I think we have reached the stage of “fixing up our old house” where we just want it over. Kind of like being pregnant. It’s time to get this finished . . . but it just can’t be rushed. This past weekend we were able to get new flooring in the master bathroom, but since we had to remove the toilet to finish the floor, we ran out of time to replace the toilet so now it is just sitting in the bathroom, not hooked up or attached to any of the plumbing. It’s a good thing we have more than one bathroom in this house.
We did get the walls painted and the floor down, though, so that’s a big part of the project. But there is still much to be done. There are shelves to be painted and put back up; the cabinet under the sink needs to be painted and the hardware painted and replaced; and there was a cabinet above the washing machine that needs to have something done with it, but I’m not sure I want it back in our little laundry room off the bathroom. It really seems much bigger and brighter without that cabinet in there so maybe we’ll use it somewhere else. We’ll see.
A couple of weeks ago the old yucky carpet in that bathroom had become so annoying that we just ripped it out. Down to the bare floor boards that still had old glue from the previous floor covering, so it was really, really disgusting. Even after sweeping it and cleaning it the best I could, it was still really nasty. So getting new flooring down was a pretty high priority, and I’m really glad that part of the project is finished.
I still have to paint all of the trim around the doors and the baseboards around the floor, but we removed that trim so we can paint it separately. This weekend, I hope! When we removed the base boards, however, I discovered old, old wallpaper that had not been removed before the most recent renovations happened, probably around 30 years ago. It’s a good thing Annie loves to remove old wallpaper, because I’m just done with all that mess!
A few months ago we refinished the shower, which was still in great condition, just needed a bit of fixing up. We removed the old glass and metal-frame doors so I could use just a (WASHABLE) shower curtain, so that really made a big difference. My dear sweet Hubby wanted to try to use a textured finish on the shower floor, so we gave it a try. Looked all over for the right kind of paint that was supposed to be specifically for showers and tubs . . . . and it looked really nice at first. But then, it only took a few showers before it started to wear thin and now it looks HORRIBLE!
Seems like it will never end, this project we started to fix up our old house! Now, along with everything else we need to do to get that bathroom finished, we need to sand off the texture surface on the bottom of the shower and repaint it with the same stuff that we used on the walls. Which really looks very nice, actually. So we carry on . . . and on . . . and on . . . and I hope we can wrap this project up this weekend.
In the meantime, there is a 24-hour bug going around here and I was completely miserable yesterday, so here I am trying to recover today and get everything done on today’s To Do list along with everything that was on yesterday’s To Do list – I guess some things will just have to wait. One thing I’m determined to do today is follow through on my project to clear out 10 things in 10 minutes. At least I should be able to get that much done. And then it’s back to painting cabinets, shelves, and trim in the master bathroom. Here are a few pictures of what it looked like after we ripped everything out and started to paint – the next pictures will be much nicer, I promise!
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