Y’all, enough is enough. It’s time for me to get my studio half bathroom finished, and the only way I’m going to do that is by bringing back the daily accountability posts.
Remember when I did those during the last few weeks of the pantry remodel? This happens in every room remodel I do. I get to a certain point, and I lose interest because most of the big stuff is done, and it’s nothing but the tedious detail projects that I really dislike, like the wood filling and caulking. Plus, in this room, there’s molding that needs to wrap around a weird pipe for the toilet that I don’t know how to do, so I procrastinate and avoid it altogether.
The fact is that I’d rather be sewing pink draperies for my living room than grouting and caulking and installing challenging molding in a bathroom. But I need to put my big girl pants on and get this done. THEN I can reward myself with a fun project.
So as of today, here’s what needs to be done to finish this room. I have a video walkthrough showing what needs to be done…
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The remaining project that I dread the most is actually installing the crown molding. I don’t care what kind of jig or tricks I use, I’ll just never like installing crown molding. I also need to hang the mirror above the vanity (after painting the little silver parts black), finish installing and then grout the tile, and install two outlets and outlet covers.
I also need to finish the wall design on this one area of wall. For some reason, I keep putting it out of my mind that this area isn’t actually finished. I keep thinking, “I really need to get that tape off of the wall!’ but then I notice that the design actually needs a second coat, and then that seems like so much trouble so I put it out of my mind until the next time I notice it. Then it’s a repeat of that same conversation in my mind. So this time, I REALLY need to finish the design and get the tape off of the wall.
I still have quite a bit of trim that needs to be installed in addition to the crown molding — chair rail, picture frame molding, baseboards.
And then all of the trim in the whole room still needs to be wood filled, sanded, caulked, primed, and painted. I also need to come up with a solution for privacy on that window. Blinds? A shade? Privacy film? I have no idea.
I painted the side of the door that faces the back studio entry, but I still need to paint the inside of the door and install the door pull.
And then there’s a HVAC air duct vent and a ceiling light that need to be installed.
So here’s the complete list of things I’d like to accomplish this week to finish this bathroom:
- Raise vanity 1/2 inch
- Install HVAC air duct vent
- Install ceiling light
- Install crown molding
- Put a clear coat protective finish on the upper walls (just on the “wallpaper” design)
- Install wall trim — chair rail, picture frame molding, baseboards
- Finish installing the tile and then grout
- Wood fill, sand, caulk prime and paint all of the trim
- Paint the bathroom door and install the pull
- Hang the mirror
- Install two outlets and outlet/switch covers
- Finish the wall design and remove all of the tape
- Install the toilet
- Print and frame photo print for wall
- Find a privacy solution for the window
I think that’s it! I can’t guarantee that it’ll get done this week, but I can guarantee that I’m going to give it my best effort. And I’m counting on y’all to hold me to it. 🙂