It just doesn't get a whole lot more exciting than this folks! But the toilet seat in the downstairs bathroom has been replaced.
The old one was looking pretty worn and ratty. It had chips all over the lid and the underside of the seat. The lid looked ugly enough on its own, but the underside of the seat was getting stained and hard to clean. I'll spare you the picture of that. Some things should remain a secret.
Fortunately toilet seats aren't too terribly expensive, however they can be if you want to get all technical and fancy. Since I am still capable of lifting and lowering my own lid myself and do not require a light in the middle of the night (although I do see the value of that if you have men in the house) I opted for a rather low-tech model. The basic white.
The job itself was pretty darn easy. I removed the old seat by popping open the little trap doors on the hinges with a flat blade screwdriver and removed the two screws simply by turning the nuts from underneath. Once the old seat was off I carted it directly to the trash can. Good riddance!
Then I gave the bowl a good scrubbing because, let's face it, it is going to be a long time before I get to do so while so unencumbered, don't you know. One mustn't waste the opportunity.
The new seat went on just like the old one came off. Only in reverse, of course. J
Total time spent, including scrubbing the bowl - 10 minutes! But Wow! What a difference a shiny new seat makes. And boy is it shiny too. Amazing how much better it looks. And another item crossed of the good 'ol To Do list!