The carpenter finished up the last of the hall bathroom work on Thursday, and I wrote the contractor a check. When Hubby Tony got home he 'christened' the room. That night Son Donald went to Target with me to pick out a curtain rod, shower curtain, rug, and hand towels and yesterday he helped me install the rod and curtain.
Here's a peek at the room before the work started. (From this angle you can't see how each of the elements was past their prime.)
And and an 'after' photo showing off the new floor, tub, tile surround, vanity, and sink. The mirror and light fixture over the vanity aren't showing.
With the construction work over, does that mean we're ready to jump in and start all the features of the room? Not hardly; there's still a lot of little tasks to finish up first. Today I sealed the grout lines in the shower , which needs three days to completely cure. Tonight or tomorrow the new baseboards will get a first coat of paint. While I'm at it, I'll TSP the door and put a fresh coat on it, too. Next to all the new things it looks really shabby.
Then there's the matter of decorating. The room is crying out for some color. I'll be on the hunt for some artwork, which will provide the inspiration for towel colors. I also have some ideas for embellishing the plain shower curtain.
Five years ago today: Rocky