Well we demolished the bathroom closet. It was a floor to ceiling closet, but located in such a way that its door and the bathroom door could bang into each other in the doorway. There is also a cabinet door and a drawer which open into or block the door way.
We bought a fawncy bath vanity at the Habitat Re-Store. But, it won’t work as a replacement for our current vanity. However, it has more storage than the vanity we’ve got. So?
We demo’ed the closet to put the new vanity (without a sink) into the closet space as useful storage. Removed the closet door. Vanity is in the closet “niche” which was primed and painted, first. Feb. 10
We have talked about for years putting in a pedestal sink or wall-mounted sink because of the space crunch in the room. That’s likely what we’ll do, because the vanity as built-in storage solves the biggest problem with that idea: loss of storage.
We haven’t decided what sink we’ll get or what we’re going to do with the floor (which will have to be redone), and so:
vanity cabinet will get a temporary plywood top [We bought a fancy piece of limestone for the top.]
while we figure out the rest of the closet configuration [We know what we want, the vanity’s top is higher than we expected, so it may change?]
…and then the sink, mirror and then the floor. I’d love to nuke the bath/shower too, but that’s another whole order of magnitude money wise. What we’ve bit off we can do in chunks. A tub/shower tear out and replacement isn’t a small chunk….
That’s what’s going on here!
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Tagged bath redo, bath rehab, better storage, organization, upgrade
- Strip the bed and wash the sheets.Top sheet done Mon. 1/22.
- Cull/organize the computer label stock.
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Go through another box. Tues. 1/23 2:00 p.m.
Research mini greenhouses. Sunday 9:50 p.m.
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Get rid of the milk bottles. Monday, finally got the 2 to the state capital I’d had bagged up to go for over a month!
Here’s the six list for Monday 1/15
Go through the dry stores, check if there’s anything you need? (And clean a shelf or two while you’re at it, ‘eh?) Finished Fri. 4:00 p.m.
Finish the first pass of the tax accounting. (Thru Aug Nov is done, Finish it!!!) Fri.3:30 p.m.
Go through the string bin: clean & cull. Weds. 8:15 a.m.
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Clean part of the fridge. Been doing this all week, a shelf or bin at a time, and where they’re stored. So far, I’ve cleaned the egg bin, the milk bin, and 2 shelves. . . . Decided I should give myself credit for the work!
Make appt for the septic clean out in the spring. Fri. 9:30 a.m.
Vacuum under the bed. Fri.4:15 Actually did the hall and around the bed. Vac. under the bed is an hour-long job requiring moving the bottom mattress, which I am not able to do now with my elbow issue!
Rather than put up lists and get behind, I’m NOT putting up a new “to do” list until the old list is complete.
I have 2 items outstanding on Thursday’s list:
Clean the inside of a closet. Sat. 8:00 a.m., bathroom closet
Go through a new box. Sat 11:15 a.m.
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Tagged 6-5 list, backlog, Friday's five, Thursday's Five
- Clean the inside of a closet.
- Go through a new box.
Clean off the dining room table. 1:30 p.m.
Clear the clean clothes off the washer/dryer. done sometime before dinner, Thurs 1/11.
Put tags on the for sale items. Fri. a.m.