This reflooring project really opened a can of worms! And in this case it's having me open a can of whoop-ass on "the can."
|When I made that little collage-thingie back when we first moved here, I forgot to include the cheap-ass, NOT EVEN REMOTELY CENTERED light fixture. Apparently, that's a thing up in here.|
We have what amounts to a weird little half-bath in the master bedroom. A half-bath that is comprised of a tinier than usual water closet and then a very vintage, wall-mounted, corner sink right outside of that.
The sink area had been carpeted (ick) so I replaced that floor when I did Phase VI: the closet. As with the guest closet, it seemed like a good opportunity to complete some other projects in the space while it was emptied... i.e. the toilet was pulled.
Phase A: Remove wallpaper, repair/resurface walls
|It already looks bigger, just having most of the paper removed!|
I didn't get a photo after I painted, but here are the resurfaced walls with a good coat of primer.
Phase B: Paint/VP walls & ceiling.
Phase C: Replace/refinish light fixture.
I didn't find a light fixture that ticked all the boxes: inexpensive, attractive, appropriate finish, replaceable bulbs - so many LED fixtures have non-replaceable bulbs! So I decided to just paint over the cheap-looking, shiny brass-plated base with not-exactly-un-cheap-looking, faux oil-rubbed bronze spray paint and replace the glass shade with this schoolhouse style. I already had the spray paint and the shade was about $5!
Phase D: Install floors and all that goes with that.
1. Remove base moulding.
2. Remove existing hardwood.
3. Pour self-leveling subfloor with Eric's assistance.
4. Install LVP.
5. Refinish and reinstall base moulding.
Phase E: New TP hardware
Soooooo many toilet paper holders are designed NOT to handle a double roll. I'm not going to buy special packages of TP for one of three toilets. Let me admit right here and now that I have a TP hardware style preference. I like the single-sided kind... you know, because anyone who happens to use the last of the roll has NO REASON not to replace the roll. Particularly, because I store a backup roll right there within arms' reach. [pretends to make meaningful eye contact with imaginary person]
|Photo taken outside, because I won't install it until after the toilet goes in. It's already a tight enough fit in there!|
Sadly for me, I also have a penchant for rather expensive TP holders. Well, all house hardware, really, but I am also a really thrifty so-and-so. So, I got a good-enough holder at a home center then added it to a decorative storage crate purchased at a craft store. This way we can store a backup roll and a funny bottle of scented spray right there and should someone be inclined to bring a book in there, there's a place to set it!
That new toilet!
The installed TP holder!
Another storage solution!
Handmade and vintage decorations!
... and not much more!