Friday, January 25, 2013
Welcome to my world: Bathroom Renovation Project 27
We are nearly finished, truly. If you have not been following, the beginning of this project can be found here, the day the bathtub arrived. If you have been following and need a refresher, the last post on the bathroom renovation is here.
Nearly everything is painted, except the plaster walls and ceiling. It's a room again.
A bathroom, even. With a sink ...
A toilet ...
And a tub. Yay!
So here we are at the door, looking in. Don't mind that pesky piece of trim in the corner that I keep forgetting to prime.
The trimmed out new/old window ... filled and sanded to within an inch of its life by yours truly, by hand, looks positively spiffy. (I have not included a photo of the literally 15 different hand sanding blocks I tried out while sanding down the wood filler, mostly because I was too tired to think of taking one at the time.)
Thank you, Dan, for taking the time to save my window. You were one of the few people willing to see my little vision.
The sill, which literally took two entire days of sanding and re-filling and sanding again, shiny and smooth.
Looks like new, yet retains its character. I didn't paint the actual windows or muntins, just the part of the frame we trimmed out.
Oh, and I forgot to mention the three trips to Benjamin Moore, on the final one of which I had to (almost) stamp my foot to get the color matched exactly to the existing trim. The very young salesman says plaintively, "but, ma'am it can't be perfect." "Yes it can," I say, fairly calmly. "I expect it to be perfect."
And perfect it is. (Though I do still have to pull apart the storm window, and sand, reglaze and paint that. Not looking forward to that one right this minute.) Any way.
The floor ... made by Dan Brennan.
And honestly, I think the rest speaks for itself. Even the little fishes.
Yay! Yay Yay!