After a year of this:
For the shelf, I just simply wrapped a piece of wood with contact paper self adhesive shelf liner. At first, I thought I’ll wallpaper the back of the shelf but realized that any design or color will make the misshapen box with imperfect angles very apparent. Then I considered just painting the shelf a solid color. But we didn’t have any left over paint with a color I wanted to use. At the end, I just had to get this done already and this contact paper shelf liner we have was the easiest solution.
I used brackets to hold up the shelf. Nothing fancy. But for some reason, I was having a whole lot of difficulty screwing them in. It might have something to do with the level being as long as a yard stick and couldn’t easily fit into the recessed unit for leveling. Or I was feeling unbalanced on the step stool while trying to awkwardly operate a drill and driver. Whatever it was, I was grunting and swearing and sweating up a storm trying to put in those four little brackets. But once I was done, I was happy to finally reorganize our bathroom storage and plug in my sonicare toothbrush.
Here’s a list of what I still need to do in the bathroom:
- Replace the cream color electrical outlet and cover with a white one (true for the whole house)
- Paint the cream-colored vent cover white to blend with the ceiling (same for the rest of the house)
- Replace the vanity/sink
- Replace the shower/tub fixtures
Here’s what I would love to do in this bathroom:
- Re-tile the shower walls
That’s not much of list but that is a huge undertaking. Unless we hire it out. But I’m convinced we can do it (I’ve been watching HGTV – enough said). I still have to convince KT. Wish me luck!