Our renovation wish list is l-o-n-g and, sadly, our master bathroom is near the bottom. So we’ve cleaned it up, swapped out some hardware, and soon hope to paint it and update the light fixtures. (We previously got a new toilet when we replaced all three in the house so we could get rid of Leaky McLeakerson here that ruined the floor around the base.)
In March, the whole bathroom was scrubbed. Hat’s off to Zies Cleaning, who did our pre-move-in deep clean. They got it to sparkle — no exaggeration. We replaced the shower rod with a brushed nickel one and hung a shower curtain we had from our old house.
Throughout April, I ran the jetted tub and scrubbed it, ran it, scrubbed it, etc., until it ran clear. In the course of doing so, we realized the drain was broken (because of course it was). After trying briefly to fix it ourselves, we had to call a plumber. On May 21, our 105th day of owning the house, I got to use it!
However, we only used it once each (both in the daytime) because of the big window whose blinds we (or more likely, my dear Dad) removed before we moved in. In July, our custom shade was finally ready to be installed (along with a few others I wrote about here). Now we can use the tub any time we want and no one gets a show 🙂
Over in the water closet (jury’s still out for me on a water closet), Chris has been slowly making progress stripping the wallpaper and border. I wish I had been in the room for the decision making process that led to covered bridges and dark stripes being chosen from among all the wallpaper options in the world. It made the already tiny space feel claustrophobic.
Things in the this room are slow moving. I looked at the date on the photo of the wallpaper pile and it’s from April 7. There are still bits of wallpaper that need to be scraped off and a tiny section of border that hasn’t come down. But it’s OK, we’re in this for the long haul.
This past weekend I hung new chrome towel hooks because the one by Chris’ sink kept coming off its hardware and, inexplicably, there wasn’t any towel-hanging vehicle near my sink. (What did previous owners do for 17 years?)
I also swapped out the two-toned silver and brass cabinet pulls for similar but slightly updated polished chrome ones.
Phase I, Part II will hopefully include: Spackling holes, painting, adding some fun/modern prints in the water closet and updating the tarnished fixtures over the vanities.
In the way, way distant future, we hope to do a full remodel and change the layout….Maybe put the vanities together (rather than on separate sides of the room) and do a soaker tub under the window (instead of a Jacuzzi) next to the shower. Hey Chris, what do you think of these as inspiration photos?! Please love me!