It was when I redid the downstairs bath that I realized the wallpaper was hiding things. So the next item on the list was the master bath.
We'd had some work done on the tub faucets in both bathrooms because they were leaking from day one. The plumber knocked out the tile because he had to replace the fixture all the way back to the pipes, so we had gaping holes on both sides of the wall. The bathrooms back up to each other and share the same pipe space, so it was like a little window through to the other bathroom. We covered the holes up with duct tape and garbage bags until we could figure out what to do. Finally, we decided to hire John the Drunk Across the Street to patch the holes. He did a pretty good job! But Darling Man wanted to do the tiling himself, just getting JtD to cut the tiles and/or drill them. So we lived with the baths like this for a while.
One day, we were sitting in the family room when DM said, "I think I want to replace that last toilet in the master bath."
I jumped right on it, saying that once the old one was out, we should pull the wall paper off the walls and paint behind where the toilet would be. Of course it grew from there, to why-don't-we this and why-don't-we that, until we finally decided to just redo the whole thing and get it over with.
The new toilet is a thing of beauty. And DM pulled all the wall paper down, as well as that old medicine cabinet and took the vanity out. The rest was up to me.
The finished product from the doorway.
New vanity, faucet, mirror, light fixture and a shelf were installed. DM helped with the light.
I really like this toilet paper thing. It holds three rolls of paper, plus an in-use holder above. I didn't really want to drill into my new vanity, and this solved the problem quite handily.As I finished up, Darling Man called me down to dinner. A couple of days ago, he caught this beauty:
We had his parents over for baked redfish last night, and tonight he did terriyaki redfish with ramen noodles and salad. Mmmmmmm...
Now I just need to finish cleaning up my "staging area". Guess what I'm doing tomorrow?