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This is what truth in blogging looks like:

I can’t say I’m proud of it. In fact, I can say that I’m really embarrassed about it, but I’m showing it to you anyway. This is what exists on the other side of the two walls I finished patching, priming, and painting in the primary bathroom.

Why did I stop in the middle? Because the vanity and toilet need to be replaced before I can truly be done with patching the wall (it’s really difficult to find motivation to work myself behind an old toilet to repair an old wall – I’d rather remove the toilet, repair the wall, then install a new shiny toilet in its place).

And while I’m at it, I may as well wait for the other half of the same wall to be impacted by the replacement of the vanity (which is waiting in the garage until I can tile the floor). I think in my case the two birds are a toilet and a sink, and the stone is my patience with joint compound. Or something like that.

But there is progress in the form of a new light fixture.

Old fixture:
New fixture:

Anywho, it’s really about time I stop distracting myself with silly things like laundry, mowing the lawn, and external house repairs. Time to get back at it and force this bathroom into being. At least then I can call one room finished. Or at least, having enough of its parts that I can contemplate showering in there again. Same thing, right?

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  1. I know you've mentioned eventually changing the color, but I so adore your yellow mirror :)

  2. You'll get there. Our bathroom remodel (that we foolishly, as usual, thought would take somewhere around a week to accomplish) has taken us at least 4x as long – and we still haven't even gotten around to tiling the floor yet. I guess that's what happens when life gets in the way…

    btw, I love your yellow mirror. It's so happy!


  3. It's a domino effect, you'll get one thing done and everything else will fall into place! I must say though that cramming yourself behind the toilet doesn't sound appealing at all, I vote for new toilet!

  4. Thanks for keeping it real! It's coming along well, ignore the clutter! :p Where did you get the shower head and the extension?!

  5. Scott found it some time ago and didn't want to take it to his new place. I think he got it at Bed Bath and Beyond.

  6. The best projects take a lot longer than expected, but at least you have time to think about what you're doing and change your mind about selections, if needed. Can't wait to see the after!