A back bathroom Before & After reveal will be popping up tomorrow (HOORAY!!!!), but for today I'll fill you in on the last little bitty things we did to officially call this room DONE and check it off our 2013 house goals list.
First up: trimming the top of our tile. We wanted a decorative way to transition between the tile and the wall and just the edge of the tile wasn't really too appealing. Originally we wanted tile trim, but holy crap it was SO EXPENSIVE, so we decided to just get wood trim and paint it ultra pure white. So little by little, Chris measured out the length of each span of wall and cut the piece down to size
We made sure that as they were installed they went up in one continuous piece so that we didn't have any joints. This wasn't too difficult of a task because the longest span of wall was only about 4 feet, everything else was much smaller
The pieces that went on the door wall and sink wall went up about 3 weeks ago. But we'd been waiting on installing the rest until after the shower enclosure was installed to make sure we had the least amount of stuff in his way. The pieces that went vertical along the tile required a little modification
Because the tile is sliced in half and is beveled it's thicker and our trim didn't cover the complete edge, so we had to attach a small piece of wood to the back of our trim to fur it out a bit to make sure we covered the edge of the cut tile
We patched the seam and sanded it down to make it nice and even
Once they were furred out and cut down to size Chris worked on installing them
What complicated things a bit more was the gap we had between our tile quarter round and the drywall around our cubby
So after Chris installed the trim on the top of the tile...
...he installed an itty bitty piece of quarter round
After he was done installing all the trim I came in to patch all the nail holes
The patches got sanded down and Chris caulked the transition between the tile and tile trim and I primed and painted the patches. I had already primed and painted the trim before it got installed because I knew it would be hard painting the trim after it was up without getting paint all over the tile. Spot priming and painting just the patches was easy and only required a little bit of sponging to clean the tile here and there.
I painted the trim pretty messy, so I had some touch ups after
But there were touch ups throughout the room, so it wasn't a big deal.
Next item on the to do list: finishing the medicine cabinet
I had already installed the glass shelves inside of the cabinet and the new hinges we purchased had finally arrived (the door is crazy heavy so we got hinges that were more heavy duty). Installing the door took about 15 minutes, and it looks so pretty :)
And the last task? Organizing
Because I'm delusional I actually find this task very fun :) It smells like a Before & After tomorrow, hooray!