I got a pretty late start on the bathroom yesterday because I had some non-house things to do (like getting a dead car battery replaced, and going to Home Depot to purchase a tool and supplies), so by the time I got started, it felt like it was about 10pm. It wasn’t! It was much earlier. But this time change at this time of the year takes me a while to get adjusted to, so when it’s dark outside at 5:30pm, my mind tells me it’s time to wind things down for the night. But once I convinced myself that it wasn’t bedtime at 5:30, and I still had plenty of time to get some work done, I got to it.
And I finally crossed that hurdle that I was dreading. The unfinished wall that I’ve been putting off for way too long now has finally been trimmed out.
And do you know why it’s done? Because I knew if I didn’t get anything done yesterday, and I gave in to my urge to just get comfy under my down comforter and watch a movie, using the early darkness as an excuse, then at least a few of you would be asking me why I don’t have any progress to show today.
Accountability really is an amazing motivator.
Anyway, it’s not 100% done because I needed to use my table saw for the final two pieces of trim at the top, but my table saw is set up in an area where I don’t have a light. And I don’t exactly want to use my table saw when it’s dark outside with no light. That sounds like a recipe for disaster to me. 😀
But at least the hard part is done, and just take a look at those mitered cuts. They’re not even caulked yet, and I think they look great! I’m pretty sure those are the best mitered cuts I’ve ever done, if I do say so myself.
Just as a reminder, the finished wall is going to look like this once it’s all caulked, primed, painted, and the tile in installed.
It’s getting there! And now that the trim is installed on that wall, I’m pretty excited to get that wall finished. One day at a time, one step at a time.
On a final note, I was scrolling through Instagram a couple of days ago, and I saw a reel by someone I follow (but I can’t remember who it was now!), and she was sharing how long it took to remodel/decorate each one of the rooms in their home. I had to giggle a bit when it said that their master bathroom has been in progress now for three years, and it’s still not finished. 😀 Phew! I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE!!! 😀 And mine is on track to be only about half that time! It did make me feel a little better about how long this has taken me, and make me realize that I’m certainly not alone. Some rooms get done relatively quickly. Others just seem to take forever. That’s the nature of living in and remodeling a fixer upper.
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.