I realized this morning that last week we passed the six year anniversary of this here little blog. Happy Blogaversary, my friends! To continue my ritual of bringing you to new and exciting places each and every single day.....today, let's head into the bathroom! Yes, again! (wink, wink.)
But really - for this tiny little room - a whole lot of my thought has gone into it. Not a whole lot of solutions yet, mind you, but a whole lot of puzzling, "well, what do we do with that?"
The above photo is the only before photo I have in this space, which means that I was operating somewhere between avoidance and denial - I couldn't even look at it safely from behind the lens. (Avoidance and denial work for a little while in the world of old house renovations, I'm learning. It's all good.)
Like these holes in the walls that we've been living with for six months. Holes in which my children have dropped countless toothbrushes, socks, toothpaste tube caps, pieces of playmobil hair, likely some toast, and who knows what else to be discovered in some future decade (now, that's a true time capsule). The walls in here are actually bathroom wall cladding. Plastic walls. Not so easy to patch. And the whole-room demo/redo that I came up with as "the perfect solution"? So not in the budget right now, or anywhere close to the top of either the Want or Need priority list.
And so we make do, right?
Some simple DIY plumbing solutions, a skirt for a sink, the just-right fitting and affordably-thrifted vintage mirror (six months of walking around thrift shops with a tape measure finally paid off), one new light fixture (Acworth from Barnlight Electric), and a simple little modge-podged towel hook that allows for a 'big people' hand towel in addition to the one for little hands below (and, oh-so-conveniently covers up another hole in the wall).
This corner is done. For now.