One Room Challenge: Week Three
Progress is slooooww. I'm not really any more worried about completing the room by the first week of May than I was to begin with. Which means I'm about 50/50 on getting this over the finish line on time. There are a lot of "in's and out's and what have you's" in a bathroom renovation situation.
I've been working on a few little projects to keep my mind off the fact that there are no men operating power tools on site. I NEED a carpenter and an electrician here, they could definitely be women. I 100% do not care who does it, just someone anyone, please?!! I digress. I've been working on restoring the small window and a diy sconce light fixture.
The window was screwed and painted shut. It took a bit of wrestling to free. Once I did, I sanded it down and removed the glass. It is being replaced with obscured glass, to eliminate the need for a window treatment, resulting in more natural light and a sunny spot for a little air plant or cactus, or dare I say both?? I am painting all of the bathroom trim dark blue to match the tile and the window frame got a coat too. I also cleaned up the original hinges and got a new pull for it.
The window restore was a bit more in my wheelhouse than this crafty tassel light. I am just more a sanding/painting/hammering kind of gal, than a making tassels one. However, I'm pretty happy with the outcome and it was easy after I stopped tangling the string. I wanted the Justina Blakeney version and I did end up finding it, thanks to a friend, but it was too large for the space. So I'm making one. I am only a touch concerned that it will either catch on fire or put off far too little light. Just a touch. Also the fact that it somewhat resembles a mop head. That, just a touch as well.
I have decided to put a little light in the medicine cabinet to guarantee you can see whatever you might be rifling around for (considering the possibly dim diy light). I'm also installing an outlet IN the cabinet. No, not me personally! I know a guy. But that's a pretty super idea, right? So I can plug in my electric toothbrush. The one I don't have but my dentist keeps encouraging me to buy. WTH? Is he in cahoots with those peeps? Those things are like $200. At least I think they are, I've never actually looked into it. But I do brush my teeth downstairs, so that part is true. There will be a manual type tooth brush in the cabinet, with a snazzy electric outlet right beside it.
I have decided on, as well as purchased, almost everything for the room and orders are arriving daily. The tile es très shiny. I like it though. I've absolutely been squealing over the brass parts for the sink, it's all so cute and old fashioned. The mirror situation is not settled however. I had originally thought I would thrift a small frameless mirror to hang above the sink but the only one I have found that I liked, I was told was "for display only". Sigh. Now I am considering hanging a long mirror inside the door. That would be nice to have and break up the blue panel a bit. Time is running out and I need to make that decision, like, yesterday. The Hayley Mitchell print and rug have yet to arrive and they are my pops of pink in the room, I can't wait to see them!
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