When I started my bathroom makeover, I made it my goal to do the whole project, start to finish, in 20 working days. I’m not talking about calendar days here, since I did go out of town for a few days, and I still have days when I can’t focus on DIY stuff because I have other responsibilities. But I wanted to finish it in 20 actual working days.
I think I’m still on track to do that, but since I’m currently at the 14-day point, I need to really take inventory of the things I’ve done, and the things I still need to do. I need to organize my time wisely, and have clear goals for each day. Only six left. I’m pretty sure I can do it.
Here’s what I’ve done so far:
On Day 1…
I removed the old vinyl flooring…
On Day 2…
I made a new $35 wood countertop for my vanity out of cedar fence pickets to replace the old, stained laminate countertop.
On Day 3…
I started making new cabinet doors for my vanity.
On Day 4…
I finished up my new cabinet doors, and then I filled the cracks in my new countertop (at the very strong urging of my mom).
On Day 5…
I finished the vanity. New cabinet doors…check. New countertop…check. A new coat of paint…check. New drawer/door pulls…check.
On Day 6…
I removed that huge eyesore of a cabinet that was above the toilet.
I also uninstalled and reinstalled the bathroom door that the “professionals” did such a terrible job at installing.
On Day 7 and Day 8…
I installed the faux wood plank walls that cover the lower portion of the bathroom walls.
The process started right here…
…and looked like this at the end of Day 8 — painted but not trimmed out.
On Day 9 and Day 10…
I focused on the upper portion of the walls. First, I prepped the walls for painting without removing the wallpaper.
Then I primed and painted the walls, and added the trim to one side.
On Day 11…
On Day 12, Day 13, and Day 14…
I took on the most labor-intensive project in this bathroom makeover — my mosaic tile framed mirror that I made out of wood yardsticks.
The first day was all about cutting the tiles, and then figuring out how I was going to make the vision in my head become reality (i.e., figuring out the construction of the frame).
On the second day, I finished up gluing the approximately 12 million tiles to the frame sections, and cut out the sections. (I actually think it was more like 500 tiles, but towards the end, it sure felt like a whole lot more!!)
And then on the third day, I finished up the painting and grouting.
So that’s where my bathroom makeover stands right now.
What do I have left to do on this bathroom makeover?
- Hang the mirror over the vanity, and possibly come up with a solution for the light since I’m pretty sure there’s not enough clearance between the glass shades and the wall for the frame to fit.
- Finish up the trim on the faux wood plank wall on the vanity side of the room. I’ve been waiting on this because it needed to be done after the mirror is hung.
- Finish up the trim and do some caulking around the bathtub.
- Make a shower curtain.
- Make some shelves to go over the toilet.
- Do more coats of polyurethane on the wood vanity countertop.
- Find or make some artwork for the wall opposite the vanity.
- Spray paint the vent cover that goes on the ceiling.
- Find or make something to give color to the floor. A rug? A floor cloth? It just needs something.
- Install towel racks.
- Finish the door — install the rest of the trim, paint the door, and install a new door knob.
- Paint touch ups.
I think that’s it! And wow. Now I have just the slightest twinge of doubt creeping in that I’ll get it finished by my 2o-day goal. But I’m going to try my hardest!!
Thanks for following along with my bathroom makeover, and for all of your encouraging and supportive comments and your awesome suggestions!! Sharing it with you day by day has really helped keep me on track and stay focused on the end goal.
After I finish up this room, I’ll either be moving on to my bedroom or to the living room. Matt wants me to do the living room. I want to do the bedroom. If you have an opinion on which room you’d like to see me tackle next, please share!
I hope y’all have a great weekend!