Bathroom Vision & Prepping the Room | ORC Week 3

I feel like a bit of a slacker this week.  It feels like I got next to nothing done in the space, but I’ve been doing a lot of online shopping browsing, which I think still counts as being productive.  I should probably actually buy all of those finishing touches so they arrive in time for the final reveal…

Anyway, I think I finally decided on a light fixture (although that might still change) and the vanity color and hardware.  I also bought the wall color paint, an almost white/grey.

Image Credits: Maison de Pax via Remodelaholic | Lowes | Architecture Art Designs | The Creativity Exchange
Image Credits: Maison de Pax via Remodelaholic | Lowes | Architecture Art Designs | The Creativity Exchange

In the space, I’m working on covering up a massive hole (this was where the recessed medicine cabinet was when we moved in.  We just bought a large mirror to cover the hole, which I’ll be keeping in the space with a little update with paint.  After deciding that I didn’t actually need to patch the drywall here because of the plank wall I’ll be installing (YES!) I decided to cut a new hole in the wall right next to it.  Seems a bit counterproductive, but I went ahead with it anyway.  I’m going to be building a recessed shelf to hold toothbrushes and toothpaste, since this is the bathroom that the whole family uses to brush their teeth and I hate having four tubes of toothpaste out on the counter.

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The only other productive thing I did in the room was to tape and mud all the massive holes in the walls from wall anchors.  (and the spot where I sawed too big of a hole in the wall and had an electrical pipe running through the middle of my cubbyhole…oops)

I just looked back at my week 2 post, and I actually accomplished all of my goals, expect for painting the walls, but I can bust that out in no time.  Maybe there’s even time tonight…

Here’s that to-do list that is now looking especially long…

  • Remove fixtures and patch holes in drywall
  • “Cubbyhole” storage in the wall
  • Feather finish concrete counter top
  • Dye counter top and seal
  • Install faucet
  • Repair and refinish grout
  • Paint walls
  • Paint vanity
  • Install new light fixture
  • Wood feature wall
  • Vintage door knob towel rack
  • Antique spindle toilet paper holder
  • Final touches

For next week, I’ll need to paint the walls, finish the cubbyhole shelf, dye the counter top, and paint the vanity.

You can check out my progress here:

Week 1 – Face Lift for a Blah Bathroom

Week 2 – The Ugly, Dirty & Dingy is Gone

Week 3 – Finally, a Vision for the Space

Week 4 – Updating the Vanity on the Cheap

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