Ah yes, this little project. Slowly, but surely. Last we left, I was left with the decision between the Copper Patina and Robin’s Nest Paint colors (both by Benjamin Moore). I decided on the Robin’s Nest, since it is a bit less bold for such a small space.
So…. what else have I been up to?
The ceiling was FINALLY painted with Zinsser Ceiling Paint (paint and primer in one with mold blocking goodness in it). Of course, after a week the paint started peeling, just like it was doing before. This is most likely the result of a moisture problem… aka… there is still no bathroom fan. So until we get one installed, no more showers in this bathroom. I repaired the peeling sections and will have to do one more coat to cover it up.
I decided it was definitely time for the medicine cabinet to take a hike, so I removed it and repaired the wall. It makes the room feel different! I have two choices for a mirror… the first one shown in these pictures and another rectangular one. Not sure which color to use on the mirror yet. I could go with white, ivory, brown, or a shade darker than the wall color. Decisions, decisions.
The two containers on the vanity have taken on our junk from the medicine cabinet and will be finding a resting place on some new corner shelves above the toilet.
I re-caulked the shower surround and finished the white trim. White trim makes me very happy.
While I was working on the caulking I found a few loose tiles next to the shower surround. I removed them and found this….
I have a mini (read: major) freak out, and called my dad immediately, which went a bit like this. “Dad! OMG. I found black mold in my bathroom on the subfloor. It’s disgusting. Do I have to remove the whole floor? Daddyyyyyyy Help me!”
His suggestion is to seal the sub-floor, glue the tiles back down and re-grout it. We’ll see how that goes.
The biggest change and one of the only finished sections so far is the vanity. Here it was a few weeks ago:
This is “Ivory Lace” from Behr – color matched for Olympic Premium. It is a lovely creme color that matches the sink and tub surround.
So… a few bumps in the road. But onward we go. I can’t wait to actually get some paint on the wall so I feel like I am somewhat near the end of this project. Ha.