yelled for Fred to help him install the cornice board.
Just when I was about to have a really good story to tell Ethel. 🙂
PS If you want to make the cornice board project….click here.
PPS If you were born after the birth of the internet and have no idea about Lucy….click here.
PPPS If you are looking for more laundry room inspiration, here’s an article I wrote on laundry rooms for Lamps Plus.