Since we have our hand towel cubbies completed of course. Before you would have had to dry your hands on a community towel atop the vanity. BORING. As we told you yesterday (here), it took a little longer than expected as many things around here do. But after an incredibly fun Wednesday night of sanding, filling, and painting, Dain has completed his bathroom masterpiece. It now happily hangs on our wall waiting for the guests to arrive….since we obviously won’t use it for ourselves. Unless we really need a pick-me-up maybe. Here’s what it took to complete this little beauty.
We had every intention of finishing this in one night, but alas, it wasn’t meant to be. As you can see, there are a few spaces where the horizontal and vertical pieces meet as well as nail holes in the side from the nail gun.
To fix these minor blemishes, Dain began by sanding the joints smooth using an orbital sander. Luckily we still have the box of sanders we borrowed from my Dad for our crackle bench. Why the man has a box of sanders is still a mystery to us, but we sure are glad he owns a sander for every occasion that he is happy to lend us. It’s a lot easier than doing it by hand.
Next he used wood filler to fill in any gaps and the nail holes.
Then he sanded the wood filler using the orbital sander again. Two rounds of sanding in one night = fun, fun, fun. Next came a little touch up for the sanded areas with the Kilz primer.
While the primer was drying (but dry to the touch already), Dain brought the whole thing upstairs, and we debated exactly where to hang it. Then Dain installed the wall anchors to the wall. He used four, two near the top and two near the bottom to make sure it was secure.
Finally, he painted a fresh coat of Decorator White, which had to dry overnight once again foiling our plans for blogging before bedtime. It is certainly a process, but this morning brought the moment I was waiting for: the grand entrance into the bathroom. Dain hung it by screwing it in to the wall anchors, and we added the towels with a nifty roll and flare that Dain discovered. Nothing like having a few little details to finish before heading off to work. And ta-da. Here she is.
Love, love, and more love. Our guests are now in for a surprise (if they don’t read our blog anyway) and a treat. In total, the wood came in around $26.00, and the towels were about $40.00. Dain also picked up a bag of washers and a web clamp for about $8.00. Since we already owned the other items (primer, paint, wood filler, screws, wall anchors, etc…), the grand total comes in right around $75.00, but we did splurge on the softer towels. But as I told Dain, we will have those for a long time, especially with our current rate of party-throwing (0).
We’ll be back tomorrow with a super fun Foodie Friday post, and stay tuned for next week when we’ll fill you in on part 2 of our sun porch tiling (grouting and sealing) along with a few other things we have up our sleeves. Hope you’re busy kicking butt and taking names too.