As I’ve been busy engaged on the studio, I’ve had the prospect to essentially take my time in making selections concerning the hallway lavatory. That is nonetheless the primary, most used lavatory in our home. It’s the one which company use, and the one which I exploit probably the most throughout the day. However proper now, it seems like a multitude.
I lastly did get a plumber right here to complete putting in the entire new bathtub/bathe fixtures. In order that half is completed now. However different issues look “in progress” despite the fact that I don’t plan to work on this lavatory till I’ve fully completed the studio. I’ve had this wallpaper pattern taped to the wall for in all probability two months now.
And whereas the primary countertop has been switched out from wooden to quartz for the reason that starting of August, the opposite little countertop on the nook countertop simply inside the lavatory to the appropriate remains to be wooden. I’ve the quartz countertop for that space, however determining tips on how to get it into place has been a problem.
So focusing my effort and time on the studio has given me loads of time to attempt to determine precisely what I need to do with this lavatory once I begin engaged on it. And I feel I lastly have a plan in place.
First, I’m 100% positive that I’m going to make use of this wallpaper within the room. It’s simply too good for my home and for my private style to move it up. BUT…I’m going to take away the entire accent tile across the room, end up the highest of the wainscoting in a quite simple and understated method in order that it’s not making an attempt to be the star of the present, after which I’ll deliver the wallpaper right down to the wainscoting.
I can’t bear in mind if I discussed it earlier than, however I’m additionally going to do away with the present mirror. I don’t have a brand new photograph that exhibits the mirror rather well, however you may see it on this older photograph. I principally trimmed out a plain frameless mirror in the identical method I trim out all of our home windows and doorways, after which I put in the sconces on the body.
I like that mirror, and it has served us nicely for the previous 9 years, however I’m prepared for one thing extra ornamental. And smaller. I would like it to be a smaller mirror with a fairly white body sitting towards that darkish wallpaper. And I would like wallpaper seen between the mirror body and the sconces.
However I’m fairly positive I’ve already shared all of that with you in earlier posts. What I didn’t share is my determination concerning the nook cupboard and cabinets. I’ve just about determined that the higher a part of the nook cupboard (the half with the open cabinets) wants to return out fully.
That can resolve a couple of of issues, however it’ll additionally create a few issues.
Let’s discuss concerning the issues it’ll resolve. First, it’ll enable me to get that wooden countertop out of there and swap it for the brand new quartz countertop. (That’s actually the primary motive that bought me excited about the potential for taking the higher cupboard out fully and leaving it out.) Second, eradicating the higher cupboard fully will do away with the tile on the again that I put in vertically. I favored that design determination at first, however have come to essentially dislike it. Plus, if I’m eliminating the accent tile in the remainder of the room, preserving the tile behind these cabinets will make no sense in any respect.
However the third motive might be my favourite unintended profit. I might then be capable of carry the wallpaper round into that little nook, which can stability out the look of the wallpaper within the room. With out that, I really feel like that darkish wallpaper primarily on two partitions of the room would make it really feel unbalanced.
What downside would it not create? Properly, the crown molding must be fully redone on this space because it wraps across the entrance of the cupboard, and I’d must to wrap round to the again wall of the nook (i.e., the wall the place the vertical tile is now). And as soon as that’s eliminated, that implies that the ceiling boards on this space, which finish on the entrance of the cupboards slightly below the crown molding, must be eliminated and changed with boards that go all the way in which to the again wall of the nook.
So the plans are beginning to transcend only a fast little makeover with some new wallpaper, a brand new mirror, and new vainness paint coloration, a brand new bathe curtain, and a few new plumbing fixtures.
However I don’t actually see any method round it. With that cupboard there, I can’t get that countertop out. All of it begins with the countertop. And there’s merely no method I’m going to have one quartz countertop and one wooden countertop. That’s not even an possibility.
So it seems like the brand new countertop will set off a complete domino impact on this little lavatory. However that’s okay. It’ll be enjoyable, and provides me one thing to stay up for as soon as the studio is completed. When you give a DIYer a brand new countertop… (Maybe I ought to write a kids’s e-book. 😀 )
Addicted 2 Adorning is the place I share my DIY and adorning journey as I transform and adorn the 1948 fixer higher that my husband, Matt, and I purchased in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do bodily work, so I do the vast majority of the work on the home on my own. You may be taught extra about me right here.