Since embarking on this bathroom project, I’ve found that renovations can greatly affect your perception of progress and defeat. Some steps in the bathroom renovation have seemed to make significant gains towards the end product while others, while just as important, feel more like taking steps backward.
These last few weeks have fortunately been the former which has given me the motivation to post an update again!
Tile was a slow, grueling process of mixing mortar, placing tile and spacers, mixing more mortar, placing more tiles in rows and rows… and don’t forget measuring and cutting the tiles. That was just step one. Then there’s the sealing, grouting, cleaning, caulking. Let’s just say I’m glad we aren’t doing another room with tile for quite a while.
Once the tile was up though, things moved quite quickly. Painting, wallpaper, hardware installation and toilet installation all happened within a week or two! And all of those are the things that make it feel like a real bathroom.
All that’s left is the board and batten installation, the vanity we are building, sconce installation, and some shelving and hooks (see the design plans here).
Our house is already feeling more complete. Having this much finished makes me realize how beautiful our house will be once the renovations are complete. The process itself has made me so appreciative of what we have and the possibilities that exist here!