I'm back to wrap up the bathroom upgrade! I hope it was worth the wait. Next up:
The medicine cabinet was a rusty mess. I removed the mirror and then sanded and scrubbed it clean. Next I gave it several coats of white gloss spray paint. It covered fairly nicely, but I had to resign myself to the fact that it is old and therefore it isn't going to be perfect (sigh).
While the paint dried I gave the mirror frame a once over with Restore-A-Finish and brought it back to life. I left everything to dry well and moved on to other projects before reassembling everything and then reinstalling it back onto the wall.
|Not even the same medicine cabinet|
I really love how nice the medicine cabinet turned out, but more importantly I won't be scared to put my toothbrush in there now.
The previous owners had replaced the shower faucet but not the shower head itself which was the original one. I decided to go ahead and splurge on an Oxygenics RV Shower Head after reading rave reviews about it. Anything that can help me get clean while conserving water and prolong an already short shower sounded really good to me.
I went ahead and got the plastic version as opposed to the heavier and more expensive chrome fixture. I don't want to add additional weight and for me it wasn't really worth the extra $20 expense. I'll put that money to good use on something else.
I picked up this vinyl shower curtain at Fred Meyer. It was regularly $19.99, but I got it on sale for $13.99. I also picked up a package of binder rings instead of getting new shower curtain rings. They are quite a bit smaller and this way the curtain won't hang down so much. Every little bit of space counts in this tiny bathroom.
The design of the curtain is such that it will provide adequate privacy over the window so I won't need to replace the curtain. I think that is great since it is a wet bath and eliminating anything that could potentially corrode or rust, like a curtain rod, is a very good thing.
An aqua rug on the floor when the shower is not in use looks nice and will keep bare feet off of a cold surface. Mainly mine! It can then be pulled out and set outside the door when showering so wet feet have a place to land when stepping out of the bathroom afterward.
I installed a new magnet catch on the medicine cabinet so it won't fly open and spill stuff all over the place while I'm driving down the road. I also cut up some shelf liner scraps (leftover from a whole other project I've been working on) to cover the little shelves. Then, of course I had to fill it up with crap. It's all good crap though.
One of the jars of soap made it way out here as well as some of my freebie and coupon thrifted shower gel and lotion from Bath & Body Works.
So there you go. After a week of planning, measuring and acquiring all of my supplies, mostly from Amazon and the rest from Home Depot, I spent a good solid three days working to get it all done. I'm absolutely thrilled with the results and I don't think I've ever had so many people coming over to look at my bathroom before! 😁