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.
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.
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:
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