Last Updated on December 24, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
It’s been twelve days since I posted my final “to do” list for the bathroom remodel, and boldly proclaimed that it should take me about a week to finish up. And I’m still not finished. Yep, that’s about right. 🙂
I could have easily finished by now had I stayed focused last week and actually worked on the bathroom, but I was way too sidetracked with, and excited about, my plans for my entryway and dining room. But this weekend, I finally felt motivated to get in there and work. And I got so much accomplished, including two projects that I’ve really been dragging my feet on!
First, I finally cut the hole for the exhaust fan and light above the bathtub, and then tiled the ceiling.
I really love how this looks. Obviously I still have caulking and grouting to do, so it’s not quite finished. I don’t think I’ve ever personally seen a tiled ceiling above a bathtub before. Above a shower, yes, of course, but not above a bathtub.
In fact, when several of you suggested that I finish my ceiling with tile (something I never would have thought of doing), I went in search of pictures to get an idea of what it would look like, and I could only find about two other examples on Houzz. It’s definitely not very common, but I think it should be! 🙂
I finally got the built-in shelves primed, so now I can actually get an idea of what they’ll look like when they’re painted. It really brightened up that corner, and it’ll brighten up even more once they’re actually painted.
And then the second project that I’ve been dragging my feet on, and finally tackled this weekend, is trimming out this wall beside the built-ins that wraps around to the bathtub. I’ve been procrastinating on this because, quite honestly, I had no idea how to finish out this wall. I didn’t know where to stop the wainscoting, how to wrap the tile accent, where to stop the tile accent, how to finish out the top of the wall where the “cornice” above the bathtub meets the wall. It was just all very confusing and frustrating for me.
But I finally made myself just get in there and do it. I made it up as I went along, and just kept telling myself that it doesn’t need to be perfect. It just needs to be done.
And hopefully I can get it done today. As you can see, I have quite a bit of sanding to do. And then I still have to add the trim to the inside of the panels, caulk, prime, and paint.
It definitely won’t be perfect, and I’m sure there was a much better way to finish out this small area of wall, but that’s okay. At least it’ll be finished. 🙂
I’m ready to get this wrapped up and get started on my entryway and dining room! If I can stay focused (and that’s a big IF 🙂 ), I really should be finished in here this week.
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