I got a pretty late start on the bathroom yesterday because I had some non-house things to do (like getting a dead car battery replaced, and going to Home Depot to purchase a tool and supplies), so by the time I got started, it felt like it was about 10pm. It wasn’t! It was much earlier. But this time change at this time of the year takes me a while to get adjusted to, so when it’s dark outside at 5:30pm, my mind tells me it’s time to wind things down for the night. But once I convinced myself that it wasn’t bedtime at 5:30, and I still had plenty of time to get some work done, I got to it.
And I finally crossed that hurdle that I was dreading. The unfinished wall that I’ve been putting off for way too long now has finally been trimmed out.
And do you know why it’s done? Because I knew if I didn’t get anything done yesterday, and I gave in to my urge to just get comfy under my down comforter and watch a movie, using the early darkness as an excuse, then at least a few of you would be asking me why I don’t have any progress to show today.
Accountability really is an amazing motivator.
Anyway, it’s not 100% done because I needed to use my table saw for the final two pieces of trim at the top, but my table saw is set up in an area where I don’t have a light. And I don’t exactly want to use my table saw when it’s dark outside with no light. That sounds like a recipe for disaster to me. 😀
But at least the hard part is done, and just take a look at those mitered cuts. They’re not even caulked yet, and I think they look great! I’m pretty sure those are the best mitered cuts I’ve ever done, if I do say so myself.
Just as a reminder, the finished wall is going to look like this once it’s all caulked, primed, painted, and the tile in installed.
It’s getting there! And now that the trim is installed on that wall, I’m pretty excited to get that wall finished. One day at a time, one step at a time.
On a final note, I was scrolling through Instagram a couple of days ago, and I saw a reel by someone I follow (but I can’t remember who it was now!), and she was sharing how long it took to remodel/decorate each one of the rooms in their home. I had to giggle a bit when it said that their master bathroom has been in progress now for three years, and it’s still not finished. 😀 Phew! I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE!!! 😀 And mine is on track to be only about half that time! It did make me feel a little better about how long this has taken me, and make me realize that I’m certainly not alone. Some rooms get done relatively quickly. Others just seem to take forever. That’s the nature of living in and remodeling a fixer upper.
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.
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DianaNovember 11, 2022 at 12:03 pm
Grat progress! It was the goldhive.
YvonneNovember 11, 2022 at 3:09 pm
Congratulations for pushing through the temptations! Remember, it was the Hare, and not the Rabbit, that won the race. Slow and steady does the trick! You will get there to that Finish Line and it will be a job well done. I look forward to seeing your weekend progress in Monday’s update! (no pressure)
LuisaNovember 12, 2022 at 12:21 pm
Lol 😆 and all this time I thought it was the tortoise.
TiffanyNovember 12, 2022 at 8:04 am
Yay for getting things done – and it looks beautiful!!!
I’ve been realizing lately how much time and money I put toward other things when I *really* want to get my house fully decorated. So that’s my new purpose. Putting it out into the world for accountability.
MarlaNovember 12, 2022 at 10:28 am
Wakey, Wakey ! Time to get out from under that warm comforter and GET TO WORK ! You go girl !
JillNovember 12, 2022 at 10:38 am
Looks amazing. Can’t wait to see the finished results.
Alta CraigNovember 12, 2022 at 2:31 pm
Looks great! Good on you for staying with it!
vicki bucyNovember 12, 2022 at 3:21 pm
It looks wonderful. I’m going to be a copy cat in my Master Bath and do the same thing, but use 6×12 marble tiles where you used the penny tile. I would love to use marble all over, but can’t afford it. Can you share how you did the trim around the outlets or is it somewhere in your blog from the past. Thanks.
Joan HornungNovember 12, 2022 at 4:01 pm
That looks great – the finished side is so pretty – I’m sure you are doing more today, because in no time it will be done! Keep at it!
Rebecca BNovember 12, 2022 at 10:31 pm
Your mitered cuts are so nice you could make picture frames! When you caulk, I assume latex caulk, does it dry up after a couple years and get crummy?
Sheri HepworthNovember 13, 2022 at 1:36 pm
Lovely work, as usual!
claireNovember 13, 2022 at 4:44 pm
well done darling one!
cannot wait to see next progress post. KEEP ‘EM COMING! love your work
i too thrive on accountability Cx
BeckyNovember 17, 2022 at 2:56 pm
That is GORGEOUS! And bonus points for doing it at the end of a long day!