Upon first glance, it probably looks as if nothing has really changed, but I tackled the two ugly projects first: the nasty grout and the counter top. Remember, this is what the room looked like before.
The grout was cracked and dirty, dirty, dirty – even after a nice scrub with bleach cleaner. My floor and I got to know each other well this week, but the couple of hours I spent on the floor with an eyebrow brush were SO WORTH IT. I’ll be posting later about the product I used and all the tricks I learned. For now, look at the difference! It’s by no means perfect, and I wish more than anything I could just replace the tile, but for the time being it’s a huge improvement, and very friendly on the budget!
The second project this week was the “new” counter top. I read some articles about using a feather finish concrete over existing counters, and I gave it a try. I’m still going to dye it and seal it, but I already love the industrial, imperfect look of it.
I still haven’t create a mood board, but the vision is now a lot clearer in my head and I have a plan of action!
- Remove fixtures and patch holes in drywall
- “Cubbyhole” storage in the wall
Feather finish concrete counter top
- Dye counter top and seal
- Install faucet
Repair and refinish grout
- Paint walls
- Paint vanity
- Install new light fixture
- Wood feature wall
- Vintage door knob towel rack
- Antique spindle toilet paper holder
- Final touches
For next week, my priorities are repairing the drywall, cutting out the little cubbyhole, and painting the room. As for the color of the walls – your guess is as good as mine at this point – precisely why I struggle with design boards.
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