Effectively, I needed to get again to work yesterday. After our superb week final week (I updated Friday’s post yesterday to share the rest of our week), it was so exhausting to change gears and get again to work on the grasp lavatory. However I pressured myself, and bought fairly a bit completed. I’m nonetheless specializing in the bathroom space and making an attempt to get the partitions completed in there in order that I can transfer on to constructing the cupboard that can go in opposition to the far wall in that space.
If you happen to’ll bear in mind, my last choice concerning the partitions on this space was so as to add the judges paneling type of wainscoting like I’ve within the hallway lavatory…
Besides that on this space, the paneling would go from ground to ceiling. In the primary space of the toilet, I’ll add this identical type of wainscoting, however it’ll solely cowl the decrease half of the partitions beneath the blue higher partitions.
I had already hooked up all the boards to the partitions earlier than final week, so I spent yesterday afternoon attaching all the trim that types the panels. For this, I used base cap molding, and I hooked up it alongside the sides of every of the boards.
This space is fairly small, making it tough to take photos in right here, however that is what the panels on this wall seemed like as soon as they had been all trimmed out, however earlier than all the ending steps — wooden filling, sanding, caulking, priming, and portray.
I needed to get a bit inventive across the water provide for the bathroom. As soon as all the paneling has been completed, I’ll add hinged spherical wall plate (is that referred to as an escutcheon?) between that water provide valve and the wall to cowl up the opening.
It’s nonetheless trying fairly tough…and dingy. As soon as it’s painted, it’ll be the identical coloration because the trim surrounding the mural, which you’ll be able to see within the picture under. It’s fairly a bit brighter and whiter than the paneling seems now.
After all, this again wall will principally be lined with a cupboard that I’m going to construct. I had initially deliberate on doing a built-in cupboard overlaying the whole wall. However I later modified my thoughts and determined to construct a freestanding cupboard that may be a separate piece of furnishings. That means, if I ever need this space for one thing else, the cupboard will be moved out and used some other place.
After which on the wall the place the bathroom goes, I simply did one giant body slightly than separating it into three frames. The location of the bathroom didn’t permit for 3 evenly spaced frames, and since that wall doesn’t actually present from the primary space of the toilet (you possibly can solely see a small sliver of it for those who’re standing proper within the doorway between the toilet and the house health club), I’ve one other thought for this wall.
So right here’s a common thought of what a cupboard will appear like on that far wall of the bathroom space…
My cupboard gained’t be pure wooden, although. Since I’ll be utilizing the French doorways that I took off of the pantry to construct the cupboard, and since they’re already painted (they usually’re pine), I’m simply going to have to color the cupboard. I used to be initially pondering of portray the cupboard a light-weight pink from the mural, however I feel I’ll stick to a coloration that’s related (only a tad darker) than the blue wall coloration, after which I need to paint this one panel one of many pinks from the mural…
I don’t need something too shiny or saturated, so I feel I’ll go for a pink like this flower…
After which that pink will function a really fairly backdrop for what I plan to placed on that wall. However that’s a narrative for an additional day. 🙂 For now, I’ve a ton of wooden filling, sanding, and caulking to do!
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