Today I finished the new beadboard cupboard doors for the bathroom. I sanded, painted and installed the trim, then hung the doors with a little help from Dan this morning. I’m not wildly happy with the hinges, but they came from the local Habitat ReStore and were a budget friendly $1 per set. The other hinges I liked were a non-budget friendly price of $7 each, not including shipping. Hmmm $5 or $63 plus shipping? My inner cheapskate won that round.
All said, I’m really, really glad I decided to spend the extra money to make new doors. I hated the old doors, and really love these, especially the yummy yellow doors on the vanity. I am absolutely crazy about the color. I have an old painted bureau in the laundry room which I think will get the rest of that yellow paint.
Back to the bathroom. As per usual when working on these projects, installing the trim on the cupboard next to the vanity and squaring it up means that now the piece of wainscot between the vanity and the cupboard needs to be trimmed a little to fit, then re-painted. Ugh. I also need to trim the marble tile I purchased to go on top of the vent pipe cabinet. I like the little extra bit of marble there, and it finishes off the cupboard nicely.
What’s left to do? Well, Dan caulked the big window, and I’ve given it one coat of paint but it needs one more coat of paint, and then I need to sand, prime and paint the trim for the window over the sink. Then the fixture wall of the shower enclosure needs to be sanded, primed and painted, and finally, the ceiling and walls painted. That will just leave the tiling.
I can see the finish line from here, but there’s still quite a bit to complete before I can relax. Still, I think I can take a little time off to look over my seed catalogs and get an order ready before all the Cheddar cauliflower sells out!