One Room Challenge Week 4: Many projects, none of them quite finished

This week seems to have snuck up on me. It seems like I have a few balls up in the air with this project, but none of them have quite landed yet.

If you’ve jumped in here missed the last few weeks – head here to check out the first week of the One Room Challenge.

My biggest accomplishment this week is that the shower is fully grouted! The shower is not done, but this is a big milestone. What is still left until we have a working shower?

  • caulk – I’ll be using Mapei silicone caulk in a color matched shade to the grout
  • install the bar to hold the hand-shower
  • finish configuring fixtures and turn on the water from the manifold in the crawlspace
  • install the glass walls and door – I have to be honest, I’m very nervous about this.

I keep telling myself that I am almost finished, but it sometimes it really seems like the to-do list will never end.

I thought I was just about ready to paint… but then I realized that the vanity light boxes were not in the correct place – so, that will have to be fixed which ultimately is not a huge deal, but is added time and a bit of a pain. The light boxes need to move up and out (the right one to the right and the left box to the left). I also need to move an outlet box so that it won’t be covered by the mirror.

What mirrors do we have? Well, I’m so glad you asked! We found not one, but two CB2 gift cards from our wedding 5 years ago that we never used. So we used them last week to buy two of these mirrors:

CB2 Infinity Black Rectangle Mirror 24” x 36”

Of course, this week, all mirrors at CB2 went on sale, because, of course.

Another exciting development is that we have finally decided on a toilet and ordered it. The toilet will be shipped to our local home depot and hopefully ready for us to pick up next week. We chose this one for a few reasons: it is standard height, has a round slow close seat and is skirted. Skirted means that the drain is concealed and I’m hoping this means it will be easier to clean. Standard height because comfort height is a travesty (this very well might be an unpopular opinion due to the lack of toilet options in standard height…) I also think that the low profile of this particular model will keep it kind of hidden behind the vanity and make sure that our exposed brick chimney stays visible.

Woodbridge Conserver 1-Piece 1.0/1.6 GPF High Efficiency Dual Flush All-in-One Toilet with Soft Closed Seat Included in White

This upcoming week I hope to be able to paint, but with the electrical changes and drywall work that entails, I’m not sure if I will actually get to it. I was planning on painting before we install the toilet so that I don’t have to paint in a tight space around it, but we’ll see.

I ordered a shower mat and tried it out in combination with the other rug I’m planning to use. I think it works, but I’m not 100% sold just yet.

Just for fun, I put our toiletries on the niche just to get a glimpse into my future life and, it looks pretty darn good! Someday, very soon, I will get to enjoy this shower. And, until then, I will just keep repeating that statement to myself until it is true! Well, that and working my way through the never ending to-do list…

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