The plumber came yesterday and was finally able to get our pipes situated for the pedestal sink. Whew. I had no idea a little bathroom would be so involved and would take so long. Now, we’re waiting for the tile to be installed, which can’t happen until next week. So, I sat and dreamed for a little bit this afternoon about how we were going to handle the back wall with the radiator and the former window to nowhere. I sketched out this plan…
We are going to cover the entire back wall in bead board (it will be 3/4 height around the rest of the room) and build a radiator cover/shelf to hide the rad, provide a little storage and give a clean line where the tile can stop. Apparently it’s a bear to tile around these old radiators, so we’re just going to cover it up, which will look sharper, anyway. That’s going to be the project this week while we’re waiting for the tile guys.
I wanted to make some progress today…it’s sort of like rolling your car a little when you’re in a traffic jam. It lifts your morale to know that the tires are turning…so we removed the sink. One thing that people don’t normally mention about bathroom makeovers is there are some funky smells when you pull out sinks that have been in place for over 60 years. Also, someone lost their lime green comb back there a few decades ago.
I needed lots of DDP (Diet Dr. Pepper) and snacks to keep me going, but I finished it around midnight.
I felt great when I went to bed last night, although I’m a little tired today. Now, I’m ready to focus my attention on my Cottages and Bungalows project for the July issue, my HGTV.com projects and my move to Lucketts, which happens next Saturday! This week, I’ll answer some questions and share more about chalk paint, milk paint and waxes.