The Final Master Bathroom Update

Alright, y’all. This will be the final master bathroom update that I write. After this, the next post I write about this bathroom will be the final, finished bathroom with the whole before and after tour.

I’m not promising when that will be, but I’m hoping it will be before Thanksgiving, which is next Thursday. I’d love to come back after Thanksgiving and get right to the home gym and see if I can finish that before the end of the year. That’s the goal, but I won’t be too hard on myself if I have a few small unfinished things in that room that need to carry over into next year.

But for now, here’s the final punch list for the bathroom. I still need to:

  • Clean the water closet. (It’s finished, but everything is covered in dust right now.)
  • Prime and paint that one piece of trim that I keep overlooking.
  • Do some paint touchups on the rest of the trim and wainscoting on this side of the room.
  • Take the plastic off of the door panes and add the privacy film.
  • Add a door pull on the edge of the door.
  • Cover the light and switch covers and get them installed.
  • Caulk and paint the unfinished wainscoting panel under the vanity.
  • Finish painting the plumbing under the vanity.
  • Finish installing the pulls on the storage cabinet.
  • Paint the mirror frame and hang the mirror.
  • Caulk and paint the trim/backsplash.
  • Install and grout the tile backsplash/accent.
  • Install the missing wainscoting panel under the vanity.
  • Install the faucet and plumbing.
  • Paint the plumbing parts under the vanity.
  • Sand, caulk, prime, and paint the last section of wainscoting.
  • Hem the shower curtain.
  • Caulk one area in the shower that I overlooked.

That’s the final, exhaustive list. If I counted correctly, that’s 18 things left on the list. Thankfully, some of those are quick and easy, and I can get them crossed off the list today. Others aren’t quite so quick and easy, so we’ll see if I can get all of that done before Thanksgiving!



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  1. I am so excited for you! You are THIS close to crossing that finish line. Can’t wait to see the actual finish results. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Matt.

  2. Oh my goodness! Im so excited for you both to have this dreamy masterbath! I’ve been watching this come alive with anticipation thru this entire journey! I’ve loved every choice and also learned so much….thank you both for opening your home & sharing it all! Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!

  3. First, Happy Thanksgiving to you and Matt. Second, it sounds like a lot of little things, but I know you can get them all done in the few days before the holiday, and if not, well, you deserve to take it easy for a few days. I love this bathroom, unlike any, I have ever seen, but it is so great because of its uniqueness.

  4. So close! I can see the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! I’m so impressed with all you’ve done and can’t wait to see the finished results. Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. YES! Do it (or most of it) BEFORE Thanksgiving so you can really kick back and take FOUR days to just enjoy all you have done, and visit with family and friends, and do some things you really love for YOU and for Matt too. 💜 Then on Monday, you can start planning an attack on the gym, and maybe throw in some rest and fun days before Christmas…The gym will be done in January no matter what you do now. Best Wishes to you, Matt, and your family for a beautiful, thankful Thanksgiving together.

  6. Bless your heart…this is a lot to finish…makes me tired just thinking on it! Wish I had encouraging words but guess I am just to tired to think of any. Wore me out just looking at what you have to accomplish to finish what you want done before Thanksgiving…but I think I know you and you will get it done.

  7. I’m really looking forward to seeing the before and after; it’s such a lovely bathroom.
    What did you use to hang the scrub brush and mesh poof in the shower? I’m looking for an alternative to clear Command strips.

  8. Wow! That’s quite the list. I hope that you aren’t also, having to prepare Thanksgiving dinner in addition to that list. I can’t wait to see the finished product. So far, everything is looking amazing.

  9. YOU CAN DO THIS! I look forward to seeing the final tour. You are still light years ahead of me, so I look to your posts for inspiration! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

  10. How exciting! You are SO, SO close to finishing this mammoth bathroom Kristi. It is going to make such a huge difference to yours and Matt’s life.

  11. Yay! The light at the end of the tunnel! Your bathroom is so wonderful!!! My Jim would have loved all the thoughtful ways you have made your bathroom accessible! I’m so excited for you and Matt! Happy Thanksgiving!