Painting ceilings is much easier than other wall. Why? Because there’s nothing to avoid. Roll, roll, roll and your done. I know it’s only a small thing, but it’s so nice to not have brown speckles and yellow stains on the ceiling in your bathroom. I don’t even want to know where they came from.
See how there are two switches, about 2 feet away from each other?
One is for the fan and one is for the light. We had a friend come over and combine the two, so now they’re in the same place. The only problem is that now we have two holes in the wall. I could patch them, but patching is always obvious so I think we’ll opt for screwing blank plates over them and putting the towel rack over that. Problem solved.
We also made this awesome light cover. I started out with square dowels, measured and cut. I glued them together using this amazing system of
clamps paint buckets and books.
Then I used this fabulous chart to find out what type of glue to use. I couldn’t find the rubber cement, so I used hot glue. One side at a time, I stretched, glued and trimmed the fabric. I think this is one of the few projects where nothing went wrong halfway through and I had to rethink it. Now we don’t get blinded when we get up in the morning.
There was also a big debate over what sort of mirror/cabinet to put back over the sink. I thought the one that was there previously was overly huge and ugly. So after a few weeks of no mirror and Craigslist shopping, I found a mirror that we both liked. Did our deal at a Starbucks, and came home to find that it was too big. Especially with the light cover taking up a whole extra 1/2 in. off of the measurement. It just wouldn’t work. So? Back to the big overly huge and ugly cabinet. The weird part? The inset hole in the wall needed to be covered up, but none of the screw holes in the wall were placed to cover up the hole…Same cabinet, same wall, same screws. Mysterious. So we drilled new holes in the wall.
Anyway. This is the “finished” picture. Not really finished because we haven’t bought a second blank plate to but over the hole in the wall behind the towel, and some touch up painting needs to be done. Oh and the toilet paper doesn’t have a home yet either….details…
That’s not a great picture, but overall, I’m pretty happy with the bathroom.