Doesn’t this piss you off to no end?
No? Okay, well it’s not your bathroom and you don’t understand.
It’s been this way since we’ve moved in. One would assume that there used to be a vanity built in here. Some time in history after they laid the tile and grouted the rest of the baseboards into the floor, they decided to replace the vanity but NOT the baseboard.
THIS DROVE ME CRAZY.
But yesterday I finally cajoled my husband into borrowing some saws and removing this thorn in my side.
It really only took him a few minutes and a trip to Home Depot. Since the existing baseboards were buried in about half an inch of grout, our replacement board had to be chopped down to comparable height.
But once it was cut down and hammered into place, it only took me another hour or so to caulk the gaps and paint the baseboards all around with a fresh coat of Valspar Ultra White. (I held off on the baseboards during the painting earlier this year, knowing that this would need to be done eventually.)
And now the gap is gone. And I can sleep at night.
It’s the little things, people. Really, the little things that all come together and make one BIG improvement in this house. I’m so, so, so very close to being all done with this bathroom project!
Sand down upper walls and door/window frames Remove mirror and medicine cabinet and sand walls below Apply liquid de-glosser to all upper walls and ceiling Apply heavy-duty primer to upper walls and ceiling Paint ceiling white Paint upper walls w/ Sherwin Williams Toque White Paint door/window frame and mid-rail moulding w/ Valspar Ultra White Repair gaps in lower walls Paint lower walls w/ dark teal Cut and install replacement baseboard strip behind sink Paint new baseboards w/ Valspar Ultra White Buy/install new mirror Buy/install new medicine cabinet or shelves Install new wooden shelf over the sink
- (Possibly) buy and install a new sink faucet
Make simple valance for window
- Find a properly-sized rug
Raise shower bar higher and buy extra-long curtain Replace or repaint light fixture