The best part about the bathroom project, aside from the toilet working, bathtub working, and the sink working, is the pretty shower curtain and Roman shade. The colors are bright, cheerful, and definitely say, “Good morning, Sunshine!” when you walk through the doorway!
The Roman shade is on its second weight bar (that’s the wood dowel that sits in the bottom pocket hem). As soon as I finished sewing the Roman shade, stringing it, adding velcro, and lining up the pesky little screw eyes, I was walking into the bathroom and the shade caught on two pieces of furniture and snapped in half! Curses! My husband glued it and taped it but it didn’t quite do it. I had to buy another one. Can you believe my luck? I’m happy to report it’s working quite nicely now.
To clarify, we still have a laundry chute but the door I found years ago at the ReBuilding Center won’t work out. It’s too big and we don’t want to cut a lot of the floor just to make the door fit. Don’t worry, I traded the laundry chute that we’re not using and the old sink that we took out of the original bathroom to Hippo Hardware and in exchange, they re-wired and shortened the light fixture. A favorite board game is the right shape for a temporary laundry chute door.
More finishing touches with the threshold added. I know the bathroom floor will never be this clean again!
The sink that was in a free pile at an estate is installed and now working. After a paste of baking soda and water sitting on it, it’s looking much better.
So, if you’re wondering what’s left on the punch list:
- medicine cabinet shelves need painting and lining
- door to the bathroom needs to be cut and painted
- laundry chute door – will we find one or make one? We’ll see…
It’s been great having the bathroom back in a mostly working order. Having not cleaned out the bathroom cabinet in 13-years has given us lots of laughs about what is still around – Desitin, for starters. Who knew?!
Want to read about the bathroom project from start to finish?
Bathroom Project Part 1
Bathroom Project Part 2
Bathroom Project Part 3
Bathroom Project Part 4
Finding Inspiration for a Bathroom Re-Do
All the sources for the project can be found here