Last Updated on December 24, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
I’ve made more headway on my bathroom makeover! And I was also driven to tears with some of the trim.
Let’s start with the good stuff.
I got the old flat hollow core door and old trim removed, and got the new door installed. I installed the trim around the door inside the bathroom, but still have to do the trim on this side of the door.
And after the door and trim were installed, I could finally finish up the plank walls.
And I also got the new countertop made.
It’s not actually attached yet, and it’s not even polyurethaned. I’ll do that after I get the walls finished.
I used the same exact process for this countertop that I used for the other bathroom countertop, except that this time I used cedar 1 by 6 lumber instead of fence boards. They cost more, but were much easier to work with.
Of course, right now it looks terrible next to all of the other wood tones (especially that terrible vanity…yuck!), but you’ll just have to imagine it surrounded by light and bright finishes.
And now, the not so pleasant part. The part that made me want to hurl my miter saw from the top of a tall building and watch it smash into bits.
This wall cabinet.
If you aren’t aware, let me explain that I am math challenged. Seriously. I count on my fingers to do the simplest math. I’m just a right-brained, creative person, and math just does NOT come naturally to me. Throw in geometry, and what you’ll get from me is a blank deer-in-the-headlights stare. Anything beyond the Pythagorean theorem confuses the heck out of me.
So when I had to try to cut quarter round to go around the wall cabinet, I was about ready to pull my hair out. The vertical piece on the right had to meet with a piece that goes back towards the wall at a 22.5-degree angle, which meets with a piece that goes perpendicular to the back wall, which meets with a piece that goes to the left along the back wall, which meets with a piece that goes up, which meets with a piece that comes forward away from the wall, which meets with a piece that goes to the right parallel to the back wall, which meets with the original piece on the right.
Lots of wasted quarter round.
A temper tantrum that would rival that of any two-year-old.
Then I gave up.
I’ll give it another try today, but honestly, I’m not feeling too confident that I can actually get this.
Want to know the ironic part? I know many of you questioned my sanity when I decided to leave that wall cabinet instead of removing it. I had many reasons for that decision, but one of them was that I remembered the terrible time I had removing the cabinet from the other bathroom. It was so incredibly hard to do, and literally drove me to tears. So I thought just leaving it would be easier.
And now my “easier route” has driven me to tears. Ha!
Oh well. Too late now. I have to figure this out somehow.
So tell me, have you ever had so much trouble trying to get the angles on trim right? Have you ever been driven to tears by trim?
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