Bathroom Progress!

 

I made some headway on the bathroom! Earlier this week I painted the ceiling, primed, and painted the walls. I also hung a new towel bar and medicine cabinet. Take a look!

 

primer

paint

 

I apologize for the dark & grainy pictures. I’m just so excited the moss green is gone! I think the new gray color compliments the warm tones in the tile and the dark hue adds some drama.

 

We installed the medicine cabinet in the cut-out that was already in the wall from the previous owners but the door just barely clears the light fixture. Eventually I’ll scoot the light fixture up a few inches, but for now it’s fine.

 

Onto the grout. Ugh. We never sealed it after our tile was installed and that was a big mistake. Over the last few years it turned dark and dingy. I’ve heard that baking soda and white vinegar work wonders for cleaning grout so I found a recipe online that called for 7 cups water, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/3 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup vinegar. I sprayed the mixture onto the grout, let it sit for a few hours, then scrubbed and scrubbed and scrubbed with a stiff bristled grout brush. It worked better than I expected! I wasn’t able to get all of it done so I’ll do another round this weekend. Once it’s all sparkly and clean, grout sealer is happening. Live and learn.

 

grout

 

What’s left?

  • Paint the ceiling.
  • Prime & paint walls.
  • Hang towel bar & tp holder.
  • Replace cabinet hardware.
  • Replace the toilet seat.
  • Touch up scratches on the cabinet.
  • Replace the switch covers.
  • Scrub grout.
  • Scrub grout again.
  • Seal grout.
  • Paint the door.
  • Replace the door knob.
  • Re-caulk around the tub.
  • Cut, stain, and hang shelves (I bought these shelves and these brackets).
  • Add cute stuff (rug, plants, art, candles, towels, etc).

 

I hope to get a big chunk of those remaining items done this weekend. Wish me luck!

 

Happy weekend to you!

 

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