Thought I’d pop in to give you a quick status update on Unfinished Project Intervention (and keep us accountable!). We got the subfloor in this weekend and now the entire bathroom is level. It’s one of those things that surprises you how much of a different it makes, but it unified our entire room so now the toilet room to the main portion of the bathroom is level… AND we painted. In addition to our “finish projects” month, we’ve also decided that for the month of January, we’re only going to buy groceries and gas. That means if we’re doing a project, it better be with stuff on hand. We bought some gray paint last month with the intent to paint the office, that turned into quite the project (per usual), so we abandoned it and decided to use the paint on the bathroom instead.
Getting ready to rid the bathroom of that AWFUL brown color.
Action shot (and last remaining patch of brown). It took me forever to trim in the bathroom, so Steve took on the photographer job to occupy his time while he waited for me to get done trimming so he could roll. For paint, we chose “Secret Passage” from Olympic (D58-2). It reads a little more blue than it looks in real life, I don’t know if we love it “foreva’ eva’”, but for now, it’s 100% better than poop brown.
As a reminder, here’s what we were working with.
And here is where we are now!
I think even the new layer of subfloor is helping give the room a little summin’ summin’.
Admittedly awful lighting, it’s a grayish blue and we’re hoping to love even more once the vanity and trim goes to white as well. We’re going to get 2 light fixtures, one for each side of the sink, and frame out the mirror a bit to make it less “here is a wall with a large mirror”. We also have someday plans to make a concrete counter top in here with 2 low profile vessel sinks…but all in good time. For now, I’m amazed at home much bigger our bathroom feels.
This week we’re going to get the floor primed and ready to lay the tile, paint the doors, and paint out the trim…Hopefully we’ll be in a spot this coming weekend to get the toilet back in and FINALLY move fully into our master bathroom. As usual with these projects, I can’t believe it took us so long to finally paint. We still have quite a few rooms left to paint (the Husker room, the yellow room, the main bathroom, the office, our master bedroom, the dining room, and the laundry room…plus some DryLock in the basement), but getting one done and remembering how good it feels gives us motivation to get crackin’ on the other paint jobs so this house can finally feel like us!
Anybody else paint over the weekend? Take a room from poop brown to any other color in the world BUT poop brown? I’d love to see it!