Last weekend wasn’t all fun and playing with jigs, you know. There was serious work to be done to get the Master Bath ready for some actual bathroom fixtures. For example, I had to put some baseboard in.
Which sounds easy, but “putting baseboard in” around here means actually making the baseboard by running it through the router table to get a beveled edge, staining it (twice), putting on a coat of poly, and then installing it.
The fun part is that I’m getting a lot of use out of my new
toy tool, but the fact that the house now contains two toilets can’t be discounted.
Here’s a lesson I learned after spending a year living in a garage… things like having multiple toilets all of the sudden become very exciting. Also, that one tile, you know, the one that almost cost me my sanity? Totally concealed.
I also trimmed in the window behind the toilet, and finished this one over the tub.
Since the fumes from the cordless nailer weren’t giving me quite the buzz I was looking for, I also spent a little time with some ebony stain turning this…
Like everything else in this bathroom, I’m having a major mental block over the vanity. I love the ebony stain, and was planning on making doors out of some 1x walnut stock, but…
I don’t know if I’m feeling it.
At least the sinks are working, but I learned some things about one-hole faucets. Namely 1.) I don’t like them, and 2.) I think bronze fixtures should always come straight off the counter or wall, not off the bright white porcelain of the sink.
Originally I wanted the Escale sinks to match the tub, but then I saw the pricetag and fell off my chair in shock. $350 apiece, as opposed to the $50 I paid for the ones you see installed. The moral of this story is when I see six hundred little dollar signs floating above the one-hole faucets I feel a lot more warmly towards them.
The truth is, I’m not quite loving the room yet even though it does have a working toilet and sinks. I think having the bigass tub installed might be a game-changer. In the meantime I still have a ways to go on the tile around the fireplace, and backsplashes, and there’s still the little matter of mirrors and light fixtures. I think I can procrastinate on those for at least another week while I work on my new desk plans though. Priorities, people.