One year ago – nearly to the day – I started a mini makeover on the kids’ bathroom. You can see the before pictures and some cabinet painting details on this post. My intention was to do a quick makeover in a week. Paint the walls and cabinets, replace the tile backsplash with two rows of subway tile, add a frame to the mirror, switch out the light and add some art and accessories.
Well, here we are a year later and this is how it looks:
I didn’t quite hit my one week goal.
What’s the hold-up?
I tried to carefully remove the tiles and they were practically cemented to the wall and so the sheetrock is a crumbled disaster from my poor removal tactics. Rather than the simple diy tile job that I was planning on doing myself, I now need Ryan to get out his power tools, cut out the drywall, and patch it back up before any tile can go up. Suddenly the job went from super easy to requiring way more effort and we just haven’t taken the time to finish.
I’m determined, though. I’ve got to get this one done. I know it will turn out great and be such a great before + after if I could just take the time to finish it up.
Please tell me I’m not alone in leaving half-finished projects for this long?!!
So here’s the plan:
- cut out drywall + replace with new
- tile around backsplash
- add frame to mirror
- replace light fixture (it’s been sitting in the corner in the box for a year!)
- add art work + accessories
- paint step stool
Sounds doable, right? Hold me to it, friends. Hold me to it.
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