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Decking Out the Bathroom


Yes, I’m still working on the bathroom. It was hard to get back into the swing of things after the holidays, but I’m getting there. Just yesterday the dark blue cement floor tiles arrived, and they are amazing! I’m letting them acclimate for a few days before I go ahead with the install, in the mean time I’ll be watching every youtube vid I can find until I feel totally confident that I’m not going to screw this up.

Computer time has been rare these days. Our hot water heater and boiler both crapped out on us this week and I spent the better part of two days chatting with plumbers and heating dudes. Everything is back up and running and we’re all thankful to be warm. I’ve also had the bonus of helping babysit my brand new baby niece over the last few Wednesdays. I’m not really a baby person, but I really like snuggling with this one.

I’ve been wanting to make a shopping list for the finishing touches, I need to see that carrot dangling so I can go ahead and finish this project already. It’s like I’m so close but so far — so many little things to do! Anyways, let’s talk about this list! Our plan is to one day add a glass door to the shower, but for now I’m just going to install a rod and a simple waffle curtain with liner, it will look cool and work in the meantime. I’ll hang a few simple towel hooks around the bathroom as opposed to towel bars — the navy turkish towels will hang on them. The small linen closet and wire basket will be stocked with the larger black towels. Inside the “linen closet” will be where we tuck away the laundry hamper. We’ll get a small industrial metal stool so the small people in my fam can reach for a toothbrush or look in the mirror. When the stool is not in use I’d like to set a potted fern on top of it because who doesn’t like plants in a bathroom? I like this dangling carrot idea, and I’m going to focus on this future shopping spree to stay motivated. I hope to have a bathroom update in the next day or two so stay tuned and wish me luck!

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  • Courtney January 12, 2017

    Eeeek! So exciting! I have loved watching all your hard work and seeing the bathroom evolve! Good luck :)

    • Scoops January 13, 2017

      Thanks Courtney! It’s getting there! I checked out your site and am following along ;)

  • Mary January 12, 2017

    I love what you’ve done so far & your design choices. These latest ones are going to put your new bathroom over the top. It’s going to be stunning.

    • Scoops January 13, 2017

      Thanks, Mary! I sure hope it looks pulled together when it’s all done, fingers crossed!

  • Becky January 13, 2017

    The bathroom looks great and so do your accessories. One thing–if you are planning on installing a glass shower door in the future, maybe try out a tension shower rod so you don’t have to screw into your tiling job–which may or may not be covered by the glass door install/hardware. Having said that–that flat black one is pretty sweet.

    • Scoops January 18, 2017

      Hey Becky! I know, that was my thought too regarding the curtain. My gal pals are trying to convince me that I can either grout the holes white or have the hinges for the glass door placed over them. I was also just considering hanging a hospital room style ceiling mounted curtain hardware and then have the curtain hang from there? I know they have something similar at Ikea.

  • Emelia January 17, 2017

    Dangling carrot idea.. you’re so funny! I’m the same way though, I get through about 90% of a project and then seem to stall and lose motivation. Dangle all the carrots you need to finish the bathroom so you can share all the pictures!

    • Scoops January 18, 2017

      I know! I’m trying so hard. Soon I hope!

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