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
I have many indicators that I am slipping to the other side:
- I’m scraping off the “dirty” part of the soap bar and using that when I wash my hands.
- I’m thinking that scissors and other tools with dark handles save cleaning fingerprints from them.
- When I toss something, almost anything, I think, “One less piece of clutter . . . “
- I started wrapping the cord to the upright vac with crossed loops. Fewer loops, much neater!
- Our TP holder has room for a 2nd roll behind. I stopped putting the 2nd roll hole forward and instead put it the same way as the roll we’re using… less visual clutter.
- I’ve been cataloging, pricing, and tagging items before I leave home. No more wondering if I’d paid $2 for something or $4? I know the mark-up is adequate, and since I know my pricing schema, I know enough when I start mark downs what I likely paid for the item. $3 is my bottom price, if I can’t sell something for $3 in a week, it’s not worth bothering with. That is the hard-won knowledge of years of retailing and my old inclination to keep things. I’m getting ruthless!
- Becoming OCD is catching, did you know? DH is reorganizing his workshop. He’s using a Space Budget (although he doesn’t call it that).
- I’ve decided that I love contractions, abbreviations, ampersands & question marks: shorter and tidier writing. (I really am OCD! Tidy writing??? )
Any minute now, I will become that monster: the woman who won’t go outside because her hair gets messed, who wipes the table whenever anyone lifts a cup from it!
If you know me IRL, please TELL me
if when I go too far. Please! How do you avoid falling off a cliff?
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Tagged flip side, going over the edge, hoarder to neat-freak in one easy step!, OCD, swinging the other way, the dark side