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Apr 10, 2014

Bathroom Progress- It's Painting Time! Medicine Cabinet Lesson Learned

Bathroom Progress- It's Painting Time!
It's finally painting time! Dave has been working every night after work sanding, and texturing. When you move things around, and run into various things you have to re-create a clean surface so to speak. He did a great job on the texturing. He bought some spray texture to fill in the patched areas. A pal at work gave him a great tip- warm the can up in hot water, or in a heating vent FIRST. The spray comes out much better, it worked! I will wash the old paint areas today with TSP to clean them, then paint and a little minor spackling. Once the painting is done we'll get the modular tiled shower walls installed. We had to find a work-around due to our glass block window (love it). No grout, and easy care. Then it will be the flooring, then sink cabinet, toilet, etc. Then I can decorate, the fun part! Good thing we have a 1/2 bath available and the shower worked! We'll be donating our old sink, medicine cabinet, lighting, etc. to the Habitat store, since they're newer and in good shape.

Ikea cabinet

Medicine Cabinet Lesson Learned-
Well, ya know how you run into things in the middle of a project? Yeah, we did too. We realized how TALL our new medicine cabinet is. We forgot to take that into account, instead of just the width. DUH. Anyway, our old light fixture won't fit, so Dave bought some sconces (we'd thought about that anyway) to install. He had to install new power to that area last night, but got it done. The hole near the top of the ceiling will be unused and capped. Sometimes you have to be flexible!

1 comment:

Kathi said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the photos when you're finished!! Thank you for sharing this at the HomeAcre Hop; I hope you'll join us again this Thursday.
Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead