I thought I would share with you some of the projects we did in the master bathroom redo.
This project was completely my husband's idea. He thought the mirror would look great framed out in wood. Secretly, I have always wanted to do that, but I knew he would have to move the light fixture over the vanity a little higher, so I didn't want to bother him with that little request since he was already working so hard. However, he offered and I accepted on this one!
It really was quite easy. There are so many tutorials floating around out there, but none answered our question of that pesky outlet you see at the bottom of the mirror.
The trim is literally sitting right on top of the outlet. I mean we made it by the hair of our chinny chin chin. Pesky issue one ~ check
He used a miter saw to cut the edges and then I painted a glossy white on. Putting it up, was actually quite comical. We used liquid nails to secure the entire thing. That's it! So, I had to hold one side while he held the other and then we started to tape our sides at the same time. The part that was comical was, my side would slide down because I wasn't holding it right. We would start the process over again and again! But, we finally got it up and secured and let it cure over night.
I'm very pleased with how it turned out!
The next project was laying quarter round down around the bath tub, shower and at the base of the cabinets. The grout didn't lay to pretty there, so we needed something to make it look nice and clean.
Enter, pre-painted quarter round. We got it at our local Lowe's and the best thing is, it's not wood. So it can get wet and not rot. We applied liquid nails and laid it snugly against the tub and tile and anywhere else we needed it.
We secured it with painters tape so it wouldn't move.
While my man, was at work, I got busy painting the cabinets. I'm kinda a semi pro at this by now, so it went really smoothly. I used the same paint from the Kitchen cabinets so I was trying to save us some money again. I didn't have very many doors to do this time, so I thought I would try my hand at placing paintable bead board in the center of the cabinet door.
David made me a template and then I just cut away. I was really nervous about how it would turn out and how easy was it going to go on, and guess what? It was so much easier than I ever thought.
*I used an exacto knife to make my cut and then finished the cut with scissors.
*You place the cut piece in a sink full of water for about 3 min. and let it soak really good
*Place the wet piece on the cabinet door and smooth out
*I used a flat edge scraper to get all the bubbles out
*And Voila! You let it dry over night and there you have it!
***Don't look at those dirty dishes in the sink! I had a project to do!***
Sorry I don't have a clearer picture. But, I love them. I painted right over them with my paint and they look great! I still can't decide if I want to rub a glaze over them or not. I'll have to live with them for a while.
Ah, the joys of painting! I think I take up every room in the house when I paint.
Here's a look at the quarter round all done!
Looks nice doesn't it?
I'm still waiting on my curtains to be shipped for the cutout under the cabinets. I just painted a shelf and now I need to glaze it and put it up and I'm done!! I really am enjoying our new bathroom. It just feels good to have it done and know that we did it! Hope your projects are going well and have a good sleep!